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Record number 360884
Title Stimulation of pneumovirus-specific CD8(+) T-cells using a non-toxic recombinant ricin delivery system
Author(s) Grimaldi, E.; Claassen, E.A.W.
Source Molecular Immunology 44 (2007)5. - ISSN 0161-5890 - p. 993 - 998.
Department(s) ASG Infectieziekten
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2007
Keyword(s) respiratory syncytial virus - pneumonia virus - class-i - mice - infection - pathogenesis - vaccines - peptide
Abstract Internalisation of the plant toxin ricin occurs by retrograde transport which delivers the toxin to the ER where it intersects with the MHC class I system for peptide antigen display. Here, we describe the generation of an inactivated, non-toxic, ricin molecule fused to a peptide which elicits a CD8+ T-cell response in mice directed against pneumonia virus of mice, a pneumovirus related to human respiratory syncytial virus. The ricin fusion elicited a significant T-cell response when delivered by intraperitoneal inoculation in the absence of adjuvent. Challenge experiments showed that the T-cell response resulting from inoculation with the ricin-peptide fusion molecule delayed the onset of virus-induced disease.
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