基金Acknowledgements This work was performed at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs （VA） Medical Center and partly supported by a VA merit award and Medtronic Sofamor Danek. Dr. Boden is a consultant for Medtronic Sofamor Danek. Emory University and some of the authors have received or may receive royalties in the future related to LMP-1. We thank Dr. Jan Pohl at Emory Microchemical Facility for performing MALDI-MS and Edman degradation of peptides. We thank Dr. Vandana Voleti for performing carbohydrate analysis at the University of Georgia. We also thank Stephanie Vorhees and Emily Sullivan for their technical assistance in cell cultures.