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Volume 14, Number 5—May 2008

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Serologic Evidence for Novel Poxvirus in Endangered Red Colobus Monkeys, Western Uganda

Tony L. Goldberg*Comments to Author , Colin A. Chapman†‡, Kenneth Cameron‡, Tania Saj†, William B. Karesh‡, Nathan D. Wolfe§, Scott W. Wong¶, Melissa E. Dubois¶, and Mark K. Slifka¶
Author affiliations: *University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, USA; †McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; ‡Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York, USA; §University of California, Los Angeles, California, USA; ¶Oregon Health and Science University, Portland, Oregon, USA;

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Figure 2

Western blot analysis of Orthopoxvirus (OPV)–reactive antibody responses in red colobus. Western blot analysis was performed to further characterize humoral immune responses against OPV antigens. Purified monkeypox virus (MPV), vaccinia virus (VV), and cowpox virus (CPV) were separated by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, transferred to polyvinylidene difluoride membranes, and probed with plasma from a VV-immune human, MPV-immune human, MVA-immune RM, MPV-immune RM, and 5 representative red colobus. The red colobus animal identification number is shown in the upper left corner of each Western blot for comparison with the ELISA data for the same sample described in Figure 1.

Figure 2. Western blot analysis of Orthopoxvirus (OPV)–reactive antibody responses in red colobus. Western blot analysis was performed to further characterize humoral immune responses against OPV antigens. Purified monkeypox virus (MPV), vaccinia virus (VV), and cowpox virus (CPV) were separated by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, transferred to polyvinylidene difluoride membranes, and probed with plasma from a VV-immune human, MPV-immune human, MVA-immune RM, MPV-immune RM, and 5 representative red colobus. The red colobus animal identification number is shown in the upper left corner of each Western blot for comparison with the ELISA data for the same sample described in Figure 1.

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