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Dynamics of the bacterially expressed conserved immunogenic region of the human respiratory syncytial virus G protein.


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Jalilian, Farid Azizi and Jahanshiri, Fatemeh and Sekawi, Zamberi and Omar, Abdul Rahman and Yusoff, Khatijah (2011) Dynamics of the bacterially expressed conserved immunogenic region of the human respiratory syncytial virus G protein. Biotechnology and Applied Biochemistry, 58 (2 ). pp. 97-102. ISSN 0885-4513

Abstract

Despite all efforts, there is still no effective vaccine available against the human respiratory syncytial virus (HRSV) that is a major cause of severe lower respiratory tract disease in infants and the elderly. In this review, we examined the potential of the conserved immunogenic region (residues 122-226) of the HRSV glycoprotein G alone as the inducer of neutralizing antibodies against this virus. The Escherichia coli produced recombinant conserved region of G (designated as G domain), which was used for rabbit immunization. Although rabbit is a semipermissive host for HRSV, our result showed that the polyclonal antibodies against the G domain protein could strongly neutralize the virus (69.3%), suggesting that the G immunogenic region of HRSV alone has a great potential in vaccine development. To our knowledge, this is the first report in which neutralizing antibodies to respiratory syncytial virus have been evoked using bacterially expressed G immunogenic domain protein without any adjuvant.


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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1002/bab.19
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Keywords: Protein expression; Respiratory syncytial virus;G immunogenic domain.
Depositing User: Nur Farahin Ramli
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2013 04:27
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2015 06:32
Altmetrics: http://www.altmetric.com/details.php?domain=psasir.upm.edu.my&doi=10.1002/bab.19
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/25358
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