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Dr Nigel McMillan nmcmillan at gpo.pa.uq.edu.au
Thu Sep 5 21:32:39 EST 1996

Pascale Hubert wrote:
> HI,
> I search a way to produce or obtain human papillomavirus particules in
> the aim to  have antigenic preparation for immunological studies.
> Does somebody can help me?
> Thank you very much in advance for your reply.
> Pascale Hubert
> CHU liege, belgique
> email P.Hubert at ulg.ac.be

Dear Pascale

It is indeed possible to make HPV virions or virus-like-particles.  Look
up papers by Ian Frazer and Jian Zhou (Virology 185, 251, 1991) who
first descibed it.  There was an article in one of the latest
BioTechniques describing how to do it.

Good luck

Nigel McMillan
Centre for Immunology and Cancer Research
University of Queensland

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