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T cell recognition of hepatitis B envelope proteins

  • V. Barnaba
  • A. Franco
  • M. Paroli
  • R. Benvenuto
  • I. Santilio
  • F. Balsano
Conference paper
Part of the Archives of Virology book series (ARCHIVES SUPPL, volume 4)

Summary

We have studied the T-cell processing pathways of Hepatitis B antigens and the role of specific B lymphocytes. It could be shown that some form of processing by specific B cells is required for class I CTLs. This mechanism differs from class II endosomal processing. In addition, it could be shown that lysis of HBsAg-specific B cells may be partly responsible for chronic HBV carrier states.

Keywords

Envelope Protein Processing Pathway Exogenous Antigen Measle Virus Antigen Phase Fluid Pinocytosis 
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© Springer-Verlag 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. Barnaba
    • 1
  • A. Franco
    • 1
  • M. Paroli
    • 1
  • R. Benvenuto
    • 1
  • I. Santilio
    • 1
  • F. Balsano
    • 1
  1. 1.Fondazione “Andrea Cesalpino”, I Clinica MedicaUniversità “La Sapienza”RomaItaly

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