New Lymphogranuloma Venereum Chlamydia trachomatis Variant, Amsterdam
Joke Spaargaren* , Han S.A. Fennema*, Servaas A. Morré†, Henry J.C. de Vries‡, and Roel A. Coutinho§
Author affiliations: *Municipal Health Service, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; †VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; ‡Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; §National Institute of Public Health and Environment, Bilthoven, the Netherlands
Figure. . Schematic representation of the Chlamydia trachomatis ompA gene. In detail, variable segment 2 (VS-2): nucleotide and amino acid (aa) sequence comparison of the prototypes L1, L2, L2´, L2a, and L3 and the newly identified lymphogranuloma venereum (LVG) strain, which we designated L2b. Conserved nucleotides in VS-2 for all LGV strains are shown in red. The nucleotide substitutions in L2b as compared to all LGV strains is indicated by arrows. All aa encoded by the substitution combinations are indicated. CS = constant segment; omp = outer membrane protein.
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