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Novel Method and Kit Using Monoclonal Antibodies for More Sensitive Detection of Dengue Virus

Following primary dengue virus (DENV) infection, non-structural protein 1 (NS1), a dengue-specific glycoprotein, is present in blood and is easily detected by various assays. However, for any infection thereafter (secondary infection), bioavailability of the glycoprotein greatly reduces sensitivity of DENV detection. Since secondary DENV infection is a risk factor for developing hemorrhagic fever, there is increasing need for more sensitive detection at this stage. CDC investigators have developed a versatile method and monoclonal antibodies for detection of primary and secondary DENV infection. The antibodies specifically bind to heat-denatured NS1, allowing the addition of a heat denaturation step which greatly improves sensitivity of the detection assay. The assay was validated using actual dengue patient samples.
Patent Abstract: 
Following primary dengue virus (DENV) infection, non-structural protein 1 (NS1), a dengue-specific glycoprotein, is present in blood and is easily detected by various assays. However, for any infection thereafter (secondary infection), bioavailability of the glycoprotein greatly reduces sensitivity of DENV detection. Since secondary DENV infection is a risk factor for developing hemorrhagic fever, there is increasing need for more sensitive detection at this stage. CDC investigators have developed a versatile method and monoclonal antibodies for detection of primary and secondary DENV infection. The antibodies specifically bind to heat-denatured NS1, allowing the addition of a heat denaturation step which greatly improves sensitivity of the detection assay. The assay was validated using actual dengue patient samples.
Benefits 
More sensitive DENV detection better for secondary infection. -Novel antibodies and methods can be applied to existing kits to increase sensitivity and ease of use.
applications 
Inventors: 
Elizabeth Hunsperger
Patent Number: 
PCT/US2015/036939
Internal Laboratory Ref #: 
E-182-2014/0
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