Mumps Virus antibody

Principal name

Mumps Virus antibody

Alternative names for Mumps Virus antibody

Paramyxovirus parotitis

Available hosts


Available applications

Enzyme Immunoassay (E), Immunocytochemistry/Immunofluorescence (ICC/IF)

Background of Mumps Virus antibody

Mumps is one of the commonly acquired viral diseases of childhood and is the most common cause of aseptic meningitis. However, its incidence in developed countries has declined dramatically since the advent of vaccination.
A member of the paramyxovirus family, it is closely related to parainfluenza viruses. Its genome is ss RNA of 16 - 18 kbp, and it is an enveloped virus of helical symmetry. The single RNA molecule, in a helical nucleocapsid, is in association with the nucleoprotein (NP). M protein forms the structure which underlies the viral envelope. The HN (haemagglutination and neuraminidase protein) and the F (fusion) protein form the spikes present on the lipid bilayer envelope. Only one serotype of the virus exists. There is significant antigenic cross-reaction with other members of the paramyxovirus genus.

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