Respiratory syncytial virus-specific antibody responses in immunoglobulin A and E isotypes to the F and G proteins and to intact virus after natural infection.


We studied the antibody response to the fusion (F) and attachment (G) proteins of respiratory syncytial virus and to purified intact virus in the respiratory secretions of 29 infants and children. The goal of the study was to determine whether the immune response to either of the glycoproteins occurred predominantly in the immunoglobulin A (IgA) as opposed… (More)