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

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

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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 languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)530-533
Number of pages4
JournalClinical and Vaccine Immunology
Volume13
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 07 Apr 2006

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