Removing T-cell epitopes with computational protein design.

TitleRemoving T-cell epitopes with computational protein design.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsKing, C., Garza E. N., Mazor R., Linehan J. L., Pastan I., Pepper M., & Baker D.
JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Date Published05/2014

Immune responses can make protein therapeutics ineffective or even dangerous. We describe a general computational protein design method for reducing immunogenicity by eliminating known and predicted T-cell epitopes and maximizing the content of human peptide sequences without disrupting protein structure and function. We show that the method recapitulates previous experimental results on immunogenicity reduction, and we use it to disrupt T-cell epitopes in GFP and Pseudomonas exotoxin A without disrupting function.


Alternate JournalProc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.
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