Table 2.

Epitope sequence comparisons between defined optimal HIV-1 epitopes and Indian clones

ResultaGagPolEnvNefTotal (%)
Identical34643628230 (38)
Conservative4319440173 (29)
Nonconservative24186132197 (33)
  • a The data are the numbers of epitope sequences among the six Indian HIV-1 isolates having predicted amino acid sequences which are identical (identical), different by only conservative amino acid changes (conservative), or different by at least one nonconservative amino acid change (nonconservative).