HBs-specific antibody and cytotoxic responses.

<p>(A) Sera were collected 10 days after the third immunization, and the titers of the antibody (IgG) against HBs particles in the immunized mice (solid bar) were determined and compared with the mean responses of six PBS-immunized mice (hollow bar) in an ELISA assay. (B) HBs epitope-specific IFN-γ production by CTLs was determined by measuring response to the HLA-A2-restricted epitopes HBsAg348–357 and HBsAg335–343 and to the H-2 K<sup>b</sup>-restricted epitope HBsAg371–378 in immunized mice (solid bar) and PBS-immunized mice (hollow bar).</p>