Learn More
The binding site of a monoclonal antibody to the haemagglutinin-neuraminidase (HN) polypeptide of Newcastle disease virus (NDV) has been located. Complementary DNA or synthetic oligonucleotides corresponding to portions of the HN gene were cloned into the Escherichia coli vector pUC19 and fragments of the HN protein were thereby fused to the alpha-peptide(More)
A virus-neutralizing monoclonal antibody (1E3) specifically immunoprecipitated the 70000 mol. wt. (70K) fusion (F) protein from respiratory syncytial (RS) virus-infected HeLa cells. Western blotting analysis of polypeptides from such cells separated by SDS-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) under reducing conditions revealed that 1E3 was peculiar(More)
SmtB is a member of a family of repressors which dissociate from DNA in the presence of metals; Zn2+ being the most potent inducer of metallothionein gene (smtA) transcription in vivo. In Synechococcus PCC 7942 cells devoid of chromosomal smtB, four plasmid-encoded mutants of SmtB (C61S, T11S/C14S, C121S and H105R/H106R) repressed lacZ expression driven by(More)
We have determined the sequences of the 5' ends of three strains of Newcastle disease virus, permitting the assembly of the entire genomic sequence, which amounts to 15,186 nucleotides. This length is in agreement with the rule of six, which has been shown to determine replication efficiency in similar viruses. Comparison of the extreme 5' end of the(More)
The hemagglutinin-neuraminidase (HN) gene from the Beaudette C strain of Newcastle disease virus (NDV) has been expressed in a recombinant fowlpox virus vector. The HN gene, under the control of the vaccinia p7.5 promoter, was inserted into a nonessential gene in the terminal inverted repeats of fowlpox virus. Expression was demonstrated in tissue culture,(More)
In this paper we report on the identification of non-essential genes in the terminal repeats of the avipox-virus fowlpox virus and the use of these as insertion sites in a vector system. Foreign genes inserted into these sites are shown to be present in two copies in the resultant recombinant virus. To test the potential use of this vector as a live vaccine(More)
A panel of eight neutralizing monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) against the fusion (F) protein of Newcastle disease virus (NDV) has been shown to locate a major antigenic site on the basis of competitive binding assay and additivity index studies. Five epitopes (A1 to A5) have been located within this site on the F protein of the Beaudette C strain of NDV on the(More)
The fusion (F) glycoprotein, large glyco- (G) protein, phospho- (P) protein and 22K protein of respiratory syncytial (RS) virus A2 strain were purified by a combination of immunoaffinity adsorption and preparative SDS-PAGE. All four proteins elicited serum antibody in mice after repeated inoculation in adjuvant, although the magnitude of the response as(More)
Western blotting and immunoperoxidase staining with monoclonal antibodies were employed to analyse epitopic and polypeptide molecular weight variation among isolates of respiratory syncytial (RS) virus collected in Newcastle between 1965 and 1986. One group of isolates resembled the A2 and Long prototype subgroup A strains of RS virus in possessing a P(More)