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Abstract

Amino acid residues 81–100 of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) nucleoprotein contain a cytotoxic T cell epitope that is recognized by cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) in association with human leukocyte antigen B44. With panels of truncated and overlapping peptides, the minimal and optimal epitope recognized by CTLs was shown to be a 9-mer peptide (residues 88–96). The peptide can stimulate effectively CTLs that are able to recognize endogenously synthesized and processed HCV nucleoprotein.

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