Phage-displayed antibody fragments recognizing dengue 3 and dengue 4 viruses as tools for viral serotyping in sera from infected individuals

Phage-displayed antibody fragments recognizing dengue 3 and dengue 4 viruses as tools for viral... The current study shows the usefulness of dengue-3- and dengue-4-specific phage-displayed antibody fragments as tools for viral detection and serotyping in sera from infected individuals. C6/36 HT cells were inoculated with acute-phase sera from patients, and supernatants were collected daily and analyzed by ELISA using phage-displayed antibody fragments as serotype-specific detector reagents. Serotyping of most samples was possible as early as two to three days postinoculation. Results were comparable with those obtained by indirect immunofluorescence assay but were obtained in a shorter period of time (<1 week). Phage-displayed antibody fragments were better tools for diagnosis and serotyping than their soluble counterparts. Our approach combines the advantages of viral isolation and ELISA techniques. These results could be the basis for the development of a high-throughput method for identifying dengue virus serotypes, which is crucial for the management and control of the disease. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Virology Springer Journals

Phage-displayed antibody fragments recognizing dengue 3 and dengue 4 viruses as tools for viral serotyping in sera from infected individuals

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Publisher
Springer Vienna
Copyright
Copyright © 2009 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Biomedicine; Infectious Diseases; Medical Microbiology ; Virology
ISSN
0304-8608
eISSN
1432-8798
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00705-009-0401-1
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