OY-TES-1 was identified as a human homologue of the mouse, guinea pig, and pig proacrosin binding protein sp32 precursor. Differential expression levels of OY-TES-1 mRNA between testis and other normal tissues, and its expression in cancers indicated that OY-TES-1 would be classified as a cancer/testis antigen and considered to be a candidate of target antigen for cancer immunotherapy. In this study, we showed identification of HLA-A24-binding OY-TES-1 peptide, TES401-409, (KTPFVSPLL) recognized by CD8 T-cells. Purified CD8 T-cells from healthy donors stimulated in vitro with the peptide-pulsed autologous DC and PBMC produced IFNγ in response to the peptide-pulsed PBMC and showed cytotoxicity against the peptide-pulsed autologous EBV-B specifically. Furthermore, cytotoxicity was also observed against an OY-TES-1 mRNA-expressing tumor line, LK79. The retention time of the fraction in HPLC of the acid eluate from LK79 cells that showed positive sensitization against autologous EBV-B cells in recognition by CD8 CTL was the same as that of the fraction of the TES401-409 peptide itself, suggesting that the TES401-409 was a naturally processed peptide on LK79.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||MICROBIOLOGY and IMMUNOLOGY|
|Publication status||Published - 2005|
- Acid extraction
- CTL epitope
- Cancer/testis antigen
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