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Binding activity of norovirus and sapovirus to histo-blood group antigens
- Shirato-Horikoshi, H., Ogawa, S., Wakita, T., Takeda, N., Hansman, G. S.
- Archives of virology 2007 v.152 no.3 pp. 457-461
- Sapovirus, antigens, gastroenteritis, virus-like particles
- Noroviruses (NoVs) and sapoviruses (SaVs) are causative agents of human gastroenteritis. There is increasing evidence that certain human NoV strains bind to histo-blood group antigens (HBGAs). We found that several NoV virus-like particles (VLPs) showed binding activity to HBGAs, while neither SaV genogroup I (GI) VLP nor SaV GV VLP showed such activity.