A pestivirus was transmitted by contact from a persistently infected (P.I.) bullock to pregnant sheep. This resulted in the birth of EI. lambs, one of which in turn was able to transmit virus by contact to pregnant cattle. Two of these animals gave birth to EI. calves, from one of which the virus was again transmitted by contact with pregnant sheep, leading to another generation of EI. lambs. The expression of one or more epitopes on the E2 glycoprotein of the viruses isolated from this series of alternate cattle-sheep transmissions appeared to depend on the host species. Thus, several monoclonal antibodies which bound strongly to, and neutralised, viruses isolated from the bovine hosts, failed to bind or neutralise in the case of sheep isolates. The viral consensus sequences of the E2 gene as well as parts of the 5’ untranslated region and of the NPro and capsid genes were compared between the different isolates. This revealed a high degree of genetic stability. However, a single codon change at amino acid position 9 of the E2 gene correlated with and was able to cause the loss of particular epitopes.
Archives of Virology – Springer Journals
Published: May 1, 1997
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