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Characterization of octyl glucoside-solubilized cell membrane receptors for binding measles virus.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Virology
Publication Date
Volume
172
Issue
1
Pages
386–390
Identifiers
PMID: 2672566
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Optimum conditions were determined for solubilizing cell membrane receptors for binding measles virus (MV). Evidence for specific receptors was shown from the saturability of MV binding to intact Vero cells or African Green Monkey erythrocytes (MRBCs). Receptors, solubilized from Vero cells and MRBC with 1.5% octyl glucoside, inhibited MV attachment, infectivity, and hemagglutination activities. Extracts from chicken erythrocytes, which did not bind MV, were inactive in all assays. MV binding activity in Vero or MRBC extracts was stable to heating (100 degrees, 10 min) or neuraminidase treatment, but was inactivated by a range of proteases, including chymotrypsin, and bound to lentil and pea lectin agaroses, to indicate a glycoprotein component.

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