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Research Article

Glycoprotein N of Human Cytomegalovirus Protects the Virus from Neutralizing Antibodies

  • Barbara Kropff equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Barbara Kropff, Christiane Burkhardt

    Affiliation: Institut für Klinische und Molekulare Virologie, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

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  • Christiane Burkhardt equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Barbara Kropff, Christiane Burkhardt

    Affiliation: Institut für Klinische und Molekulare Virologie, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

    Current address: Institute of Experimental Immunology, EUROIMMUN, Lübeck, Germany

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  • Juliane Schott,

    Affiliation: Institut für Klinische und Molekulare Virologie, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

    Current address: Institute of Experimental Hematology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany

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  • Jens Nentwich,

    Affiliation: Institut für Klinische und Molekulare Virologie, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

    Current address: Medizinische Klinik 4, Klinikum Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Germany

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  • Tanja Fisch,

    Affiliation: Institut für Klinische und Molekulare Virologie, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

    Current address: Amgen Research, Regensburg, Germany

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  • William Britt,

    Affiliation: Department of Pediatrics, University of Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

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  • Michael Mach mail

    mlmach@viro.med.uni-erlangen.de

    Affiliation: Institut für Klinische und Molekulare Virologie, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

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  • Published: October 25, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002999

About the Authors

Barbara Kropff, Christiane Burkhardt, Juliane Schott, Jens Nentwich, Tanja Fisch, Michael Mach
Institut für Klinische und Molekulare Virologie, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
William Britt
Department of Pediatrics, University of Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: mlmach@viro.med.uni-erlangen.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BK CB JS WB MM. Performed the experiments: BK CB JN JS TF MM. Analyzed the data: BK CB WB MM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: BK JN CB TF. Wrote the paper: WB MM.