Enteric Coronavirus TGEV: Mapping of Four Major Antigenic Determinants in the Amino Half of Peplomer Protein E 2

  • B. Delmas
  • M. Godet
  • J. Gelfi
  • D. Rasschaert
  • H. Laude
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 276)


Transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV) is an enteropathogenic Coronavirus of swine which induces an acute diarrhea syndrome especially severe in newborn animals less than two weeks of age (15). The organisation of the TGEV genome has been established as well as the sequences of the genes encoding the structural and non structural proteins, except the polymerase (7, 9, 13, 14). TGEV virions are made of three proteins, a nucleoprotein (N, 47K) and 2 envelope glycoproteins : M (29K), an integral membrane protein, and S (220K), which forms the surface projections. The peplomer protein S is a 1431 amino acid long, highly glycosylated polypeptide, with a membrane anchoring domain near its carboxy terminus (14). This protein is responsible for the induction of neutralising antibodies (4, 8) and is presumably involved in the recognition of target cells. A minimum of four major antigenic sites have been delineated using monoclonal antibodies (1, 3, 6).


Antigenic Site Escape Mutant Feline Infectious Peritonitis Transmissible Gastroenteritis Virus Feline Infectious Peritonitis Virus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Delmas
    • 1
  • M. Godet
    • 1
  • J. Gelfi
    • 1
  • D. Rasschaert
    • 1
  • H. Laude
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Virologie et d’Immunologie Moléculaires Centre de Recherches de Jouy-en-JosasI.N.R.A.France

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