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Oral infection of insect larvae with baculovirus is an advantageous methodology for producing high levels of recombinant proteins and for achieving plague control. However, many recombinant baculoviruses express a foreign protein in lieu of the polyhedrin and hence do not form occlusion bodies (occ-), resulting in extremely reduced per os infectivity in(More)
A large-scale vaccination experiment involving a total of 138 cattle was carried out to evaluate the potential of synthetic peptides as vaccines against foot-and-mouth disease. Four types of peptides representing sequences of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) C3 Argentina 85 were tested: A, which includes the G-H loop of capsid protein VP1 (site A); AT,(More)
Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccines induce antibodies against structural and some nonstructural proteins present in vaccine preparations. To differentiate between FMDV-infected and vaccinated animals, we developed immunochemical assays capable of detecting antibodies against a FMDV nonstructural protein. Recombinant nonstructural 3AB1 protein was(More)
The in vivo subcellular localization of Mal de Río Cuarto virus (MRCV, Fijivirus, Reoviridae) non-structural proteins fused to GFP was analyzed by confocal microscopy. P5-1 showed a cytoplasmic vesicular-like distribution that was lost upon deleting its PDZ binding TKF motif, suggesting that P5-1 interacts with cellular PDZ proteins. P5-2 located at the(More)
We have analysed the influence of bovine MHC (BoLA) polymorphism on the immune response and degree of protection induced by peptide vaccines against foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) in cattle. The peptides used for animal immunisation were: A (VP1(138-156)), AT (peptide A linked to VP1(21-40)) and ACT (peptide A, linked to VP1(196-209) and VP1(21-40)). Sixteen(More)
Mal de Río Cuarto virus (MRCV) is a plant virus of the genus Fijivirus within the family Reoviridae that infects several monocotyledonous species and is transmitted by planthoppers in a persistent and propagative manner. Other members of the family replicate in viral inclusion bodies (VIBs) termed viroplasms that are formed in the cytoplasm of infected(More)
A tobacco mosaic virus (TMV)-based vector was utilized for expression of a cytosolic form of the bovine herpesvirus type 1 (BHV-1) protein glycoprotein D (gDc). Nicotiana benthamiana plants were harvested 7 days after inoculation with RNA transcripts derived from the TMV-gDc recombinant virus. Recombinant gDc protein of expected electrophoretic mobility(More)
In order to improve the presentation and immunogenicity of single epitopes, virus-like particles (VLPs) are being used as platforms for the display of foreing epitopes on their surface. The rotavirus major capsid protein VP6 has the ability to self-assemble into empty non-infectious VLPs. In the present study, we analyzed the use of double layered VLPs(More)
 We describe the construction of recombinant baculoviruses displaying on their surface and in the membrane of infected cells the small, immunodominant antigenic site (site A) or the large polyprotein (P1) coding for the four structural proteins of foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV). The coding sequences were inserted in the amino-terminus of gp64, the(More)
Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) causes a highly contagious and economically devastating disease that affects cattle, swine, goat and sheep among others. FMDV is able to overcome the initial host innate immune response by inhibiting the induction of antiviral molecules at both the transcriptional and the translational levels. It has been demonstrated(More)