Archives of Virology

, Volume 152, Issue 3, pp 457–461

Binding activity of norovirus and sapovirus to histo-blood group antigens

  • H. Shirato-Horikoshi
  • S. Ogawa
  • T. Wakita
  • N. Takeda
  • G. S. Hansman
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DOI: 10.1007/s00705-006-0883-z

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Shirato-Horikoshi, H., Ogawa, S., Wakita, T. et al. Arch Virol (2007) 152: 457. doi:10.1007/s00705-006-0883-z

Summary.

Noroviruses (NoVs) and sapoviruses (SaVs) are causative agents of human gastroenteritis. There is increasing evidence that certain human NoV strains bind to histo-blood group antigens (HBGAs). We found that several NoV virus-like particles (VLPs) showed binding activity to HBGAs, while neither SaV genogroup I (GI) VLP nor SaV GV VLP showed such activity.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Shirato-Horikoshi
    • 1
  • S. Ogawa
    • 1
  • T. Wakita
    • 1
  • N. Takeda
    • 1
  • G. S. Hansman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Virology IINational Institute of Infectious DiseasesTokyoJapan