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J Virol. 1984 Jan;49(1):248-52.

Antigenic characterization of influenza A virus matrix protein with monoclonal antibodies.

Abstract

Monoclonal antibodies were used to study antigenic variation in three distinct epitopes on the matrix protein of influenza A viruses. We found that two of these epitopes underwent antigenic variation, but in a very limited number of virus strains. A third epitope appeared to be an invariant type-specific determinant for influenza A viruses. Competitive antibody binding assays and Western blot analysis of proteolytically digested matrix protein indicated that at least two of the three epitopes are located in nonoverlapping domains on the matrix protein molecule.

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6197538
PMCID:
PMC255448
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