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Gene. 1989 Feb 20;75(2):197-211.

Sequence analysis of cloned dengue virus type 2 genome (New Guinea-C strain).

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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City 66103.

Abstract

Sequences totalling 5472 nucleotides (nt) from four complementary DNA (cDNA) clones of the dengue virus type 2 (DEN-2) RNA (New Guinea strain, NGS-C) have been reported previously [Yaegashi et al., Gene 46 (1986) 257-267; Putnak et al., Virology 163 (1988) 93-103]. This report describes the complete nucleotide sequence, with the exception of about 7 nt at the 5'-noncoding region, of this RNA genome derived from several cDNA clones. It is 10,723 nt in length and contains a single long open reading frame of 10,173 nt, encoding a polyprotein of 3391 amino acids. The genomic organization is similar to that of other flaviviruses that have recently been reported. Among the three DEN-2 strains - the Jamaica genotype (DEN-2JAM), the DEN-2NGS-C, and the S1 candidate vaccine strain derived from Puerto Rico (PR)-159 isolate (DEN-2S1) - which have been sequenced to date, the amino acid sequences of the polyproteins bear 94%-99% similarity. When the amino acid sequences of DEN-2NGS-C are compared with those of the other two strains, the variations are greater in the DEN-2S1 than in the DEN-2JAM. When DEN-2 and DEN-4 are compared, the overall amino acid identities range from 30% to 80% in both the structural and nonstructural proteins; whereas between DEN-2 and DEN-1, they range from 68% to 79% in the region encoding the structural proteins and the nonstructural protein NS1.

PMID:
2714651
DOI:
10.1016/0378-1119(89)90266-7
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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