In vitro expression of full-length and truncated bovine respiratory syncytial virus G proteins and their antibody responses in BALB/c mice

Ryan P. Brady, Christina L. Topliff, Clayton L. Kelling

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Bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV) is a primary cause of lower respiratory tract disease in calves. Protection is incomplete following vaccination or natural infection, as re-infections are common. The objectives of this study were to create plasmid DNA constructs encoding the full-length, secreted, or conserved region of the BRSV G glycoprotein, and to compare and evaluate their expression in cell culture and potential to induce antibody responses in BALB/c mice. Transfection of COS-7 cells with plasmid DNA resulted in expression of the BRSV G region from each of the plasmid DNA constructs. Following inoculation of BALB/c mice with plasmid DNA, a significant and equivalent anti-BRSV G IgG response was elicited to the full-length and truncated BRSV G proteins. These constructs may be used to study host pathological and immunological responses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3762-3768
Number of pages7
Issue number27-28
StatePublished - Sep 9 2004



  • Attachment glycoprotein
  • Bovine respiratory syncytial virus
  • DNA vaccine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Medicine
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • veterinary(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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