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Xu Yu, M.D.

TitleAssociate Professor of Medicine
InstitutionMassachusetts General Hospital
DepartmentMedicine
AddressRagon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard
7th Fl, Room 758
400 Technology Square
Cambridge MA 02139
Phone857/268-7004
Fax857/268-7174

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  1. Li C, Toth I, Schulze Zur Wiesch J, Pereyra F, Rychert J, Rosenberg ES, van Lunzen J, Lichterfeld M, Yu XG. Functional Characterization of HLA-G(+) Regulatory T Cells in HIV-1 Infection. PLoS Pathog. 2013 Jan; 9(1):e1003140.
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  2. Chen H, Ndhlovu ZM, Liu D, Porter LC, Fang JW, Darko S, Brockman MA, Miura T, Brumme ZL, Schneidewind A, Piechocka-Trocha A, Cesa KT, Sela J, Cung TD, Toth I, Pereyra F, Yu XG, Douek DC, Kaufmann DE, Allen TM, Walker BD. TCR clonotypes modulate the protective effect of HLA class I molecules in HIV-1 infection. Nat Immunol. 2012 Jul; 13(7):691-700.
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  3. Yang Y, Al-Mozaini M, Buzon MJ, Beamon J, Ferrando-Martinez S, Ruiz-Mateos E, Rosenberg ES, Pereyra F, Yu XG, Lichterfeld M. CD4 T-cell regeneration in HIV-1 elite controllers. AIDS. 2012 Mar 27; 26(6):701-6.
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  4. Lichterfeld M, Cung T, Seiss K, Rosenberg ES, Pereyra F, Yu XG. Shelterin dysfunction and p16(INK4a)-mediated growth inhibition in HIV-1-specific CD8 T cells. J Virol. 2012 May; 86(10):5533-40.
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  5. Huang J, Al-Mozaini M, Rogich J, Carrington MF, Seiss K, Pereyra F, Lichterfeld M, Yu XG. Systemic inhibition of myeloid dendritic cells by circulating HLA class I molecules in HIV-1 infection. Retrovirology. 2012; 9:11.
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  6. Lichterfeld M, Gandhi RT, Simmons RP, Flynn T, Sbrolla A, Yu XG, Basgoz N, Mui S, Williams K, Streeck H, Burgett-Yandow N, Roy G, Janssens M, Pedneault L, Vandepapelière P, Koutsoukos M, Demoitié MA, Bourguignon P, McNally L, Voss G, Altfeld M. Induction of strong HIV-1-specific CD4+ T-cell responses using an HIV-1 gp120/NefTat vaccine adjuvanted with AS02A in antiretroviral-treated HIV-1-infected individuals. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2012 Jan 1; 59(1):1-9.
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  7. Lichterfeld M, Yu XG. The emerging role of leukocyte immunoglobulin-like receptors (LILRs) in HIV-1 infection. J Leukoc Biol. 2012 Jan; 91(1):27-33.
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  8. Huang J, Yang Y, Al-Mozaini M, Burke PS, Beamon J, Carrington MF, Seiss K, Rychert J, Rosenberg ES, Lichterfeld M, Yu XG. Dendritic cell dysfunction during primary HIV-1 infection. J Infect Dis. 2011 Nov 15; 204(10):1557-62.
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  9. Buzon MJ, Seiss K, Weiss R, Brass AL, Rosenberg ES, Pereyra F, Yu XG, Lichterfeld M. Inhibition of HIV-1 integration in ex vivo-infected CD4 T cells from elite controllers. J Virol. 2011 Sep; 85(18):9646-50.
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  10. Chen H, Li C, Huang J, Cung T, Seiss K, Beamon J, Carrington MF, Porter LC, Burke PS, Yang Y, Ryan BJ, Liu R, Weiss RH, Pereyra F, Cress WD, Brass AL, Rosenberg ES, Walker BD, Yu XG, Lichterfeld M. CD4+ T cells from elite controllers resist HIV-1 infection by selective upregulation of p21. J Clin Invest. 2011 Apr; 121(4):1549-60.
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  11. Vigneault F, Woods M, Buzon MJ, Li C, Pereyra F, Crosby SD, Rychert J, Church G, Martinez-Picado J, Rosenberg ES, Telenti A, Yu XG, Lichterfeld M. Transcriptional profiling of CD4 T cells identifies distinct subgroups of HIV-1 elite controllers. J Virol. 2011 Mar; 85(6):3015-9.
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  12. Yang Y, Huang J, Toth I, Lichterfeld M, Yu XG. Mutational escape in HIV-1 CTL epitopes leads to increased binding to inhibitory myelomonocytic MHC class I receptors. PLoS One. 2010; 5(12):e15084.
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  13. Huang J, Burke P, Yang Y, Seiss K, Beamon J, Cung T, Toth I, Pereyra F, Lichterfeld M, Yu XG. Soluble HLA-G inhibits myeloid dendritic cell function in HIV-1 infection by interacting with leukocyte immunoglobulin-like receptor B2. J Virol. 2010 Oct; 84(20):10784-91.
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  14. Williams K, Seiss K, Beamon J, Pereyra F, Rosenberg ES, Walker BD, Yu XG, Lichterfeld M. Epigenetic regulation of telomerase expression in HIV-1-specific CD8+ T cells. AIDS. 2010 Jul 31; 24(12):1964-6.
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  15. Huang J, Burke PS, Cung TD, Pereyra F, Toth I, Walker BD, Borges L, Lichterfeld M, Yu XG. Leukocyte immunoglobulin-like receptors maintain unique antigen-presenting properties of circulating myeloid dendritic cells in HIV-1-infected elite controllers. J Virol. 2010 Sep; 84(18):9463-71.
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  16. Huang J, Goedert JJ, Sundberg EJ, Cung TD, Burke PS, Martin MP, Preiss L, Lifson J, Lichterfeld M, Carrington M, Yu XG. HLA-B*35-Px-mediated acceleration of HIV-1 infection by increased inhibitory immunoregulatory impulses. J Exp Med. 2009 Dec 21; 206(13):2959-66.
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  17. Lichterfeld M, Mou D, Cung TD, Williams KL, Waring MT, Huang J, Pereyra F, Trocha A, Freeman GJ, Rosenberg ES, Walker BD, Yu XG. Telomerase activity of HIV-1-specific CD8+ T cells: constitutive up-regulation in controllers and selective increase by blockade of PD ligand 1 in progressors. Blood. 2008 Nov 1; 112(9):3679-87.
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  18. Schneidewind A, Brockman MA, Sidney J, Wang YE, Chen H, Suscovich TJ, Li B, Adam RI, Allgaier RL, Mothé BR, Kuntzen T, Oniangue-Ndza C, Trocha A, Yu XG, Brander C, Sette A, Walker BD, Allen TM. Structural and functional constraints limit options for cytotoxic T-lymphocyte escape in the immunodominant HLA-B27-restricted epitope in human immunodeficiency virus type 1 capsid. J Virol. 2008 Jun; 82(11):5594-605.
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  19. Lichterfeld M, Kavanagh DG, Williams KL, Moza B, Mui SK, Miura T, Sivamurthy R, Allgaier R, Pereyra F, Trocha A, Feeney M, Gandhi RT, Rosenberg ES, Altfeld M, Allen TM, Allen R, Walker BD, Sundberg EJ, Yu XG. A viral CTL escape mutation leading to immunoglobulin-like transcript 4-mediated functional inhibition of myelomonocytic cells. J Exp Med. 2007 Nov 26; 204(12):2813-24.
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  20. Yu XG, Lichterfeld M, Williams KL, Martinez-Picado J, Walker BD. Random T-cell receptor recruitment in human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1)-specific CD8+ T cells from genetically identical twins infected with the same HIV-1 strain. J Virol. 2007 Nov; 81(22):12666-9.
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  21. Lichterfeld M, Yu XG, Mui SK, Williams KL, Trocha A, Brockman MA, Allgaier RL, Waring MT, Koibuchi T, Johnston MN, Cohen D, Allen TM, Rosenberg ES, Walker BD, Altfeld M. Selective depletion of high-avidity human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1)-specific CD8+ T cells after early HIV-1 infection. J Virol. 2007 Apr; 81(8):4199-214.
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  22. Yu XG, Lichterfeld M, Chetty S, Williams KL, Mui SK, Miura T, Frahm N, Feeney ME, Tang Y, Pereyra F, Labute MX, Pfafferott K, Leslie A, Crawford H, Allgaier R, Hildebrand W, Kaslow R, Brander C, Allen TM, Rosenberg ES, Kiepiela P, Vajpayee M, Goepfert PA, Altfeld M, Goulder PJ, Walker BD. Mutually exclusive T-cell receptor induction and differential susceptibility to human immunodeficiency virus type 1 mutational escape associated with a two-amino-acid difference between HLA class I subtypes. J Virol. 2007 Feb; 81(4):1619-31.
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  23. Altfeld M, Kalife ET, Qi Y, Streeck H, Lichterfeld M, Johnston MN, Burgett N, Swartz ME, Yang A, Alter G, Yu XG, Meier A, Rockstroh JK, Allen TM, Jessen H, Rosenberg ES, Carrington M, Walker BD. HLA Alleles Associated with Delayed Progression to AIDS Contribute Strongly to the Initial CD8(+) T Cell Response against HIV-1. PLoS Med. 2006 Oct; 3(10):e403.
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  24. Lichterfeld M, Williams KL, Mui SK, Shah SS, Mothe BR, Sette A, Kim A, Johnston MN, Burgett N, Frahm N, Cohen D, Brander C, Rosenberg ES, Walker BD, Altfeld M, Yu XG. T cell receptor cross-recognition of an HIV-1 CD8+ T cell epitope presented by closely related alleles from the HLA-A3 superfamily. Int Immunol. 2006 Jul; 18(7):1179-88.
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  25. Allen TM, Yu XG, Kalife ET, Reyor LL, Lichterfeld M, John M, Cheng M, Allgaier RL, Mui S, Frahm N, Alter G, Brown NV, Johnston MN, Rosenberg ES, Mallal SA, Brander C, Walker BD, Altfeld M. De novo generation of escape variant-specific CD8+ T-cell responses following cytotoxic T-lymphocyte escape in chronic human immunodeficiency virus type 1 infection. J Virol. 2005 Oct; 79(20):12952-60.
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  26. Yu XG, Lichterfeld M, Perkins B, Kalife E, Mui S, Chen J, Cheng M, Kang W, Alter G, Brander C, Walker BD, Altfeld M. High degree of inter-clade cross-reactivity of HIV-1-specific T cell responses at the single peptide level. AIDS. 2005 Sep 23; 19(14):1449-56.
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  27. Alter G, Teigen N, Davis BT, Addo MM, Suscovich TJ, Waring MT, Streeck H, Johnston MN, Staller KD, Zaman MT, Yu XG, Lichterfeld M, Basgoz N, Rosenberg ES, Altfeld M. Sequential deregulation of NK cell subset distribution and function starting in acute HIV-1 infection. Blood. 2005 Nov 15; 106(10):3366-9.
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  28. Feeney ME, Tang Y, Pfafferott K, Roosevelt KA, Draenert R, Trocha A, Yu XG, Verrill C, Allen T, Moore C, Mallal S, Burchett S, McIntosh K, Pelton SI, St John MA, Hazra R, Klenerman P, Altfeld M, Walker BD, Goulder PJ. HIV-1 viral escape in infancy followed by emergence of a variant-specific CTL response. J Immunol. 2005 Jun 15; 174(12):7524-30.
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  29. Altfeld M, Allen TM, Kalife ET, Frahm N, Addo MM, Mothe BR, Rathod A, Reyor LL, Harlow J, Yu XG, Perkins B, Robinson LK, Sidney J, Alter G, Lichterfeld M, Sette A, Rosenberg ES, Goulder PJ, Brander C, Walker BD. The majority of currently circulating human immunodeficiency virus type 1 clade B viruses fail to prime cytotoxic T-lymphocyte responses against an otherwise immunodominant HLA-A2-restricted epitope: implications for vaccine design. J Virol. 2005 Apr; 79(8):5000-5.
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  30. Zhai S, Kang WZ, Yu X, Wang SY, Walker BD, Altfeld M, Sun YT. . [Specific immune responses to human immunodeficiency virus type 1 Gag, Tat, Rev and Nef proteins.]. 2005; 2(21):175-9.
  31. Lichterfeld M, Yu XG, Le Gall S, Altfeld M. Immunodominance of HIV-1-specific CD8(+) T-cell responses in acute HIV-1 infection: at the crossroads of viral and host genetics. Trends Immunol. 2005 Mar; 26(3):166-71.
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  32. Yu XG, Lichterfeld M, Addo MM, Altfeld M. Regulatory and accessory HIV-1 proteins: potential targets for HIV-1 vaccines? Curr Med Chem. 2005; 12(6):741-7.
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  33. Alter G, Malenfant JM, Delabre RM, Burgett NC, Yu XG, Lichterfeld M, Zaunders J, Altfeld M. Increased natural killer cell activity in viremic HIV-1 infection. J Immunol. 2004 Oct 15; 173(8):5305-11.
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  34. Shang H, Han XX, Wang YN, Zhou LP, Zhang ZN, Jiang YJ, Zhang M, Yu X. Specific cytotoxic T lymphocyte responses in Chinese HIV/AIDS patients. Chin Med J (Engl). 2004 Oct; 117(10):1570-2.
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  35. Lichterfeld M, Kaufmann DE, Yu XG, Mui SK, Addo MM, Johnston MN, Cohen D, Robbins GK, Pae E, Alter G, Wurcel A, Stone D, Rosenberg ES, Walker BD, Altfeld M. Loss of HIV-1-specific CD8+ T cell proliferation after acute HIV-1 infection and restoration by vaccine-induced HIV-1-specific CD4+ T cells. J Exp Med. 2004 Sep 20; 200(6):701-12.
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  36. Lichterfeld M, Yu XG, Cohen D, Addo MM, Malenfant J, Perkins B, Pae E, Johnston MN, Strick D, Allen TM, Rosenberg ES, Korber B, Walker BD, Altfeld M. HIV-1 Nef is preferentially recognized by CD8 T cells in primary HIV-1 infection despite a relatively high degree of genetic diversity. AIDS. 2004 Jul 2; 18(10):1383-92.
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  37. Allen TM, Altfeld M, Yu XG, O'Sullivan KM, Lichterfeld M, Le Gall S, John M, Mothe BR, Lee PK, Kalife ET, Cohen DE, Freedberg KA, Strick DA, Johnston MN, Sette A, Rosenberg ES, Mallal SA, Goulder PJ, Brander C, Walker BD. Selection, transmission, and reversion of an antigen-processing cytotoxic T-lymphocyte escape mutation in human immunodeficiency virus type 1 infection. J Virol. 2004 Jul; 78(13):7069-78.
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  38. Rodriguez WR, Addo MM, Rathod A, Fitzpatrick CA, Yu XG, Perkins B, Rosenberg ES, Altfeld M, Walker BD. CD8+ T lymphocyte responses target functionally important regions of Protease and Integrase in HIV-1 infected subjects. J Transl Med. 2004; 2(1):15.
  39. Rodriguez WR, Addo MM, Rathod A, Fitzpatrick CA, Yu XG, Perkins B, Rosenberg ES, Altfeld M, Walker BD. CD8+ T lymphocyte responses target functionally important regions of Protease and Integrase in HIV-1 infected subjects. J Transl Med. 2004 May 21; 2(1):15.
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  40. Yu XG, Addo MM, Perkins BA, Wej F, Rathod A, Geer SC, Parta M, Cohen D, Stone DR, Russell CJ, Tanzi G, Mei S, Wurcel AG, Frahm N, Lichterfeld M, Heath L, Mullins JI, Marincola F, Goulder PJ, Brander C, Allen T, Cao Y, Walker BD, Altfeld M. Differences in the expressed HLA class I alleles effect the differential clustering of HIV type 1-specific T cell responses in infected Chinese and caucasians. AIDS Res Hum Retroviruses. 2004 May; 20(5):557-64.
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  41. Draenert R, Brander C, Yu XG, Altfeld M, Verrill CL, Feeney ME, Walker BD, Goulder PJ. Impact of intrapeptide epitope location on CD8 T cell recognition: implications for design of overlapping peptide panels. AIDS. 2004 Apr 9; 18(6):871-6.
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  42. Lichterfeld M, Yu XG, Waring MT, Mui SK, Johnston MN, Cohen D, Addo MM, Zaunders J, Alter G, Pae E, Strick D, Allen TM, Rosenberg ES, Walker BD, Altfeld M. HIV-1-specific cytotoxicity is preferentially mediated by a subset of CD8(+) T cells producing both interferon-gamma and tumor necrosis factor-alpha. Blood. 2004 Jul 15; 104(2):487-94.
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  43. Altfeld M, Addo MM, Rosenberg ES, Hecht FM, Lee PK, Vogel M, Yu XG, Draenert R, Johnston MN, Strick D, Allen TM, Feeney ME, Kahn JO, Sekaly RP, Levy JA, Rockstroh JK, Goulder PJ, Walker BD. Influence of HLA-B57 on clinical presentation and viral control during acute HIV-1 infection. AIDS. 2003 Dec 5; 17(18):2581-91.
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  44. Altfeld M, Addo MM, Shankarappa R, Lee PK, Allen TM, Yu XG, Rathod A, Harlow J, O'Sullivan K, Johnston MN, Goulder PJ, Mullins JI, Rosenberg ES, Brander C, Korber B, Walker BD. Enhanced detection of human immunodeficiency virus type 1-specific T-cell responses to highly variable regions by using peptides based on autologous virus sequences. J Virol. 2003 Jul; 77(13):7330-40.
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  45. Addo MM, Yu XG, Rathod A, Cohen D, Eldridge RL, Strick D, Johnston MN, Corcoran C, Wurcel AG, Fitzpatrick CA, Feeney ME, Rodriguez WR, Basgoz N, Draenert R, Stone DR, Brander C, Goulder PJ, Rosenberg ES, Altfeld M, Walker BD. Comprehensive epitope analysis of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1)-specific T-cell responses directed against the entire expressed HIV-1 genome demonstrate broadly directed responses, but no correlation to viral load. J Virol. 2003 Feb; 77(3):2081-92.
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  46. Altfeld M, Allen TM, Yu XG, Johnston MN, Agrawal D, Korber BT, Montefiori DC, O'Connor DH, Davis BT, Lee PK, Maier EL, Harlow J, Goulder PJ, Brander C, Rosenberg ES, Walker BD. HIV-1 superinfection despite broad CD8+ T-cell responses containing replication of the primary virus. Nature. 2002 Nov 28; 420(6914):434-9.
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  47. Addo MM, Yu XG, Rosenberg ES, Walker BD, Altfeld M. Cytotoxic T-lymphocyte (CTL) responses directed against regulatory and accessory proteins in HIV-1 infection. DNA Cell Biol. 2002 Sep; 21(9):671-8.
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  48. Yu XG, Addo MM, Rosenberg ES, Rodriguez WR, Lee PK, Fitzpatrick CA, Johnston MN, Strick D, Goulder PJ, Walker BD, Altfeld M. Consistent patterns in the development and immunodominance of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1)-specific CD8+ T-cell responses following acute HIV-1 infection. J Virol. 2002 Sep; 76(17):8690-701.
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  49. Addo MM, Altfeld M, Rathod A, Yu M, Yu XG, Goulder PJ, Rosenberg ES, Walker BD. HIV-1 Vpu represents a minor target for cytotoxic T lymphocytes in HIV-1-infection. AIDS. 2002 May 3; 16(7):1071-3.
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  50. Altfeld M, van Lunzen J, Frahm N, Yu XG, Schneider C, Eldridge RL, Feeney ME, Meyer-Olson D, Stellbrink HJ, Walker BD. Expansion of pre-existing, lymph node-localized CD8+ T cells during supervised treatment interruptions in chronic HIV-1 infection. J Clin Invest. 2002 Mar; 109(6):837-43.
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  51. Yu XG, Shang H, Addo MM, Eldridge RL, Phillips MN, Feeney ME, Strick D, Brander C, Goulder PJ, Rosenberg ES, Walker BD, Altfeld M. Important contribution of p15 Gag-specific responses to the total Gag-specific CTL responses. AIDS. 2002 Feb 15; 16(3):321-8.
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  52. Altfeld M, Addo MM, Eldridge RL, Yu XG, Thomas S, Khatri A, Strick D, Phillips MN, Cohen GB, Islam SA, Kalams SA, Brander C, Goulder PJ, Rosenberg ES, Walker BD; HIV Study Collaboration. Vpr is preferentially targeted by CTL during HIV-1 infection. . J Immunol. 2001 Sep 1;167(5):2743-52. . 2001; 167(5):2743-2752.
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