Accession Number:

AD0726488

Title:

Distribution of Arbovirus Antigens in Density Gradients

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

FORT DETRICK FREDERICK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-11-13

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Sucrose gradient analysis of Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus, a group A arbovirus, indicated that hemagglutinating HA and complement-fixing CF activities were coincident with virus infectivity. In contrast, West Nile, Ilheus, and Rio Bravo viruses of group B were fractionated into infectious and noninfectious components. The infectious component sedimented as a single entity, possessed HA and CF activity, and had a buoyant density of l.19 gcc. West Nile and Ilheus virus suspensions contained a slower sedimenting noninfectious HA and CF component with a buoyant density of 1.16 gcc. Rio Bravo virus suspensions did not contain a similar component. A very slow-sedimenting noninfectious CF component 6 S, 1.10-1.12 gcc was detected for each of the group B viruses.

Subject Categories:

  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE