Antigenic relationship between five isolates of murine gammaherpesvirus analysed with monoclonal antibodies

Antigenic relationship between five isolates of murine gammaherpesvirus analysed with monoclonal... A panel of six monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) specific for murine gammaherpesvirus (MHV) was used for analysis of the antigenic relationship between five MHV-isolates (MHV 68, MHV 72, MHV 76, MHV 78, MHV S). Two mAbs raised against MHV 72 and four raised against MHV S were used in the study. Antibody-virus interactions were tested using immunochemical (ELISA, Western blot, immunofluorescence) and biological (virus-neutralization) assays. Immunoanalysis by ELISA showed a close antigenic relationship between the five viruses, nevertheless, some antigenic individuality of the isolate MHV S was observed. This isolate originated from a geographically distinct area in Czechia relative to the other four isolates from Slovakia. In Western blot analysis, antibodies to MHV 72 recognized viral antigens with the relative molecular mass about 116 000. Of four mAbs against MHV S, only two reacted with denatured viral antigen in Western blot and showed specificity for the 50–55 000 protein. These findings suggested that both isolates, besides of minor antigenic variability, could differ also in immunodominant proteins. Mabs to MHV S exhibited much stronger virus-neutralizing potency than mAbs to MHV 72, indicating thus that the 50–55 000 antigen might be more relevant for the infectivity of MHV-virus. Immunofluorescence with mAbs allowed specific localization of antigens in virus-infected VERO cells. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Virology Springer Journals

Antigenic relationship between five isolates of murine gammaherpesvirus analysed with monoclonal antibodies

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/antigenic-relationship-between-five-isolates-of-murine-rk2Fgjum7d
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2002 by Springer-Verlag/Wien
Subject
Legacy
ISSN
0304-8608
eISSN
1432-8798
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00705-003-0101-1
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

A panel of six monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) specific for murine gammaherpesvirus (MHV) was used for analysis of the antigenic relationship between five MHV-isolates (MHV 68, MHV 72, MHV 76, MHV 78, MHV S). Two mAbs raised against MHV 72 and four raised against MHV S were used in the study. Antibody-virus interactions were tested using immunochemical (ELISA, Western blot, immunofluorescence) and biological (virus-neutralization) assays. Immunoanalysis by ELISA showed a close antigenic relationship between the five viruses, nevertheless, some antigenic individuality of the isolate MHV S was observed. This isolate originated from a geographically distinct area in Czechia relative to the other four isolates from Slovakia. In Western blot analysis, antibodies to MHV 72 recognized viral antigens with the relative molecular mass about 116 000. Of four mAbs against MHV S, only two reacted with denatured viral antigen in Western blot and showed specificity for the 50–55 000 protein. These findings suggested that both isolates, besides of minor antigenic variability, could differ also in immunodominant proteins. Mabs to MHV S exhibited much stronger virus-neutralizing potency than mAbs to MHV 72, indicating thus that the 50–55 000 antigen might be more relevant for the infectivity of MHV-virus. Immunofluorescence with mAbs allowed specific localization of antigens in virus-infected VERO cells.

Journal

Archives of VirologySpringer Journals

Published: May 1, 2003

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off