Grégoire Le Gall

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VP60, the unique component of rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus capsid, was expressed in the baculovirus system. The recombinant VP60, released in the supernatant of infected insect cells, assembled without the need of any other viral component to form viruslike particles (VLPs), structurally and immunologically indistinguishable from the rabbit hemorrhagic(More)
The capsid protein of a French isolate of the European brown hare syndrome virus (EBHSV) was expressed in the baculovirus system. The recombinant EBHSV (rEBHSV) capsid protein was able to self-assemble into virus-like particles (VLPs). The VLPs were indistinguishable from the infectious EBHSV and displayed morphological characteristics similar to those we(More)
At present there is no sensitive method for the detection of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV), a calicivirus causing high mortality in rabbit populations. For this purpose a reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) was established in the N-terminal portion of the RHDV capsid region. The RT-PCR was 10(4)-fold more sensitive than ELISA(More)
The genome of the European brown hare syndrome virus (EBHSV), a calicivirus related to rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV), was fully sequenced. It was 7442 bases long and contained two ORFs. In RHDV, the 5' large ORF (ORF1) is predicted to encode a polyprotein precursor to the non-structural and capsid proteins. The small ORF (ORF2) encodes a(More)
Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease Virus and European Brown Hare Syndrome Virus are two members of the genus Lagovirus in the family Caliciviridae. They are the causative agents of highly contagious and fatal diseases of rabbits and hares respectively. We adjusted one assay for the detection and the genomic characterisation of each virus, based on viral(More)
The causative agent of rabbit viral haemorrhagic disease (VHD) was purified by CsCl density gradient centrifugation from liver homogenates of rabbits infected with a strain of VHD virus isolated in France. Electron microscopy observations revealed that the virions were icosahedral with a diameter of 33-35 nm, and with an average buoyant density of 1.33.(More)
A sequencing strategy based on the use of commercially available fluorescent-labeled universal primers for directly sequencing polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplified material has been developed. The PCR reactions were performed with hybrid primers, specific to the viral sequence and possessing the sequence of the standard sequencing primers at their 5'(More)
In less than ten years, two very serious viral hepatic diseases have spread through Leporidae populations (rabbits and hares) in numerous countries. In May 1989, the Office International des Epizooties designated this new disease of rabbits "viral haemorrhagic disease" and entered it as a List B disease in the International Animal Health Code. Clinically,(More)
Two myxoma virus-rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) recombinant viruses were constructed with the SG33 strain of myxoma virus to protect rabbits against myxomatosis and rabbit viral hemorrhagic disease. These recombinant viruses expressed the RHDV capsid protein (VP60). The recombinant protein, which is 60 kDa in size, was antigenic, as revealed by its(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the diagnostic performance of transthoracic sonography of the lung in view of an acute suspicion of pulmonary embolism. METHODS The diagnosis of pulmonary embolism was made within 48 hours of admission with the use of a validated strategy that combined a lung scan, lower limb sonography, helical computed tomography, and pulmonary(More)