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Simian retrovirus-D serotype 1 (SRV-1) envelope glycoproteins gp70 and gp20: expression in yeast cells and identification of specific antibodies in sera from monkeys that recovered from SRV-1 infection.

By H S Kwang, P J Barr, E A Sabin, S Sujipto, P A Marx, M D Power, I C Bathurst and N C Pedersen


The gp70 and transmembrane gp20 envelope proteins of simian retrovirus-D serotype 1 (SRV-1) were expressed in Saccharomyces cerevisiae as fusion proteins with human superoxide dismutase (SOD). Expression of the SOD-gp70 and SOD-gp20 sequences yielded fusion proteins of 52 and 29 kilodaltons, respectively. The yeast-expressed SRV-1 envelope proteins were used in an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for the detection of antibodies in the sera of rhesus macaques that recovered from SRV-1. Sera from 47 of 49 such monkeys tested positive for antibodies to the SOD-gp70 fusion protein, while 45 of 49 reacted positively to SOD-gp20. None of 26 SRV-1-nonexposed monkeys tested positive in either ELISA. Monkeys immunized with the recombinant SRV-1 gp20 and gp70 proteins made good ELISA and Western blot (immunoblot) antibodies to whole SRV-1. This antibody was not neutralizing in vitro, however

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1988
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:253226
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