Wouter C. Puijk

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A set of monoclonal antibodies was used to isolate nonneutralizable foot-and-mouth disease virus variants, and the RNAs of the variants were sequenced. Cross-neutralization studies and mapping of the amino acid changes indicated two major antigenic sites. The first site was trypsin sensitive and included the VP1 140 to 160 sequence. The second site was(More)
This paper describes immunization studies with CLIPS-constrained peptides covering only the major part (beta3-loop) of a structurally complex antigenic site on human Follicle Stimulating Hormone beta-subunit (FSH-beta). In cases where linear and SS-constrained peptides fail, the CLIPS-constrained peptides generate polyclonal antibodies with high(More)
A synthetic peptide vaccine which protects dogs against challenge with virulent canine parvovirus is described. The amino acid sequence used was discovered in previous studies on the immunogenic properties of previously mapped antigenic sites and represents the amino-terminal region of viral protein VP2. As with marker vaccines, it is possible to(More)
Although phenylglyoxal monohydrate reacts with Arg-6 in porcine pancreatic phospholipase A2, concomittantly the alpha-amino group of the N-terminal Ala-1 residue is quantitatively transaminated. Due to this latter reaction the enzymatic activity toward micellar substrate is lost irrespective of the Arg-6 modification. Upon reaction of [7-(14)C]phenylglyoxal(More)
Active immunization to immunomodulate regulatory processes suffers from the disadvantage that the antigen is usually 'self' and therefore poorly immunogenic. This has been well illustrated by the long-standing experience with immunocastration vaccines targeting GnRH, a ten amino acid peptide. Not all animals vaccinated with these vaccines are equally(More)
Ten antigenic sites on canine parvovirus (CPV) were mapped with a complete set of overlapping nonapeptides of the capsid proteins VP1 and VP2: five of these sites were recognized by sera from CPV-infected dogs, three were recognized by a rabbit anti-CPV antiserum, and two were recognized by murine monoclonal anti-CPV antibodies. A region covering the first(More)
Due to the advantageous properties of synthetic molecules compared to biological ones biological molecules in diagnostic tests are replaced increasingly by synthetic ones, usually synthetic peptides or related molecules. The replacement of biological antigens by synthetic peptides is most advanced at present, as well as the use of site-specific antibodies(More)
Small diversity libraries, composed of 4550 synthetic dodecapeptides and 8000 synthetic tripeptides, have been used to identify sequences homologous to small linear and non-linear parts of epitopes. Here we report that synthetic peptides identified through alignment of dodecapeptides and tripeptides derived from these small libraries have, in direct ELISA(More)
Two small random peptide libraries, one composed of 4550 dodecapeptides and one of 8000 tripeptides, were synthesized in newly developed credit-card format miniPEPSCAN cards (miniPEPSCAN libraries). Each peptide was synthesized in a discrete well (455 peptides/card). The two miniPEPSCAN libraries were screened with three different monoclonal antibodies(More)