Cellular responses to overlapping peptides from the Gn and Gc glycoproteins of RVF virus. Presented is the median (bars) and range (error bars) of number of cells producing IFNγ in an ELISpot assay following restimulation of pooled splenocytes for 18 hours with each of 265 overlapping peptides (each at a final concentration of 5 μg/ml) spanning the entire Gn and Gc glycoprotein from MP-12 RVF virus strain (A). The splenocytes were obtained two weeks post-vaccination with HAdV5-GnGc (N = 5) or HAdV5 lacking a transgenic open reading frame, HAdV5-Empty (N = 5). Only responses exceeding an arbitrary cut-off of >100 SFC/million splenocytes are shown. Responses to all other peptides were below this arbitrary threshold. Numbers in parentheses represent the peptide identification number, with peptides 7, 18, 19, 22, 23 and 62 contained in the Gn glycoprotein and the rest in the Gc glycoprotein. The median frequencies and range of CD8+ and CD4+ T cells staining positive for IFNγ (B), TNFα (C) or IL-2 (D) as measured by ICS on splenocytes is also shown.
Warimwe et al. Virology Journal 2013 10:349 doi:10.1186/1743-422X-10-349