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The humoral immune response to recombinant nucleocapsid antigen of canine distemper virus in dogs vaccinated with attenuated distemper virus or DNA encoding the nucleocapsid of wild-type virus.
Journal of Veterinary Medicine. A, Physiology, Pathology, Clinical Medicine
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't Publication Status: ppublish
This study compared the humoral immune response against the nucleocapsid-(N) protein of canine distemper virus (CDV) of dogs vaccinated with a multivalent vaccine against parvo-, adeno-, and parainfluenza virus and leptospira combined with either the attenuated CDV Onderstepoort strain (n = 15) or an expression plasmid containing the N-gene of CDV (n = 30). The vaccinations were applied intramuscularly three times at 2-week intervals beginning at the age of 6 weeks. None of the pre-immune sera recognized the recombinant N-protein, confirming the lack of maternal antibodies at this age. Immunization with DNA vaccine for CDV resulted in positive serum N-specific IgG response. However, their IgG (and IgA) titres were lower than those of CDV-vaccinated dogs. Likewise, DNA-vaccinated dogs did not show an IgM peak. There was no increase in N-specific serum IgE titres in either group. Serum titres to the other multivalent vaccine components were similar in both groups.
Animals, Antibodies, Viral/biosynthesis, Antibodies, Viral/blood, Antigens, Viral/blood, Distemper/immunology, Distemper/prevention & control, Distemper Virus, Canine/immunology, Dogs, Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay/veterinary, Female, Immunoglobulins/biosynthesis, Immunoglobulins/blood, Injections, Intramuscular/veterinary, Male, Mice, Mice, Inbred BALB C, Nucleocapsid Proteins/genetics, Nucleocapsid Proteins/immunology, Recombinant Proteins/immunology, Vaccination/veterinary, Vaccines, Attenuated, Vaccines, DNA, Viral Vaccines
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