The serotypes of bluetongue virus (BTV) are classified by differences in neutralization commonly induced by P2, a major surface protein. A BTV serotype 13 (BTV-13) monoclonal antibody, 4B13-207A, immunoprecipitated P2s of BTV-13 and BTV-2 and also neutralized both viruses. These data indicate that P2s from BTV-13 and BTV-2 share a common neutralizing epitope that is not detected by neutralizing polyclonal antibody to BTV-13.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Virology|
|State||Published - Jul 1988|
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