Antibodies against mumps virus component proteins.

  title={Antibodies against mumps virus component proteins.},
  author={Keita Matsubara and Satoshi Iwata and Tetsuo Nakayama},
  journal={Journal of infection and chemotherapy : official journal of the Japan Society of Chemotherapy},
  volume={18 4},
The neutralization (NT) test is regarded as the most reliable method for detection of protective antibodies, but is labor-intensive and time consuming. Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (EIA) is frequently used in sero-epidemiological studies because of its simplicity and ease of use. In this study, immunofluorescent (IF) antibodies against nucleocapsid (N), fusion (F), and hemagglutinin-neuraminidase (HN) proteins were investigated in comparison with NT and EIA antibodies. The antibody against… CONTINUE READING