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|Title:||Expression of hemagglutinin protein from the avian influenza virus H5N1 in a baculovirus/insect cell system significantly enhanced by suspension culture|
|Citation:||Nwe, N., He, Q., Damrongwatanapokin, S., Du, Q., Manopo, I., Limlamthong, Y., Fenner, B.J., Spencer, L., Kwang, J. (2006-02-24). Expression of hemagglutinin protein from the avian influenza virus H5N1 in a baculovirus/insect cell system significantly enhanced by suspension culture. BMC Microbiology 6 : -. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.|
|Abstract:||Background: Prevention of a possible avian influenza pandemic necessitates the development of rapid diagnostic tests and the eventual production of a vaccine. Results: For vaccine production, hemagglutinin (HA1) from avian influenza H5N1 was expressed from a recombinant baculovirus. Recombinant HA1 was expressed in monolayer or suspension culture insect cells by infection with the recombinant baculovirus. The yield of rHA1 from the suspension culture was 68 mg/l, compared to 6 mg/l from the monolayer culture. Immunization of guinea pigs with 50 μg of rHA1 yielded hemagglutinin inhibition and virus neutralization titers of 1:160 after two times vaccination with rHA1 protein. Conclusion: Thus, the production of rHA1 using an insect suspension cell system provides a promising basis for economical production of a H5 antigen. © 2006 Nwe et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.|
|Source Title:||BMC Microbiology|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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