TABLE 1.

Recombinant peptides

Subfamily and peptideAmino acid sequence limitsSize (aa)
Subfamily I
    TprC/DRLTLEP . . . . . . . . . YTHLLT200
    TprFaYAGVLT . . . . . . . . . GTGGAC349
    TprIRLTLEP . . . . . . . . . YTHLLT211
Subfamily II
    TprERLTLEP . . . . . . . . . QQTVAA191
    TprGRLTLEP . . . . . . . . . DLIPKT219
    TprJRLTLEP . . . . . . . . . MRTEIT226
Subfamily III
    TprAbMGLVVT . . . . . . . . . GCKITW368
    TprBRLTLSP . . . . . . . . . SLSKLV194
    TprHRITLTP . . . . . . . . . YTHLID180
    TprKIEGYAE . . . . . . . . . DTSFLE315
  • a The peptide for TprF contains 262 aa of the 5′ constant region of subfamily I in addition to 87 aa of the variable region.

  • b TprA consists of two overlapping reading frames. Our peptide is encoded by the second reading frame.