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Monitoring of human antiviral immunity using MHC class I tetramers in influenza


Kosor, Ela; Gagro, Alenka; Draženović, Vladimir; Kuzman, Ilija; Jeren, Tatjana; Rabatić, Sabina; Markotić Alemka; Gotovac, Katja; Sabioncello, Ante; Čečuk, E. et al.
Monitoring of human antiviral immunity using MHC class I tetramers in influenza // Abstract book
Trakošćan, Hrvatska, 2002. (poster, domaća recenzija, sažetak, znanstveni)


Naslov
Monitoring of human antiviral immunity using MHC class I tetramers in influenza

Autori
Kosor, Ela ; Gagro, Alenka ; Draženović, Vladimir ; Kuzman, Ilija ; Jeren, Tatjana ; Rabatić, Sabina ; Markotić Alemka ; Gotovac, Katja ; Sabioncello, Ante ; Čečuk, E. ; Kerhin-Brkljačić, Vesna ; Gjenero-Margan, Ira ; Kaić, Bernard ; Mlinarić-Galinović, Gordana ; Kaštelan, Andrija ; Dekaris, Dragan

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, znanstveni

Izvornik
Abstract book / - , 2002

Skup
Annual Meeting of the Croatian Immunological Society 2002.

Mjesto i datum
Trakošćan, Hrvatska, 22-24.11.2002

Vrsta sudjelovanja
Poster

Vrsta recenzije
Domaća recenzija

Ključne riječi
Human antiviral immunity; MHC

Sažetak
Evaluation of specific immune response in either influenza infected or immunized humans have been considered as the only reliable indicator of protective immunity and virus resistance. Antiviral immunity has usually been assessed by antiviral antibody determination in paired sera (serocoversion). This method evaluates only the capacity of B cells to secrete antiviral antibodies while T cells, as the most important cells in antiviral immune reactions are not directly analysed. We used new MHC tetramer technology with an attempt to quantify ex vivo influenza specific T cells. Enumeration of CD8+ influenza specific T cells requires cognate recognition of the complex T cell receptor/antigen by Class I MHC. This was achieved using custom designated HLA-A*0201-restricted influenza matrix protein (FLU) tetramer. Influenza infection was confirmed with direct fluorescent assay (DFA) in nasopharyngeal swabs and with inhibition of hemagglutination (IH) assay in sera. We showed that during acute phase of infection, HLA-A*0201 positive patients with confirmed influenza infection had influenza-specific T cells, while these cells were not present in peripheral blood of HLA-A*0201 positive patients without influenza infection. These results indicate that MHC tetramer method can be used to distinguish influenza infection from other infections that cause similar symptoms in patients.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Temeljne medicinske znanosti, Kliničke medicinske znanosti, Veterinarska medicina