HBV inactivation

Walter Ogston ogston at HOBBES.KZOO.EDU
Wed Sep 6 12:49:32 EST 1995


Wolf Hanisch  writes:
> 
> I am working on a project to extract HBV antigen from human serum. I 
> would appreciate any information on a reliable safe method for 
> inactivation of HBV.
> 
A review I have from 1984 (Stevens, CE, et al, in "Viral
Hepatitis and Liver Disease", ed GN Vyas et al. p 275) cites the 
following generally available papers: 

Hilleman, MR et al. (1975) Purified and inactivated human
hepatitis B vaccine: progress report. Am. J. Med. Sci.
270:401-404

McAuliffe VJ et al. (1980) Type B hepatitis: a review of current
prospects for a safe and effective vaccine.  Rev. Infect. Dis.
2:470-492

This is not the whole literature, but it should give you a start.
Hilleman was the developer of the original Merck serum-derived vaccine
that was licensed in the US before the recombinant version was
developed, so that article should specify or point to the inactivation
procedure.  Hope this helps.  
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