Serological correlate of protection against norovirus-induced gastroenteritis

Amanda Reeck, Owen Kavanagh, Mary K Estes, Antone R Opekun, Mark A Gilger, David Y Graham, Robert L Atmar

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Norovirus infection is the leading cause of acute nonbacterial gastroenteritis. Histoblood group antigens (HBGAs) are host susceptibility determinants for Norwalk virus (NV) infection. We hypothesized that antibodies that block NV-HBGA binding are associated with protection from clinical illness following NV exposure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1212-8
Number of pages7
JournalThe Journal of Infectious Diseases
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 15 Oct 2010


  • Young Adult
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Humans
  • Norwalk virus
  • Biological Assay
  • Polysaccharides
  • Virus Shedding
  • Antibodies, Blocking
  • Caliciviridae Infections
  • Adult
  • Middle Aged
  • Adolescent
  • Gastroenteritis

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    Reeck, A., Kavanagh, O., Estes, M. K., Opekun, A. R., Gilger, M. A., Graham, D. Y., & Atmar, R. L. (2010). Serological correlate of protection against norovirus-induced gastroenteritis. The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 202(8), 1212-8.