TABLE 1.

Optimal epitopes used in the sequence analysis of the seroconverter cohort

Epitope no.ReferenceaOptimal epitopeHLA restrictionHXB2 position (aa)b
Pol epitopes
    1GPKVKQWPLB*0801RT 18-26
    2ALVEICTEMEKA*0301RT 33-43
    3TVLDVGDAYB*3501RT 107-115
    415VLDVGDAYFSVA*0201RT 108-118
    544VPLDKDFRKYB*3501RT 118-127
    6TAFTIPSIB*5101RT 128-135
    735SPAIFQSSMTB*0702RT 156-165
    844SPAIFQSSMB*3501RT 156-164
    9AIFQSSMTKA*0301RT 158-166
    10NPDIVIYQYB*3501RT 175-183
    11VIYQYMDDLA*0201RT 179-187
    1235EELRQHLLRWB*44RT 203-212
    1335PIVLPEKDSWB*5701RT 243-252
    14ILKEPVHGVA*0201RT 309-317
Gag epitopes
    121KIRLRPGGKKB*27p17 18-27
    2GGKKKYKLKB*0801p17 24-32
    3KYKLKHIVWA*2402p17 28-36
    4ELRSLYNTVB*0801p17 74-82
    5SLYNTVATLA*0201p17 77-85
    6TLYCVHQRIA*1101p17 84-92
    7ISPRTLNAWB*5701p24 15-23
    8SPRTLNAWVB*0702p24 16-24
    9KAFSPEVIPMFB*5701p24 30-40
    10TPQDLNTMLB*0702p24 48-56
    1139GHQAAMQMLKEA*02p24 61-71
    12TSTLQEQIGWB*5701p24 108-117
    1347PPIPVGEIYB*35p24 122-130
    1445GEIYKRWIIB*0801p24 127-135
    15KRWIILGLNKB*2705p24 131-140
    16QASQEVKNWB*5701p24 176-184
    1744NANPDCKTIB*51p24 193-201
    18DCKTILKALB*0801p24 197-205
    19ACQGVGGPGHKA*1101p24 217-227
    20GPGHKARVLB*0702p24 223-231