Su-Yuan Lai

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Infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) causes a highly contagious disease in young chicks and leads to significant economic losses in the poultry industry. The capsid protein VP2 of IBDV plays an important role in virus binding and cell recognition. VP2 forms a subviral particle (SVP) with immunogenicity similar to that of the IBDV capsid. In the present(More)
Protein VP2, matured from the polyprotein encoded by the genome of infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) and the primary host-protective immunogen of this virus, together with its two N-terminal truncated mutants were cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli. To obtain pure recombinant proteins for the development of an efficient subunit vaccine against(More)
Infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) causes a highly contagious disease in young chicks and leads to significant economic losses in the poultry industry. VP2 protein, which consists of 452 amino-acid residues, is the primary immunogen of IBDV and contains the epitopes responsible for eliciting neutralizing antibodies. When the chimeric VP2 protein (rVP2H)(More)
VP2, the single outer protein of infectious bursal disease virus capsid, can self-assemble into T = 1 subviral particle (SVP), which can be efficiently purified by immobilized metal ion affinity chromatography (IMAC). In this study, a systemic investigation of the adsorption behavior of VP2 SVP on Ni-NTA resin was performed to identify that His253 and(More)
The capsid of infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV), with a size of 60-65 nm, is formed by an initial processing of polyprotein (pVP2-VP4-VP3) by VP4, subsequent assemblage of pVP2 and VP3, and the maturation of VP2. In Sf9 cells, the processing of polyprotein expressed was restrained in the stage of VP2 maturation, leading to a limited production of(More)
Viral protein 4 (VP4) is a serine protease that catalyzes the hydrolysis of polyprotein pVP2-VP4-VP3 of infectious bursal disease virus. In this report, the recombinant VP4 with a His-tag and three mutants (VP4-S652A, VP4-K692A and VP4-S652A.K692A) were expressed in Escherichia coli. Soluble VP4 was purified using immobilized metal-ion affinity(More)
The precursor (VPX) of host immunogen VP2 protein for infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) was expressed in insect Sf9 and Hi-5 cells, and the types of particles generated as well as the immunogenicity induced by these particles were examined. Recombinant VPXH (rVPXH) protein, expressed in Hi-5 cells at an expression level 4x higher than in Sf9 cells, was(More)
Infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) causes a contagious immunosuppressive disease in chickens. The aim of the present study is to develop an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) using the expressed VP2 or VP3 protein of IBDV as the coating antigen for detecting antibodies to IBDV. Experimental results were compared with virus neutralization assay(More)
VP2 protein is the primary host-protective immunogen of infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV). His249 and His253 are two surface histidine residues in IBDV subviral particles (SVP), which is formed by twenty VP2 trimers when the VP2 protein of a local isolate is expressed. Here, a systemic study was performed to investigate His249 or/and His253 on(More)
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