Formalin-inactivated hepatitis A virus (HAV) can be purified for vaccine preparation by centrifugation in Renografin-76 (diatrizoate meglumine and diatrizoate sodium) gradients. Both continuous-flow rate-zonal and isopycnic methods were used for the separation of a major antigen component from minor antigen and host protein. The major antigen component, which appeared to contain complete virions by electron microscopy, could be recovered from gradients and accounted for approximately one third of the total antigen in the starting material. The HAV-specific purified antigen could be enriched 200-300-fold by either centrifugation procedure. The purified HAV antigen, when adsorbed to alum and inoculated into mice, was found to be highly immunogenic.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Virological Methods|
|State||Published - May 1991|
- Hepatitis A vaccine
- Hepatitis A virus
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