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Volume 15, Number 12—December 2009

Dispatch

Oseltamivir-Resistant Influenza A Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Virus, Hong Kong, China

Honglin Chen, Chung Lam Cheung, Hung Tai, Pengxi Zhao, Jasper F.W. Chan, Vincent C.C. Cheng, Kwok-Hung Chan, and K.Y. YuenComments to Author 
Author affiliations: The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People’s Republic of China

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Neuraminidase (NA) 274Y (H3 subtype numbering) gene mutation in influenza A pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus A/Hong Kong/2369/2009 isolated from a patient who arrived in Hong Kong, China, from San Francisco, California, USA, on June 11, 2009. A) NA sequence of virus amplified by reverse transcription–PCR and sequenced directly from a day 1 specimen of a nasopharyngeal aspirate from the patient. B) NA sequence of virus grown in MDCK cells. Nucleotide sequence represents identification of nucleotides by

Figure. Neuraminidase (NA) 274Y (H3 subtype numbering) gene mutation in influenza A pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus A/Hong Kong/2369/2009 isolated from a patient who arrived in Hong Kong, China, from San Francisco, California, USA, on June 11, 2009. A) NA sequence of virus amplified by reverse transcription–PCR and sequenced directly from a day 1 specimen of a nasopharyngeal aspirate from the patient. B) NA sequence of virus grown in MDCK cells. Nucleotide sequence represents identification of nucleotides by the sequencing machine, and the sequence trace represents the signal (peak) of each nucleotide in the sequencing reaction. Nucleotide coordinates (812 and 827) refer to the NA gene sequence of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus. Residue 274Y encoded by the 3-nucleotide codon is indicated in boxes and the nucleotide substitution (C→T for amino acid change H→Y) is indicated by arrows Colors of curves match those of specific nucleotides.

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