Journal article

Analysis of equine herpesvirus 2 strain variation using monoclonal antibodies to glycoprotein B

SA Holloway, GJ Lindquester, MJ Studdert, HE Drummer

ARCHIVES OF VIROLOGY | SPRINGER WIEN | Published : 2000

Abstract

The antigenic relationships of four genomically divergent strains of equine herpesvirus 2 (EHV2.86/67, EHV2.5FN, EHV2.141 and EHV2.T-2) and equine herpesvirus 5 (EHV5) were examined in ELISA using a panel of EHV2.86/67 gB-specific MAbs. EHV2.86/67 and EHV2.5FN were shown to be more similar to each other than to EHV2.T-2, EHV2.141 or EHV5. Seven of nine EHV2.86/67 gB specific MAbs tested in serum neutralisation assays were shown to neutralise EHV2.86/67 and EHV2.5FN but not EHV2.141, EHV2.T-2 or EHV5. The complete nucleotide and deduced amino acid sequences of EHV2.86/67, EHV2.5FN, EHV2.141 and EHV2.T-2 gB were compared and contrasted with each other and with EHV5 gB. The four EHV2 strains we..

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