Published in Blood Weekly, March 3rd, 2005
"The intense selection pressure exerted by virus-specific cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) on replicating human immunodeficiency virus and simian immunodeficiency virus results in the accumulation of CTL epitope mutations.
"It has been assumed that fitness costs can limit the evolution of CTL epitope mutations. However, only a limited number of studies have carefully examined this possibility," scientists in the United States report.
"To explore the fitness costs associated with viral escape from p11C, C-M-specific CTL," F.W. Peyerl and...
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