Journal article

Chicken recombinant antibodies against infectious bursal disease virus are able to form antibody-virus immune complex

J Ignjatovic, G Gould, L Trinidad, S Sapats

Avian Pathology | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2006


Virus particles exposed to specific anti-virus antibodies result in the formation of immune complexes (Icx). Recent vaccination strategies have employed this feature, and an infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) vaccine based on Icx has been released and is expected to replace conventional IBDV vaccines. We evaluated whether chicken recombinant antibodies (rAb) specific for IBDV, rather than conventional chicken anti-IBDV sera, could be used to generate Icx. Out of 14 rAb expressed as soluble single-chain variable fragments (scFv), nine were able to completely neutralize Bursavac, a live IBDV vaccine, when tested in ovo. When these rAb were mixed with IBDV and inoculated into either 18-day-..

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