Angela Roemer-Oberdoerfer

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Recombinant lentogenic Newcastle disease virus (NDV) of the vaccine strain Clone-30 was reproducibly generated after simultaneous expression of antigenome-sense NDV RNA and NDV nucleoprotein, phosphoprotein and RNA-dependent RNA polymerase from plasmids transfected into cells stably expressing T7 RNA polymerase. For this purpose, the genome of Clone-30,(More)
Newcastle disease virus (NDV)-expressing avian influenza virus (AIV) hemagglutinin (HA) of subtype H5 was constructed by reverse genetics. A cloned full-length copy of the genome of the lentogenic NDV strain Clone 30 was used for insertion of the ORF encoding the HA of the highly pathogenic AIV isolate A/chicken/Italy/8/98 (H5N2) in the intergenic region(More)
Newcastle disease virus (NDV) edits its P-gene mRNA by inserting a nontemplated G residue(s) at a conserved editing site (3'-UUUUUCCC-template strand). In the wild-type virus, three amino-coterminal P-gene-derived proteins, P, V, and W, are produced at frequencies of approximately 68, 29, and 2%, respectively. By applying the reverse genetics technique,(More)
AIMS The development and evaluation of a protocol based on polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and nucleic acid hybridization techniques for the specific detection of lymphocystis disease virus (LCDV) in several marine fish species. METHODS AND RESULTS The pair of primers for PCR, OBL3 and OBL4, was designed based on published nucleotide sequence (LCDV-1) and(More)
In Germany all avian paramyxoviruses (APMV) isolated in regional laboratories are collected and characterized by the National Reference Laboratory. From 1992 until 1996, 635 APMV-1 virus isolates were submitted from almost all regions. Of these viruses, 371 were isolated from chickens, 39 from other poultry, 171 from pigeons and 54 from exotic birds. All(More)
Newcastle disease virus (NDV) possesses two envelope spike glycoproteins: the haemagglutinin-neuraminidase (HN) protein and the fusion (F) protein. The HN protein, which is responsible for virus attachment to sialic acid-containing receptors, varies in length due to differences in the sizes of the ORFs. An HN protein precursor of 616 aa has been found in(More)
A recombinant Newcastle disease virus (NDV) expressing the green fluorescent protein (GFP) was generated by applying reverse genetics techniques. The GFP open reading frame flanked by NDV transcription start and stop sequences was inserted between the fusion (F)- and hemagglutinin-neuraminidase genes in a full-length cDNA clone of NDV. This plasmid(More)
The nucleoprotein (NP) of Newcastle disease virus (NDV) functions primarily to encapsidate the virus genome for the purpose of RNA transcription, replication, and packaging. This conserved multifunctional protein is also efficient in inducing NDV-specific antibody in chickens. Here, we localized a conserved B-cell immunodominant epitope (IDE) spanning(More)
Although several vaccines have been developed to protect against highly pathogenic avian influenza of subtype H5N1 'Asia' their efficiency has primarily been assessed individually. Thus, a direct comparison of their performance is still lacking. The following study was conducted to compare the protective efficacy of three commercially available inactivated(More)
Vaccination of poultry against avian influenza is of high priority, in particular after the dramatic spread of subtype H5N1 in Asia, Africa and Europe. Newcastle disease virus (NDV) has been developed as a vector for the expression of the main immunogen of avian influenza virus, hemagglutinin (HA). An NDV vector based vaccine has several advantages. It(More)