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J Virol. 1995 February; 69(2): 1253–1255.
PMCID: PMC188698

Protection against homologous but not heterologous challenge induced by inactivated feline immunodeficiency virus vaccines.


Whole inactivated virus vaccines from the FL4 cell line protected against challenge with homologous feline immunodeficiency virus (Petaluma strain) but not against a heterologous FIV isolate (GL-8) which is distinct from the Petaluma strain in virus neutralization. Protection was associated with a type-specific neutralizing antibody response and was retained when the challenge virus was propagated in an unrelated cell line.

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