Fig. 7D: Blockage of the Binding of Peptide Epitopes from Viruses to MHC-I Molecules

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) down regulates several host proteins involved in attaching viral epitopes to MHC-I molecules and displaying them on the surface of the host cell. As a result, no viral peptide is displayed on the infected cell and the CTLs are no longer able to recognize that the cell is infected and kill it.


Doc Kaiser's Microbiology Home Page
Copyright © Gary E. Kaiser
All Rights Reserved
Updated: Oct., 2007

Please send comments and inquiries to Dr. Gary Kaiser