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Effect of enzymes on rotavirus infectivity.

Authors
  • B B Barnett
  • R S Spendlove
  • M L Clark
Publication Date
Jul 01, 1979
Source
PMC
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Abstract

The infectivity of a bovine rotavirus was enhanced 140-, 8-, and 3-fold, respectively, by trypsin, protease, and lactase. Ficin, carboxypeptidases A and B, lysozyme, and beta-galactosidase had little effect on the infectivity. Chymotrypsin caused a threefold decrease in the infectivity. Trypsin acts directly on the rotavirus and not on the host cell.

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