Current Laboratory Techniques in Rabies Diagnosis, Research and Prevention, Volume 2
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Laboratory Techniques in Rabies Diagnosis, Research and Prevention provides a basic understanding of the current trends in rabies. It establishes a new facility for rabies surveillance, vaccine and antibody manufacturing. It offers clarity about the choice of laboratory methods for diagnosis and virus typing, of systems for producing monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies and of methods for testing potency of vaccines and antibodies. The book covers advancements in the classical methods described as well as recent methods and approaches pertaining to rabies diagnosis and research.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 160.02 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 793.78g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0128019190
  • 9780128019191

Table of contents

I. Foreword II. Introduction III. Rabies Diagnosis a) Demonstration of virus i) Electron microscopy ii) Virus isolation in animals, the mouse inoculation test (MIT) iii) Virus isolation in cell culture, the rapid tissue culture inoculation test (RTCIT) iv) Rat basophilic leukemia cell sensor b) Demonstration of viral subunits and antigens i) Purification of rabies viral subunits ii) Preparation of fluorescent antibody conjugate in rabbits iii) Preparation of fluorescent antibody conjugate in goats iv) DFA (postmortem) v) Skin biopsy vi) Immuno histochemistry c) Demonstration of viral nucleic acids i) Gel based PCR ii) In situ PCR d) Demonstration of viral antibodies 1. Binding Assays i) ELISA - Traditional ii) IFA iii) Counter Immunoelectrophoresis 2. Functional Assays i) Mouse neutralization test ii) RFFIT iii) FAVN e) Typing/differentiation of lyssaviruses i) Antigenic typing by MAbs

IV. Rabies Biologics i) Rabies vaccines for humans or other animals 1. Purified chick embryo cell vaccine 2. Purified Vero Cell Rabies Vaccine 3. In vivo NIH potency testing of rabies vaccines 9. In vitro Potency testing of rabies vaccines ii) Rabies antibodies/fragments 1. Production of polyclonal rabies immune globulin in humans 2. Production of polyclonal antibodies in horses 3. Production of polyclonal antibodies in birds 4. Production of full length human monoclonal antibodies using transgenic mice

V. Development of Anti-Viral Approaches

VI. Appendix i. List of biologics recommended by WHO for human rabies prophylaxis
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Review Text

"...a great, up-to-date reference on laboratory protocols for rabies diagnosis, research, and prevention. It is a must if you work in this field. Score: 85 - 3 Stars" -- Doody's
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"...a great, up-to-date reference on laboratory protocols for rabies diagnosis, research, and prevention. It is a must if you work in this field. Score: 85 - 3 Stars" --Doody's
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About Charles E. Rupprecht

Professor Charles E. Rupprecht is the Director of Research at the Global Alliance for Rabies Control and is the previous Director of WHO Collaborating Center for Rabies Research. He has won numerous federal service awards including the National Center for Infectious Diseases Public Health Protection Research Award in 2005. Professor Nagarajan Thirumeni is a professor in biotechnology and the manager of Indian Immunologics Ltd. as well as the general manager of research and development in the biologics division of E. Ltd, Hyderabad, India.
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