Human papillomavirus type 1 (HPV1) virions, both as intact virion particles (IVP) and as detergent-denatured virions (DDV), were used to prepare polyclonal antisera and monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) in BALB/c mice. Anti-IVP antiserum contained type-specific HPV1 L2-reactive antibodies and no detectable HPV1 L1-reactive antibodies. Anti-IVP MAbs recognized a linear epitope between L2 amino acids 102 and 108 (PIDVVDP). Anti-DDV antiserum contained type-specific HPV1 L1-reactive and HPV1 L2-reactive antibodies. An anti-DDV MAb recognized a linear epitope between L1 amino acids 127 and 133 (AENPTNu). HPV 1a L1- and L2-encoded polypeptides expressed in Saccharomyces cerevisiae and by in vitro translation were equivalent in size to the major and minor virion capsid proteins, respectively.
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- Insect Science