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Dataset Papers in Science
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 914684, 4 pages
Dataset Paper

A Dataset of Experimental HLA-B*2705 Peptide Binding Affinities

1Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Porton Down, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP4 0JG, UK
2GlaxoSmithKline, Gunnels Wood Road, Stevenage, Hertfordshire SG1 2NY, UK
3Faculty of Pharmacy, Medical University of Sofia, 2 Dunav Street, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
4Aston Pharmacy School, School of Life and Health Sciences, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham B4 7ET, UK

Received 6 November 2013; Accepted 10 February 2014; Published 27 April 2014

Academic Editors: T. Šarić and C.-W. Tung

Copyright © 2014 Valerie A. Walshe et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


T-cell epitopes form the basis of many vaccines, diagnostics, and reagents. Current methods for the in silico identification of T-cell epitopes rely, in the main, on the accurate quantitative prediction of peptide-Major Histocompatibility Complex (pMHC) affinity using data-driven computational approaches. Here, we describe a dataset of experimentally determined pMHC binding affinities for the problematic human class I allele HLA-B*2705. Using an in-house, FACS-based, MHC stabilization assay, we measured binding of 223 peptides. This dataset includes both nonbinding and binding peptides, with measured affinities (expressed as of the half-maximal binding level) ranging from 1.2 to 7.4. This dataset should provide a useful independent benchmark for new and existing methods for predicting peptide binding to HLA-B*2705.