TITLE

Computational identification of epitopes in the glycoproteins of novel bunyavirus (SFTS virus) recognized by a human monoclonal antibody (MAb 4-5)

AUTHOR(S)
Zhang, Wenshuai; Zeng, Xiaoyan; Zhang, Li; Peng, Haiyan; Jiao, Yongjun; Zeng, Jun; Treutlein, Herbert
PUB. DATE
June 2013
SOURCE
Journal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design;Jun2013, Vol. 27 Issue 6, p539
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this work, we have developed a new approach to predict the epitopes of antigens that are recognized by a specific antibody. Our method is based on the 'multiple copy simultaneous search' (MCSS) approach which identifies optimal locations of small chemical functional groups on the surfaces of the antibody, and identifying sequence patterns of peptides that can bind to the surface of the antibody. The identified sequence patterns are then used to search the amino-acid sequence of the antigen protein. The approach was validated by reproducing the binding epitope of HIV gp120 envelop glycoprotein for the human neutralizing antibody as revealed in the available crystal structure. Our method was then applied to predict the epitopes of two glycoproteins of a newly discovered bunyavirus recognized by an antibody named MAb 4-5. These predicted epitopes can be verified by experimental methods. We also discuss the involvement of different amino acids in the antigen-antibody recognition based on the distributions of MCSS minima of different functional groups.
ACCESSION #
89220542

 

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