Detection of SARS-CoV-2 peptide-specific antibodies in Syrian hamster serum by ELISA

Huy Quang Quach, Inna G. Ovsyannikova, Gregory A. Poland, Richard B. Kennedy

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Golden Syrian hamsters are increasingly used as a permissive animal model for SARS-CoV-2 virus studies, but the lack of immunological assays and other immunological reagents for hamsters limits its full potential. Herein, we developed an ELISA method to detect antibodies specific to peptides and proteins derived from SARS-CoV-2 virus in immunized golden Syrian hamsters. Under optimized conditions, this assay quantitates antibodies specific for individual viral peptides, peptide pools, and proteins. Hence, this ELISA method allows investigators to quantitatively assess humoral immune responses at the peptide and protein levels and has potential application in the development of peptide-based vaccines to be tested in hamsters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number113275
JournalJournal of Immunological Methods
StatePublished - Jun 2022


  • COVID-19 vaccine
  • Golden Syrian hamsters
  • Peptide-based vaccine
  • SARS-CoV-2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology


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