Comparison of cell culture-grown JC virus (primary human fetal glial cells and the JCI cell line) and recombinant JCV VP1 as antigen for the detection of anti-JCV antibody by haemagglutination inhibition.


JC virus (JCV) is the causative agent of the demyelinating disease progressive multifocal leucoencephalopathy (PML), which can be diagnosed by detection in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of both JCV DNA and intrathecally-produced anti-JCV antibody. However, the restricted in-vitro species and cell tropism shown by JCV has made antigen production difficult… (More)


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