Published in Virus Weekly, June 27th, 2006
"A squirrel monkey model of human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1) infection was used to evaluate the immunogenicity and protective efficacy of a chimeric peptide vaccine composed of a B-cell epitope from the envelope region (aa 175-218) and three HLA-A*0201-restricted cytotoxic T-lymphocyte epitopes derived from Tax protein (Tri-Tax). These selected Tax peptides induced secretion of gamma interferon (IFN-gamma) in peripheral blood mononuclear cells obtained from...
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