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Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Atypical pulmonary eosinophilia is mediated by a specific amino acid sequence of the attachment (G) protein of respiratory syncytial virus.

We analyzed the immune responses evoked by a series of overlapping peptides to better understand the molecular basis for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) G protein-induced eosinophilia in BALB/c mice. In vitro stimulation of spleen cells from natural G protein-primed mice showed dominant proliferative and cytokine (interferon [IFN]-gamma and interleukin [IL]-5) responses to a peptide encompassing amino acids 184-198. Mice vaccinated with peptide 184- 198 conjugated to keyhole limpet hemocyanin showed significant pulmonary eosinophilia (39.5%) after challenge with live RSV. In contrast, mice immunized with a peptide (208-222) conjugate associated with induction of IFN-gamma secreting spleen cells did not exhibit pulmonary eosinophilia after challenge. The in vivo depletion of CD4(+) cells abrogated pulmonary eosinophilia in mice vaccinated with the peptide 184-198 conjugate, whereas the depletion of CD8(+) cells had a negligible effect. Therefore, we have identified an association between peptide 184- 198 of natural G protein and the CD4(+) T cell-mediated induction of pulmonary eosinophilia after live RSV challenge. Out of 43 human donors, 6 provided peripheral blood mononuclear cells that showed reactivity to G protein from RSV A2, 3 of which responded to peptide 184- 198. The results have important implications for the development of a vaccine against RSV.[1]


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