Table 3. Partial list of published epitopes conserved across HIV-1 strains and clades.

Peptides shown in this table are published CTL epitopes that are highly conserved across clades and strains of HIV-1. They were identified by evaluating HIV-1 sequences for conserved regions, and then comparing these regions to EpiMatrix MHC binding motifs. This list of highly conserved potential MHC binders was then compared to the list of published HIV-1 sequences on the Los Alamos National Laboratory HIV-1 Sequence Database. This is only a partial list of the published epitopes containing conserved HIV-1 sequences.