Epitope Sequences in Dengue Virus NS1 Protein Identified by Monoclonal Antibodies
AbstractDengue nonstructural protein 1 (NS1) is a multi-functional glycoprotein with essential functions both in viral replication and modulation of host innate immune responses. NS1 has been established as a good surrogate marker for infection. In the present study, we generated four anti-NS1 monoclonal antibodies against recombinant NS1 protein from dengue virus serotype 2 (DENV2), which were used to map three NS1 epitopes. The sequence 193AVHADMGYWIESALNDT209 was recognized by monoclonal antibodies 2H5 and 4H1BC, which also cross-reacted with Zika virus (ZIKV) protein. On the other hand, the sequence 25VHTWTEQYKFQPES38 was recognized by mAb 4F6 that did not cross react with ZIKV. Lastly, a previously unidentified DENV2 NS1-specific epitope, represented by the sequence 127ELHNQTFLIDGPETAEC143, is described in the present study after reaction with mAb 4H2, which also did not cross react with ZIKV. The selection and characterization of the epitope, specificity of anti-NS1 mAbs, may contribute to the development of diagnostic tools able to differentiate DENV and ZIKV infections. View Full-Text
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Rocha, L.B.; Alves, R.P.S.; Caetano, B.A.; Pereira, L.R.; Mitsunari, T.; Amorim, J.H.; Polatto, J.M.; Botosso, V.F.; Gallina, N.M.F.; Palacios, R.; Precioso, A.R.; Granato, C.F.H.; Oliveira, D.B.L.; Silveira, V.B.; Luz, D.; Ferreira, L.C.S.; Piazza, R.M.F. Epitope Sequences in Dengue Virus NS1 Protein Identified by Monoclonal Antibodies. Antibodies 2017, 6, 14.
Rocha LB, Alves RPS, Caetano BA, Pereira LR, Mitsunari T, Amorim JH, Polatto JM, Botosso VF, Gallina NMF, Palacios R, Precioso AR, Granato CFH, Oliveira DBL, Silveira VB, Luz D, Ferreira LCS, Piazza RMF. Epitope Sequences in Dengue Virus NS1 Protein Identified by Monoclonal Antibodies. Antibodies. 2017; 6(4):14.Chicago/Turabian Style
Rocha, Leticia B.; Alves, Rubens P.S.; Caetano, Bruna A.; Pereira, Lennon R.; Mitsunari, Thais; Amorim, Jaime H.; Polatto, Juliana M.; Botosso, Viviane F.; Gallina, Neuza M.F.; Palacios, Ricardo; Precioso, Alexander R.; Granato, Celso F.H.; Oliveira, Danielle B.L.; Silveira, Vanessa B.; Luz, Daniela; Ferreira, Luís C.S.; Piazza, Roxane M.F. 2017. "Epitope Sequences in Dengue Virus NS1 Protein Identified by Monoclonal Antibodies." Antibodies 6, no. 4: 14.