Journal article

NONNEUTRALIZING MONOCLONAL-ANTIBODIES TO A TRYPSIN-SENSITIVE SITE ON THE MAJOR GLYCOPROTEIN OF ROTAVIRUS WHICH DISCRIMINATE BETWEEN VIRUS SEROTYPES

BS COULSON, KJ FOWLER, JR WHITE, RGH COTTON

ARCHIVES OF VIROLOGY | SPRINGER-VERLAG WIEN | Published : 1987

Abstract

Monoclonal antibodies were derived to a human rotavirus purified from stools. Three of the antibodies immunoprecipitated the rotavirus outer capsid glycoprotein gp 34 and were non-neutralizing. These antibodies reacted by enzyme immunoassay with cultivable rotaviruses showing the "long" RNA electropherotype but were inefficient as detectors of "long" RNA pattern rotaviruses in stools. Treatment of SA 11 rotavirus with 7.5 micrograms/ml porcine trypsin for 30 minutes at 37 degrees C irreversibly reduced binding of the antibodies to SA 11 rotavirus in enzyme immunoassays by 50 per cent. Binding was abolished in the presence of rotavirus-negative faecal extracts. These results indicate that non..

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