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Relatedness and heterogeneity at the near-terminal end of the genome of a parapoxvirus bovis 1 strain (B177) compared with parapoxvirus ovis (Orf virus)

Rziha, H. -J. and Bauer, B. and Adam, K. -H. and Rottgen, M. and Cottone, R. and Henkel, M. and Dehio, C. and Buttner, M.. (2003) Relatedness and heterogeneity at the near-terminal end of the genome of a parapoxvirus bovis 1 strain (B177) compared with parapoxvirus ovis (Orf virus). Journal of general virology, Vol. 84, no. 5. pp. 1111-1116.

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Abstract

The present study provides for the first time an extended investigation of individual genes located at the near-terminal right end of the genome of parapoxvirus bovis 1, Bovine papular stomatitis virus (BPSV) strain B177 and Orf virus (ORFV). Comparison of the respective DNA sequences of ORFV strain D1701 (9.9 kbp) and BPSV B177 (7.7 kbp) revealed a very similar organization of closely related genes transcribed in a rightward orientation. The most salient findings of this study were: (i) the absence of the ORFV-specific vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF-E) gene in the BPSV isolate; (ii) the presence of an interleukin-10 (IL-10) orthologue; and (iii) the detection of three new genes encoding ankyrin-repeat-containing polypeptides. These results not only contribute to potential improvements of future molecular differentiation between the parapoxvirus species, but also shed new light on different pathobiologies among parapoxviruses.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Biozentrum > Infection Biology > Molecular Microbiology (Dehio)
UniBasel Contributors:Dehio, Christoph
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Cambridge University Press
ISSN:0022-1317
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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