Replication of Influenza B virus in chicken embryos is suppressed by exogenous aprotinin

Chicken embryo proteinases, one of which is a blood clotting factor Xa-like proteinase, are known to effectively cleave the haemagglutinin (HA) of Influenza B viruses to permit their replication in chicken embryonated eggs. Here we show that injection of the serine proteinase inhibitor, aprotinin, into the allantoic cavity of eggs infected with Influenza B… (More)