Hæmagglutinating Sub-units released from Newcastle Disease, Para-influenza I and Mumps Viruses by Treatment with Ether

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IT was shown originally by Hoyle1 that influenza viruses can be split by treatment with ether into sub-units, hæmagglutinin and soluble (nucleoprotein) antigen. Recently, a study on the sub-units of Newcastle disease and mumps viruses has been published, which indicated that these viruses do not liberate hæmagglutinin on treatment with ether, but only filamentous particles of nucleoprotein nature, exhibiting complement-fixation activity2. Working with the Blacksburg strain of Newcastle disease, the Sendai strain of para-influenza 1 and the Enders strain of mumps viruses, we found that these viruses, on treatment with ether, released both nucleoprotein antigen and hæmagglutinin.

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SOKOL, F., BLAŠKOVIČ, D. & KRIŽNOVÁ-LAUČÍKOVÁ, O. Hæmagglutinating Sub-units released from Newcastle Disease, Para-influenza I and Mumps Viruses by Treatment with Ether. Nature 190, 834–835 (1961). https://doi.org/10.1038/190834a0

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