The use of bioinformatics for identifying class II-restricted T-cell epitopes

Hongjin Bian, John F. Reidhaar-Olson, Juergen Hammer

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Abstract

An important step in the design of subunit vaccines is the identification of promiscuous T helper cell epitopes in sets of disease-specific gene products. Most of the epitope prediction models are based on HLA-II peptide binding, which constitutes a major bottleneck in the natural selection of epitopes. Here we describe a computer model, TEPITOPE, that enables the systematic prediction of promiscuous peptide ligands for a broad range of HLA binding specificity. We show how to apply the TEPITOPE prediction model to identify T-cell epitopes, and provide examples of its successful application in the context of oncology, allergy, and infectious and autoimmune diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-309
Number of pages11
JournalMethods
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

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T-Lymphocyte Epitopes
Bioinformatics
Computational Biology
Epitopes
Peptides
Subunit Vaccines
Genetic Selection
Computer Simulation
Autoimmune Diseases
Allergies
Communicable Diseases
Hypersensitivity
Oncology
Ligands
Genes

Keywords

  • Epitope prediction
  • Human leukocyte antigen class II
  • TEPITOPE
  • Vaccinome

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  • Molecular Biology

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The use of bioinformatics for identifying class II-restricted T-cell epitopes. / Bian, Hongjin; Reidhaar-Olson, John F.; Hammer, Juergen.

In: Methods, Vol. 29, No. 3, 01.03.2003, p. 299-309.

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Bian, Hongjin ; Reidhaar-Olson, John F. ; Hammer, Juergen. / The use of bioinformatics for identifying class II-restricted T-cell epitopes. In: Methods. 2003 ; Vol. 29, No. 3. pp. 299-309.
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