Accession Number : AD0287192

Title :   THE HEMAGGLUTINATION-INHIBITION ACTIVITY OF HUMAN PAROTID SALIVA

Corporate Author : NAVAL DENTAL RESEARCH INST GREAT LAKES ILL

Personal Author(s) : SHKLAIR,IRVING L. ; ROSENBAUM,MAX ; MORRISON,FRANK

Report Date : JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The myxoviruses which include the influenza and mumps viruses can cause the agglutination of a variety of red blood cells. This hemagglutination can take place if the virus attaches itself to the surface of a red blood cell that contains specific viral receptor sites. Such hemagglutination can be prevented, however, by the addition of nonspecific inhibitors or specific inhibitors such as viral antibodies that compete with the virus or block viral receptor sites on the red blood cells. This report is concerned with the extent of the hemagglutination-inhibition activity exhibited by parotid saliva, and whether this inhibition is due to nonspecific factors or to specific viral antibodies. (Author)

Descriptors :   *SALIVA, *VIRUSES, ELECTRODIALYSIS, ERYTHROCYTES, IMMUNOLOGY, INFLUENZA VIRUS, INHIBITION, MUMPS VIRUS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE