Replication-Competent Influenza B Reporter Viruses as Tools for Screening Antivirals and Antibodies.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Influenza B virus is a human pathogen responsible for significant health and economic burden. Research into this pathogen has been limited by the lack of reporter viruses. Here we describe the development of both a replication-competent fluorescent influenza B reporter virus and bioluminescent influenza B reporter virus. Furthermore, we demonstrate these reporter viruses can be used to quickly monitor viral growth and permit the rapid screening of antiviral compounds and neutralizing antibodies.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Fulton, BO; Palese, P; Heaton, NS

Published Date

  • December 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 89 / 23

Start / End Page

  • 12226 - 12231

PubMed ID

  • 26401044

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4645317

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1098-5514

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1128/JVI.02164-15


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States