Three new monoclonal antibodies that have broad reactivity with several Rhinovirus types are now available from ViroStat, Portland, Me. Human rhinoviruses belong to the Enterovirus genus and are the most frequent cause of the common cold.
There are 99 different Rhinovirus types based upon variation in the four outer capsid proteins (VP1-VP4), and reinfection with different types is common. These antibodies are reactive with the VP3 capsid protein and function in ELISA and IFA to detect these viruses. For more information, visit ViroStat.