Journal article

An ELISA for detection of infectious bursal disease virus and differentiation of very virulent strains based on single chain recombinant chicken antibodies

S Sapats, G Gould, L Trinidad, LH Parede, C David, J Ignjatovic

AVIAN PATHOLOGY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2005

Abstract

Two chicken single-chain variable antibody fragments (scFv) designated scFv154 and scFv88, previously shown to react with either all or very virulent (vv) infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) strains, respectively, were evaluated for use in an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for differentiation of vvIBDV. Specificity and sensitivity of the vvIBDV ELISA was assessed when scFv154 and scFv88 were expressed as soluble antibodies (sAb), phage antibodies (pAb) or hyper-phage antibodies (hpAb). The highest test sensitivity and specificity was obtained using hpAb154 to detect all IBDV and pAb88 to differentiate vvIBDV strains. Such an ELISA was eight to 16 times more sensitive for IBDV a..

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