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J Clin Microbiol. 1987 Apr;25(4):748-50.

Differential immunoglobulin G subclass antibody titers to respiratory syncytial virus F and G glycoproteins in adults.


Two respiratory syncytial virus glycoproteins, F and G, which differ substantially in the amount of glycosylation were used as antigens in an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay to determine immunoglobulin G (IgG) subclass titers in 30 experimentally infected healthy adults. The titers of antibodies to the F glycoprotein achieved in postinfection sera were highest in the IgG1 subclass, whereas those to the G glycoprotein were highest and comparable in the IgG1 and IgG2 subclasses. The high IgG2 response to the G glycoprotein suggests that it is seen by the immune system as a polysaccharide antigen, a hypothesis consistent with its large carbohydrate content.

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