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