Role of Cellular Components of Mosquito Cells in Viral Replication and Transmission.
Annual summary rept. 1 Mar 78-25 Jul 79,
INDIANA UNIV AT INDIANAPOLIS SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
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Several mosquito cell proteins have been identified as being associated with or incorporated in Banzi virus grown in the polyclonal cell line of A. albopictus cells. This fact has been demonstrated by several observations. First, Banzi virions purified by polyethylene glycol precipitation and equilibrium density sucrose gradient centrifugation contain four mosquito cellular proteins. Second, anti-mosquito cell serum aggregates mosquito cell-grown Banzi virus, but not Banzi virus propagated in BHK cells. Third, anti-mosquito cell serum blocks the agglutination of erythrocytes by either unpurified or purified Banzi virus.
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