Journal article

Antiviral activity of bovine collectins against rotaviruses

PC Reading, U Holmskov, EM Anders

Journal of General Virology | MICROBIOLOGY SOC | Published : 1998


The antiviral activity against rotaviruses of three bovine collectins, conglutinin, collectin-43 (CL-43) and bovine SP-D, was examined. As shown by ELISA and Western blot, all three collectins bound to the Nebraska calf diarrhoea virus bovine strain of rotavirus, and specifically to the VP7 glycoprotein. Inhibition by mannose or EDTA confirmed that binding was mediated through the lectin domains of the collectins. Binding resulted in haemagglutination inhibition and neutralization of rotavirus infectivity, CL-43 displaying the highest activity in both types of assay. In contrast, conglutinin was the most potent of the three collectins against influenza virus A/HKx31. Neutralization of rotavi..

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