viral antigen

viral antigen

n. Abbr. VA
An antigen with multiple antigenicities that is protein in nature, strain-specific, and closely associated with the virus particle.
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In the frame of the FUI AAP8 founded program NATHEB initiated in 2009 and led by Edelris, with its partners Inserm and Poxel, FXR has been identified as a therapeutic target for HBV and new compounds have been discovered, leading to a strong inhibition of viral HBV DNA and viral antigen production.
South Ostrobothnia Hospital District to ask for an offer of respiratory viral antigen detection reagents and samples used in the testing of consumer goods, as well as reading the result required from the instrument procurement for the period 4.
No evidence for viral antigen was found in the other 42/44 small mammals tested.
In fact, using this technique, some investigators detected viral antigen also in cells with cytopathic effects, but without CVI (13).
By using the viral antigen already present in the blood of the patient suffering from a chronic illness, this strategy redefines therapeutic vaccines by cutting down on time and resources as there is no need to specially isolate the viral proteins from patients, purify it, and then inactivate it to create a vaccine.
Think of one pair of microscopic Velcro hooks where one hook is the viral antigen and the other is the antibody and it is a weak interaction.
18) Immunohistochemical studies for influenza A viral antigen were performed following antigen retrieval.
There are several methods such as detection of virus specific IgM antibodies, virus isolation and viral antigen detection available for the diagnosis of the clinical specimens.
This study describes the macroscopic and microscopic lesions and the viral antigen distribution in 82 owls (Family: Strigidae) of 11 North American and one Eurasian species that died following natural West Nile virus infection.
This preliminary study was able to demonstrate that the SIV viral antigen delipidated by Lipid Sciences' proprietary delipidation process was efficiently recognized by the animals' immune system and has resulted in a measurable improvement in the conventional indicators of overall health in these study animals.
Direct immunofluorescence is performed with nasopharyngeal aspirates to detect viral antigen on pharyngeal columnar epithelial cells by staining them directly with fluorescent antibody.
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Belo Horizonte MG, Brazil) has patented a method and kit for detecting antibodies in clinical samples of animals infected with equine infectious anemia virus using the immunodiagnosis with the recombinant viral antigen p26.