Production and characterization of monoclonal antibodies specific to infectious bronchitis virus

R.M. Cardozo N.R.S. Martins J.S. Resende M. Resende A.A.P. Teixeira M.A. Jorge M.B. Souza E.O.B. Epiphanio About the authors

Monoclonal antibodies (Mab) specific to IBV Massachusetts M41 were produced aiming to the development of assays for IBV diagnosis and research, such as for rapidly detecting or typing IBV isolates. Mabs were detected by ELISA and characterized based on the isotype (ELISA) or IBV structural specificity (western blotting) respectively as IgA, IgG1, IgG2a, IgG2b or IgM or as specific to S1 (42), S2 (34, 43 and 71), M (7 and 22), N (15 and 50) and S whole molecule (3, 18, 52 and 57), the major IBV structural proteins

Chicken; monoclonal antibody; infectious bronchitis virus; structural protein

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Escola de Veterinária Caixa Postal 567, 30123-970 Belo Horizonte MG - Brazil, Tel.: (55 31) 3409-2041, Tel.: (55 31) 3409-2042 - Belo Horizonte - MG - Brazil
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