M. Blixenkrone-Möller

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The amino acid composition of the two surface proteins of the recently isolated morbillivirus phocid distemper virus (PDV) were deduced from the nucleotide sequence. The fusion (F) protein of PDV exhibited characteristics similar to those of other morbillivirus F proteins. The overall amino acid similarity with its closest homologue, canine distemper virus(More)
The antigenic relationships between PDV and isolates of morbilliviruses from carnivores suffering from distemper were investigated. Fourteen isolates, originating from terrestrial carnivores and harbour seals from 1985–1991 from Denmark, Norway, Greenland, and the U.S.A. were reacted in IFA and ELISA with monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) directed against four(More)
During the summer of 2002 a distemper-like disease was observed in the free-ranging badger population in Denmark. It was characterised by grand seizures, abnormal behaviour and death; the badgers all had severe chronic pneumonia and some had non-suppurative encephalomyelitis. In this study, eight of the affected badgers were examined by gross pathological,(More)
The nucleotide sequence of the matrix gene (M) of a recently identified morbillivirus, phocid distemper virus (PDV), was determined and the amino acid composition deduced. The M gene of PDV shared many characteristics with the corresponding gene in other morbilliviruses. The nucleotide homology with the closely related canine distemper virus (CDV) was(More)
The immunological relationships between distemper viruses, isolated from a seal and mink in Denmark and from a dog in Greenland, were investigated with 39 previously developed monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) directed against four major structural proteins of canine distemper virus (CDV). They were also investigated with 16 newly developed MAbs directed against(More)
The nucleotide and deduced amino acid sequences of two genes of phocid distemper virus (PDV) were determined by cDNA cloning and sequencing. The long open reading frame of the gene encoding the nucleocapsid (N) protein is presented. As with other morbilliviruses, the phosphoprotein (P) gene of PDV was found to be located after the 5' end of the N gene and(More)
The nucleotide sequence of the gene coding for the attachment protein of the Convac strain of the canine distemper virus (CDV), corresponding to the haemagglutinin (H) gene of measles virus was determined using a mRNA-derived cDNA clone and genomic viral RNA. The mRNA transcribed from the CDV H gene is 1944 nucleotides long excluding the polyadenylated(More)
This review article discusses the evolution of human viruses with special reference to paramyxoviruses. This family of viruses causes epidemics representing the dissemination of infection from one acutely infected host to the next. Since there is no repository for human paramyxoviruses in animals or in the form of persistent infections in man, the history(More)
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