Coronaviruses pp 509-515 | Cite as

Identification of Epitopes of Immunological Importance on the Peplomer of Porcine Transmissible Gastroenteritis Virus

  • David J. Garwes
  • Fiona Stewart
  • Carole J. Elleman
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 218)


Transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV) causes serious economic losses in the pig industry in many parts of the world. Immunity in young piglets relies on passive transfer of antibodies in maternal milk. Although, over the past 40 years, there has been a great deal of effort aimed at producing an efficient vaccine in many laboratories, it has proved difficult to achieve lactogenic immunity with inactivated or attenuated vaccines. There are two aspects to the problem; identification of the most appropriate antigen and the method for its delivery to the sow in such a way as to stimulate lymphocyte migration to the mammary gland.


Ascitic Fluid Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus Transmissible Gastroenteritis Virus Competition Binding Assay Young Piglet 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • David J. Garwes
    • 1
  • Fiona Stewart
    • 1
  • Carole J. Elleman
    • 1
  1. 1.AFRC Institute for Animal Disease ResearchCompton, Newbury, Berks.UK

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