Coronaviruses pp 517-520 | Cite as

Characterization of Monoclonal Antibodies to Human OC43

  • J. O. Fleming
  • J. G. Keck
  • T. Wei
  • N. J. Kachuck
  • S. A. Stohlman
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 218)


Human coronaviruses are important respiratory pathogens (1). These viruses have also been implicated in human neurological diseases (2, 3), and some reports have suggested an association with the demyelinating condition multiple sclerosis (4, 5, 6), although other studies cast doubt upon the role of coronaviruses in this disease (7, 8, 9, 10, 11). It has been shown that most human coronaviruses belong to one of two antigenic groups represented by isolates OC43 or 229E respectively (1, 12). The antigenic properties of these coronaviruses are thus of medical and virological interest.


Multiple Sclerosis Multiple Sclerosis Patient Antigenic Relationship Human Neurological Disease Human Coronaviruses 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. O. Fleming
    • 1
  • J. G. Keck
    • 1
  • T. Wei
    • 1
  • N. J. Kachuck
    • 1
  • S. A. Stohlman
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Neurology and Microbiology, School of MedicineUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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