Identification of Epitopes of Immunological Importance on the Peplomer of Porcine Transmissible Gastroenteritis Virus
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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.
KeywordsAscitic Fluid Bovine Respiratory Syncytial Virus Transmissible Gastroenteritis Virus Competition Binding Assay Young Piglet
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