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Antigenic Determinants on the Hemagglutinin Subunits of Influenza a Viruses and Their Role in Immunity

  • R. G. Webster
  • W. G. Laver
Part of the Topics in Infectious Diseases book series (TIDIS, volume 3)

Abstract

The hemagglutinin (HA) molecule of influenza virus is a glycoprotein of mol. wt. 210,000 and is composed of 3 subunits. The polypeptide chains making up each subunit may be cleaved or uncleaved depending on the host cell in which it was grown, in the cleaved state there are two glycopolypeptide chains HA1 and HA2 of mol. wt. 47,000 and 23,000, respectively (Schulze, 1975).

Keywords

Influenza Virus Antibody Response Cross Reaction Antigenic Determinant Specific Determinant 
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  • R. G. Webster
  • W. G. Laver

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