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Virus Genes. 1991 Oct;5(4):367-75.

Computer predictions of antigenic domains in herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 glycoprotein D as compared with experimentally proven domains.

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Department of Molecular Virology, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.


The primary amino-acid sequence of the glycoprotein D (gD) of herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 (HSV-1, HSV-2) was analyzed by computer programs that provided values for hydrophilicity, surface probability, flexibility, and antigenicity, as well as the secondary structure conformation. Putative antigenic domains with a high hydrophilicity, surface probability, and antigenicity index were determined and compared with the reported antigenic domains in HSV-1 and HSV-2 gD protein based on experimental data. The major experimentally proven antigenic domains were detected by the computer analyses. Additional putative antigenic domains with potential for the synthesis of antigenic viral peptides were determined.

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