Immunological and Molecular Studies of Arboviruses.
Final technical rept. Jun 72-Apr 76,
HADASSAH MEDICAL SCHOOL JERUSALEM (ISRAEL) DEPT OF VIROLOGY
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The antigenic relationships within group A arboviruses have been studied by comparison between Sindbiss and WEE and EEE. The comparison was performed on two levels 1 comparison of immunological activities of the purified whole envelopes and, 2 comparison of the immunological properties of the subunits of the trypsin-treated envelopes. In the first comparison it was found that SIN and WEE viruses are closely related to one another more than to an EEE virus. The antigenic relations can be determined by the envelopes of the viruses only. In the second comparison results indicate a very great similarity between subunits of SIN and WEE.