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The Diadromus pulchellus ascovirus (DpAV) has been isolated from laboratory strains of Diadromus pulchellus and in natural wild populations collected from the Antibes locality (southern France). The DpAV genome was found in the cells of the head, thorax and abdomen of this hymenopteran wasp. DpAV virions are present in the female genitalia and are(More)
Wild and laboratory populations of the parasitoid wasp Diadromus pulchellus are infected with a new member of the reoviridae (DpRV) described in this paper. The particles of this virus possess two capsid shells (diameters: 35 and 70 nm) made up of 11 proteins. The virus is present mainly in the gut of the wasp, with smaller quantities in its venom gland.(More)
The L1 major capsid proteins of six human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV-16) strains were expressed in insect cells by using recombinant baculoviruses. Virus-like particles (VLPs) which appeared similar to empty virions were identified by electron microscopy for all HPV strains investigated. However, the yield of VLPs produced varied in a range from 1 to 79(More)
Over a period of 6 years, 114 strains of Haemophilus influenzae and Haemophilus parainfluenzae were isolated from genital, mother-infant, or neonatal infections. Their serotypes, biotypes, antibiotic resistance phenotypes, and outer membrane protein (OMP) electrophoretic patterns were characterized and correlated with the various clinical outcomes. Genital(More)
Artificial viruses consisting of DNA plasmid packaged in vitro into virus-like particles (VLPs) are new vehicles for gene transfer. We therefore investigated the ability of nine human papillomavirus (HPV) VLPs to interact with heterologous DNA and transfer genes. HPV 16, 18, 31, 33, 39, 45, 58, 59, and 68 VLPs were able to bind heterologous DNA and to(More)
Rabbit (outbred albino New Zealand White) antisera have been raised against aflatoxin B1 (AFB1) using as immunogen conjugates in which the hapten was coupled to bovine serum albumin (BSA) either through C1 or C8 with the oxime and the dichloride derivatives of AFB1 as intermediates. Radioimmunoassay (RIA), with [3H]AFB1 as tracer, showed that the antiserum(More)
We investigated the protein/protein interactions that occur during human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1) budding. We evaluated the binding to Pr55Gag particles of peptides mapping to the cytoplasmic tail of gp41TM and of host-cell proteins, in a cell-free, in vitro assay. Host-cell proteins and irrelevant viral envelope peptides did not bind. Peptides(More)
The aim of this study was to produce gene transfer vectors consisting of plasmid DNA packaged into virus-like particles (VLPs) with different cell tropisms. For this purpose, we have fused the N-terminally truncated VP60 capsid protein of the rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) with sequences which are expected to be sufficient to confer DNA packaging(More)
Monoclonal antibodies (mAb) directed vs. subunits from hemocyanin (Hc) of the scorpion Androctonus australis were used in molecular immunoelectron microscopy (MIEM) to directly localize the epitopes within the subunits. Four types of mAb were used. First, mAb 6302, an IgG clone highly specific for subunit Aa 2, produced with native hemocyanin long strings(More)