Antigenicity Prediction

SoOs so at pepsyn.chem.kvl.dk
Wed Aug 16 05:59:20 EST 1995


In article <Ken_Nguyen-0908950133440001 at cis-ts4-slip15.cis.brown.edu>,
Ken_Nguyen at brown.edu (Khuong Nguyen) wrote:


> > In article <3vr3rf$r3h at saffron.hnrc.tufts.edu>, Jim Sadowski
> > <Sadowski_VK at HNRC.Tufts.edu> wrote:
> > 
> > > Does anybody know where I can find a program for predicting antigenic 
> > > epitopes from protein sequences for determining the best peptides for 
> > > immunization?  Thanks.
> > > 
> > > Jim Sadowski, Ph.D.
> > > Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research
> > >                                 Center on Aging at Tufts University
> > > Sadowski_VK at Mint.HNRC.Tufts.edu
> 
> You can also try Anne DeGroot at Brown University.  She has a computer
> algorithm predicting putative T cell epitopes.  You can contact her at
> degas at brownvm.brown.edu                                 -ken nguyen


!!!!!! 
Beware that antigenicity and immunogenicity are not the same. Programs
that predicts antigenicity  - B-cell epitopes - are numerous see also
Peptide Antigens - A practical approach Edited by G.B.Wisdom Chapter 
review article (ISBN 0-19-963451-3 IRL Press)

Programs that predicts T-cell epitopes - immunogenicity - can hardly be
used with confidence
                                                - Soren Ostergaard



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