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Hemagglutinin Inhibition Assay with Swine Sera

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Animal Influenza Virus

Part of the book series: Methods in Molecular Biology ((MIMB,volume 1161))

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Hemagglutination is based on the ability of viruses such as influenza A virus to agglutinate red blood cells (RBCs) of specific animal species by formation of cross-linking lattices between RBCs. Antibodies that have the ability to inhibit the hemagglutination property of influenza A viruses are correlated with protection from infection. The hemagglutination inhibition (HI) test is a serological assay that measures the titer of specific antibodies in the sera and is the most common serological assay used to detect anti-influenza antibodies in swine sera.

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Kitikoon, P., Gauger, P.C., Vincent, A.L. (2014). Hemagglutinin Inhibition Assay with Swine Sera. In: Spackman, E. (eds) Animal Influenza Virus. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1161. Humana Press, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-0758-8_24

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