Virologica Sinica

, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 1–7

Advances of bioinformatics tools applied in virus epitopes prediction


DOI: 10.1007/s12250-011-3159-4

Cite this article as:
Chen, P., Rayner, S. & Hu, K. Virol. Sin. (2011) 26: 1. doi:10.1007/s12250-011-3159-4


In recent years, the in silico epitopes prediction tools have facilitated the progress of vaccines development significantly and many have been applied to predict epitopes in viruses successfully. Herein, a general overview of different tools currently available, including T cell and B cell epitopes prediction tools, is presented. And the principles of different prediction algorithms are reviewed briefly. Finally, several examples are present to illustrate the application of the prediction tools.

Key words

EpitopeBioinformaticsEpitope prediction algorithms

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© Wuhan Institute of Virology, CAS and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory of Virology, Wuhan Institute of VirologyChinese Academy of SciencesWuhanChina