Detection of Human Norovirus-Specific Antibodies Using the Luciferase Immunoprecipitation System (LIPS) Assay

  • Christine M. Tin
  • Stanislav V. SosnovtsevEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 2024)


The luciferase immunoprecipitation system (LIPS) assay is a liquid-phase immunoassay that quantitates antigen-specific serum antibodies by measuring luminescence emitted by the reporter enzyme Renilla luciferase (Ruc) fused to an antigen of interest. The LIPS assay can be utilized as a high-throughput and sensitive serological method for profiling serum antibodies recognizing diverse antigens. This chapter provides a detailed protocol for detecting human norovirus-specific serum antibodies with the LIPS assay.

Key words

Human norovirus LIPS assay Serum Antibodies Renilla luciferase Immunoassay 



This research was funded by the Intramural Research Program of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health. We thank Dr. Peter Burbelo for providing the pRen2 plasmid and Dr. Kim Green for helpful discussion of the manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious DiseasesNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

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