ESAT-6 peptide recognition by bovine CD8+ lymphocytes of naturally infected cows in herds from southern Italy.

Alfredo Salerno, Nadia Rosalia Caccamo, Francesco Dieli, Annalisa Barera, Marco Pio La Manna, Guido Sireci, Fabrizio Vitale, Santo Caracappa, Stefano Reale, Hans Martin Vordermeier, Enrico Petrotta, Pasquale Macaluso

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to define epitopes of Mycobacterium bovis from ESAT-6 (early secretory antigen of 6 kDa) recognized by CD8(+) T lymphocytes from cows naturally infected with Mycobacterium bovis. We found that bovine CD8' T cells recognized 10 out of 11 ESAT-6 peptides tested
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)530-533
Number of pages4
JournalClinical and Vaccine Immunology
Volume13
Publication statusPublished - 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Microbiology (medical)

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