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Can J Vet Res. 1998 Oct;62(4):307-10.

Use of a recombinant maedi-visna virus protein ELISA for the serologic diagnosis of lentivirus infections in small ruminants.

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Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Retrovirology Centre of Expertise, Centre for Animal and Plant Health, Charlottetown, P.E.I., Canada. pasickj@em.agr.ca

Abstract

Highly purified recombinant gag and env proteins derived from Icelandic strain 1514 of maedi-visna virus were used in an indirect enzyme immunoassay (ELISA) to detect antibodies to small ruminant lentiviruses in sheep and goat sera. The recombinant protein-based ELISA performed very well relative to whole maedi-visna virus and whole caprine arthritis-encephalitis-virus-based ELISAs in its ability to detect anti-maedi visna virus and anti-caprine arthritis-encephalitis virus antibodies, despite the antigenic and genomic variability that is known to exist within and between these two small ruminant lentiviruses. The data suggest that these recombinant maedi-visna virus proteins can be reliably used in an ELISA for the routine serodiagnosis of lentiviral infections in sheep and goats.

PMID:
9798098
PMCID:
PMC1189499
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