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J Med Virol. 1991 Nov;35(3):198-205.

Comparison of class and subclass antibody response to live and UV-inactivated RSV administered intranasally in mice.

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James N. Gamble Institute of Medical Research, Cincinnati, Ohio.


To determine the effect of viral dose and replication on the subclass antibody response to RSV, mice were immunized intranasally with different doses of live RSV (10(4)-10(6) pfu) and compared to mice given an immunizing regimen of UV-inactivated RSV. Mice given the 10(6) pfu dose of live RSV and mice given the 40 micrograms dose of UV-inactivated RSV had comparable class specific antibody responses to whole RSV in serum and respiratory secretions. Serum from these two groups of mice were then compared for IgG subclass response to whole RSV. A predominance of IgG2a subclass antibody was found for both immunizing regimens, and no significant differences in subclass proportions were noted between regimens. These two regimens were then compared for serum total IgG response to RSV surface glycoproteins F and G. The serum IgG response to these glycoproteins was lower after immunization with UV-inactivated RSV than after live-RSV immunization (F: P = 0.03; G: P less than 0.05), even though the serum IgG response of the two groups to whole RSV was comparable. The IgG subclass response to surface glycoproteins was evaluated for live RSV immunization. The proportions of subclass antibody responses to glycoprotein F were comparable to the subclass response proportions to whole RSV and were not characteristic of a T-dependent response pattern. The subclass profile for glycoprotein G was not comparable to that of whole RSV but was suggestive of a T-independent response pattern.

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