[Detection of neutralizing antibodies to Japanese encephalitis virus by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)].Zhonghua Min Guo Wei Sheng Wu Ji Mian Yi Xue Za Zhi. 1997 Nov; 30(4):255-64.ZM
Competitive ELISA was used for the detection of neutralizing antibody to JE. Based on the principle that human serum JE antibody competed with JE monoclonal antibody (MAb) for JE antigen, it was found that 3 JE MAbs (E3-3, NPF-5 and NNN-5) were suitable for competitive ELISA for the detection of JE neutralizing antibody. The sensitivity of cometitive ELISA for 29 JE confirmed serum specimens with titer of plaque reduction neutralization test (PRNT) was checked to be 82.1% (23/28). The specificity of E3-3 MAb to JE used in competitive ELISA was 100%. Correlation coefficient of JE confirmed cases of 57 hemagglutination inhibition (HI) titers in 1995 and 37 PRNT titers in 1994 compared with competitive ELISA were 0.744 and 0.732, respectively. Compared the competitive ELISA titers of 154 sera of healthy people with PRNT titers, the results showed that 70% of the sera could be detected by competitive ELISA which saved a lot of time and manpower.