Archives of Virology

, Volume 92, Issue 1–2, pp 55–62 | Cite as

Evaluation of the use of monoclonal antibodies to hemagglutinin and fusion glycoproteins of Newcastle disease virus for virus identification and strain differentiation purposes

  • G. Meulemans
  • M. Gonze
  • M. C. Carlier
  • P. Petit
  • A. Burny
  • Le Long
Original Papers


Monoclonal antibodies detect evident antigenic variations in NDV HN and F protein. However, the A/PMV-1 viruses can be identified by HI test using a preparation made of the combination of two different monoclonals.

A primary evaluation of the pathogenicity of the isolated viruses can be made by HI test using monoclonal antibodies but needs always confirmation using conventional pathogenicity tests.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Meulemans
    • 1
  • M. Gonze
    • 1
  • M. C. Carlier
    • 1
  • P. Petit
    • 1
  • A. Burny
    • 2
  • Le Long
    • 2
  1. 1.National Institute for Veterinary ResearchBrussels
  2. 2.Department of Molecular BiologyUniversity of BrusselsBrusselsBelgium

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