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Definition of MHC supertypes through clustering of MHC peptide-binding repertoires


Reche, Pedro A y Reinherz, Ellis L (2007) Definition of MHC supertypes through clustering of MHC peptide-binding repertoires. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.), 409 . pp. 163-73. ISSN 1064-3745

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Identification of peptides that can bind to major histocompatibility complex (MHC) molecules is important for anticipation of T-cell epitopes and for the design of epitope-based vaccines. Population coverage of epitope vaccines is, however, compromised by the extreme polymorphism of MHC molecules, which is in fact the basis for their differential peptide binding. Therefore, grouping of MHC molecules into supertypes according to peptide-binding specificity is relevant for optimizing the composition of epitope-based vaccines. Despite the fact that the peptide-binding specificity of MHC molecules is linked to their specific amino acid sequences, it is unclear how amino sequence differences correlate with peptide-binding specificities. In this chapter, we detail a method for defining MHC supertypes based on the analysis and subsequent clustering of their peptide-binding repertoires.

Tipo de documento:Artículo
Palabras clave:MHC; Supertypes; Clustering; Peptide-binding repertoires
Materias:Ciencias Biomédicas > Medicina > Inmunología
Ciencias Biomédicas > Biología > Biología molecular
Ciencias > Informática > Bioinformática
Código ID:9326

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