Expression of recombinant protein including an His-tag to facilitate purification for diagnosis of CCHF and Lassa Viruses

by Cedergren, Linda

Abstract (Summary)
AbstractCrimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever virus (CCHF) and Lassa virus are giving sources illness to humans. In addition to zoonotic transmission, CCHF and Lassa virus can spread from person to person. After a short incubation period, CCHF and Lassa virus infections are characterized by a sudden onset of high fever, chills, headache and cough just like flu. Even some people are vomiting and have diarrhoea. After a few days of illness hemorrhagic manifestations occur. Treatment options for CCHF and Lassa viruses are limited, and there is no vaccine available for use in humans. The purpose of the present study was to produce recombinant nucleocapsid protein of Lassavirus and CCHF virus including an aminoterminal His-tag by a Semliki Forest Virus Replicon (pSFV 4.2). The recombinant proteins are planned to be used in future development of diagnostic methods.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Uppsala universitet

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:affinity tags crimean congo hemorrhagic fever lassa antibody and his tag semliki forest virus


Date of Publication:06/30/2006

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