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Volume 15, Number 2—February 2009

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Genomic Characterization of Novel Human Parechovirus Type

Linlin Li, Joseph Victoria, Amit Kapoor, Asif Naeem, Shahzad Shaukat, Salmaan Sharif, Muhammad Masroor Alam, Mehar Angez, Sohail Zahoor Zaidi, and Eric DelwartComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Blood Systems Research Institute, San Francisco, California, USA (L. Li, J. Victoria, A. Kapoor, E. Delwart); University of California, San Francisco (L. Li, J. Victoria, A. Kapoor, E. Delwart); National Institute of Health, Islamabad, Pakistan (A. Naeem, S. Shaukat, S. Sharif, M.M. Alam, M. Angez, S.Z. Zaidi)

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Table 2

VP1 amino acid sequence comparisons of HPeV types*

Type Average (range) of VP1 amino acid identities, %
HPeV1 HPeV2 HPeV3 HPeV4 HPeV5 HPeV6 PAK5045
HPeV1 94.7
(81.8–100.0) 78.3
(71.7–80.0) 71.2
(61.9–73.9) 75.6
(69.7–78.4) 72.6
(66.7–74.9) 78.2
(71.9–81.8) 68.1
(64.6–69.9)
HPeV2 99.4
(99.1–100.0) 71.4
(65.5–72.6) 74.9
(74.3–76.1) 71.8
(70.4–72.6) 73.7
(73.5–73.9) 69.5
(–)
HPeV3 97.3
(85.8–100.0) 70.8
(66.4–71.7) 66.8
(60.6–68.6) 73.9
(66.8–75.7) 77.6
(69.9–78.8)
HPeV4 97.0
(96.6–97.8) 78.3
(75.9–80.2) 72.8
(72.3–73.2) 68.4
(68.1–68.6)
HPeV5 96.9
(94.8–100.0) 72.0
(71.0–72.7) 66.1
(65.5–66.4)
HPeV6 97.2
(95.7–98.7) 64.9
(64.6–65.0)
PAK5045

*92 full-length VP1 amino acid sequences were obtained from GenBank, including 46 HPeV1, 4 HPeV2, 31 HPeV3, 3 HPeV4, 4 HPeV5 and 4 HPeV 6 VP1 amino acid sequences. The accession nos. are AAA72291, AAB32466, AAB23363, AAC79756, ABC41566, ABK54353, ABS82455, ABS82457–82462, ABX79460, ABX79453, BAC23086, BAD05057–05062, BAF63403, BAF76536–6596, CAA06679, CAI64373, CAJ84483~84484, NP_046804, NP_740386, Q66578, and Q9YID8. HPeV, human parechoviruses; VP1, viral protein 1.

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