EurekaMag.com logo
+ Site Statistics
References:
52,725,316
Abstracts:
28,411,598
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
EurekaMag Most Shared ContentMost Shared
EurekaMag PDF Full Text ContentPDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full TextRequest PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter
Follow on Google+Follow on Google+
Follow on LinkedInFollow on LinkedIn

+ Translate

Tree squirrel sciurus carolinensis pennsylvanicus hepatitis b virus antigenic and structural characterization


Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 83(9): 2994-2997
Tree squirrel sciurus carolinensis pennsylvanicus hepatitis b virus antigenic and structural characterization
Tree squirrel hepatitis B virus (THBV)-associated particles isolated from the livers of naturally infected animals share one or more antigenic determinants with hepatitis B surface antigen in solid-phase imunoassays. Characterization of THBV-associated polypeptides by sodium dodecyl sulfate/polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis reproducibly demonstrated major components with apparent sizes of 15.5 and 17 kDa. Peptide mapping of these components shows that they are related to the peptide maps of the major surface antigen polypeptides associated with hepatitis B virus and like viruses. Sodium dodecyl sulfate/polyacrylamide gel analysis also demonstrated discrete bands at 14.5, 19, 20, and 35 kDa. Upon blotting of THBV-associated polypeptides with sera containing antibodies to hepatitis B core antigen or hepatitis B x antigen, only the 35-kDa band became detectable, suggesting that this component is core related. These results establish the presence of both surface and core antigen-related polypeptides associated with purified THBV and better define the relationship of THBV to the family of hepatitis B viruses and like viruses.


Accession: 006839003



Related references

A newly identified hepatitis b type virus in tree squirrels sciurus carolinensis pennsylvanicus. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 83(7): 2233-2237, 1986

Tree squirrel hepatitis B virus: antigenic and structural characterization. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 83(9): 2994-2997, 1986

The animal parasites of the fox squirrel, Sciurus niger rufiventer and the grey squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis carolinensis. Anatomical Record Philadelphia, 81: 65, 1941

The animal parasites of the fox squirrel, Sciurus niger rufiventer and the gray squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis carolinensis. Anat Rec 81(4), 1941

Guide lines for the control of the American grey squirrel Sciurus carolinensis in Italy Linee guida per il controllo dello scoiattolo grigio Sciurus carolinensis in Italia. Quaderni di Conservazione della Natura, 4: 1-52, 2001

Spread and attempted eradication of the grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) in Italy, and consequences for the red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris) in Eurasia. Biological Conservation. 2003( ) March; 1093: 351-358, 2002

Field manipulations of fox squirrel sciurus niger and gray squirrel sciurus carolinensis populations how important is interspecific competition. Canadian Journal of Zoology 63(9): 2134-2140, 1985

Notes on the distribution of the grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis) and the red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris leucourus) in England and Wales from1945to 1952. Journal of Animal Ecology, 22: 134-140, 1953

Grey squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis, control as a tactic in the conservation of the red squirrel, Sciurus vulgaris: a positive outcome. Unknown, 2004

Details of the geographic replacement of the red squirrel sciurus vulgaris by the gray squirrel sciurus carolinensis in eastern england uk. Journal of Animal Ecology 54(1): 149-162, 1985