Isolation and characterization of CNBr cleavage peptide of influenza viral hemagglutinin stimulatory for mouse cytolytic T lymphocytes

M. A N Wabuke Bunoti, D. P. Fan

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Abstract

A polypeptide fragment obtained by CNBr cleavage of the hemagglutinin from A/JAPAN/305/57 influenza virus has been purified by using high performance liquid chromatography. The first five N-terminal amino acids as determined by sequential Edman degradations have localized this peptide to the HA2 subunit of the hemagglutinin between residues 103 and 123. This peptide, denoted HA2(103-23), can generate both proliferative and cytolytic responses from spleen cells of BALB/c mice previously immunized with A/JAPAN/305/57. These results demonstrate that a single nonglycosylated fragment of the influenza hemagglutinin as small as 21 amino acid residues is capable of being recognized as an antigenic determinant to generate influenza CTL from primed precursors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2386-2391
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Immunology
Volume130
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1983

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