Clinical coxsackievirus B isolates differ from laboratory strains in their interaction with two cell surface receptors.


Coxsackie B viruses interact with two putative cell surface receptor molecules. Experiments with prototype laboratory strains suggest that all 6 coxsackie B serotypes interact with a 46-kDa protein recognized by the monoclonal antibody RmcB, whereas CB1, CB3, and CB5 may also bind to decay accelerating factor. Antireceptor monoclonal antibodies were used to… (More)