Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

An influenza B virus nucleoprotein (BNP) peptide, residues 82-94, defined by limited sequence homology with an HLA-A2-restricted peptide from influenza A matrix protein, was recognized by HLA-A2-restricted CTL. Reciprocal inhibition of T cell recognition by the two peptides suggest that the BNP peptide may have lower avidity for HLA-A2 molecules than the matrix peptide. The interaction between this peptide and HLA-A2 was explored by studying the CTL recognition of BNP 82-94 presented by mutant HLA-A2 molecules. Mutations at residues 9, 99, 70, 74, 152 and 156 were found to abolish T cell recognition of the BNP peptide. These results were compared with results previously obtained with the influenza A matrix peptide and suggest that the two peptides bind differently in the peptide binding site.


Journal article


J Immunol

Publication Date





4098 - 4103


Amino Acid Sequence, Cross Reactions, Epitopes, HLA-A2 Antigen, Humans, Influenza B virus, Mutation, Nucleoproteins, Peptides, T-Lymphocytes, Cytotoxic, Viral Matrix Proteins