Immune responses to structural proteins of avian infectious bronchitis virus.
J Ignjatovic, U Galli
Avian Pathology | Published : 1995
Chickens were vaccinated with live and inactivated infectious bronchitis virus (IBV), and antibody responses to the individual structural proteins, S1, S2, M and N, followed by ELISA and western blotting. All four structural proteins elicited an antibody response in chicks vaccinated with either live or inactivated IBV. The S1, S2 and N proteins elicited similar titres of antibodies following vaccination with live IBV, whereas the M glycoprotein elicited significantly lower titres. Time of appearance and the course of development of the S1, S2 and N ELISA antibodies were similar, being first detected 2 weeks after vaccination and coincided with appearance of virus neutralizing antibodies. Th..View full abstract