Identification and Application of Neutralizing Epitopes of Human Adenovirus Type 55 Hexon Protein
AbstractHuman adenovirus type 55 (HAdV55) is a newly identified re-emergent acute respiratory disease (ARD) pathogen with a proposed recombination of hexon gene between HAdV11 and HAdV14 strains. The identification of the neutralizing epitopes is important for the surveillance and vaccine development against HAdV55 infection. In this study, four type-specific epitope peptides of HAdV55 hexon protein, A55R1 (residues 138 to 152), A55R2 (residues 179 to 187), A55R4 (residues 247 to 259) and A55R7 (residues 429 to 443), were predicted by multiple sequence alignment and homology modeling methods, and then confirmed with synthetic peptides by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) and neutralization tests (NT). Finally, the A55R2 was incorporated into human adenoviruses 3 (HAdV3) and a chimeric adenovirus rAd3A55R2 was successfully obtained. The chimeric rAd3A55R2 could induce neutralizing antibodies against both HAdV3 and HAdV55. This current study will contribute to the development of novel adenovirus vaccine candidate and adenovirus structural analysis. View Full-Text
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Tian, X.; Ma, Q.; Jiang, Z.; Huang, J.; Liu, Q.; Lu, X.; Luo, Q.; Zhou, R. Identification and Application of Neutralizing Epitopes of Human Adenovirus Type 55 Hexon Protein. Viruses 2015, 7, 5632-5642.
Tian X, Ma Q, Jiang Z, Huang J, Liu Q, Lu X, Luo Q, Zhou R. Identification and Application of Neutralizing Epitopes of Human Adenovirus Type 55 Hexon Protein. Viruses. 2015; 7(10):5632-5642.Chicago/Turabian Style
Tian, Xingui; Ma, Qiang; Jiang, Zaixue; Huang, Junfeng; Liu, Qian; Lu, Xiaomei; Luo, Qingming; Zhou, Rong. 2015. "Identification and Application of Neutralizing Epitopes of Human Adenovirus Type 55 Hexon Protein." Viruses 7, no. 10: 5632-5642.