Journal article

Antigenic determinants of influenza virus haemagglutinin. VI. Antigenic characterization of the oligosaccharide sidechains form HA1 of influenza virus haemagglutinins.

DC Jackson, LE Brown, DO White

J Gen Virol | Published : 1981


The oligosaccharide sidechains attached to the major polypeptide, HA1 of the haemagglutinin of influenza virus were examined for antigenic activity using a solid-phase radioimmunoassay. Cross-reactivity between the HA1 of the different human subtypes was clearly demonstrable with IgG raised against purified virus but was abrogated if anti-carbohydrate antibodies were first removed by passage of the IgG through an immunoadsorbent column containing haemagglutinin (HA) from an unrelated avian influenza strain. Antibodies eluted from the column were found to cross-react with the HA1 of all subtypes tested. 'Host antigen' extracted from chick chorioallantoic membrane and coupled to Sepharose was ..

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