Journal article

Characterisation of the antigenic epitopes in the subunit 2 haemagglutinin of avian influenza virus H5N1

K Putri, Nadeeka Kumari Wawegama, J Ignjatovic, AH Noormohammadi

Archives of Virology | Springer | Published : 2018

Abstract

© 2018, Springer-Verlag GmbH Austria, part of Springer Nature. Monitoring avian influenza (AI) infection and detecting silent infection in vaccinated chickens has been challenging due to the lack of effective serological diagnostic assays to differentiate between vaccinated and infected animals. Very few studies have identified suitable proteins in AI virus that can be used in successfully differentiating infected from vaccinated animals (DIVA). An HA2 peptide: HA2 position 197-201 (HA position 488-516) described by Khurana et al. (J Virol 85(23):12455–12463, 2011), was shown to have DIVA ability by differentiating H5N1-infected human sera in ELISA. In order to explore the capacity of the HA..

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