High Diversity and Ancient Common Ancestry of Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus
Cesar G. Albariño1 , Gustavo Palacios1, Marina L. Khristova, Bobbie R. Erickson, Serena A. Carroll, James A. Comer, Jeffrey Hui, Thomas Briese, Kirsten St. George, Thomas G. Ksiazek2, W. Ian Lipkin, and Stuart T. Nichol
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (C.G. Albariño, M.L. Khristova, B.R. Erickson, S.A. Carroll, J.A. Comer, T.G. Ksiazek, S.T. Nichol); Columbia University, New York, New York, USA (G. Palacios, J. Hui, T. Briese, W.I. Lipkin); New York State Department of Health, Albany, New York, USA (K. St. George)
Appendix Figure 4. Schematic of lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) GPC open reading frame. The protein motifs previously identified in the Armstrong strain, such as the 2 hydrophobic domains in the signal peptide, the myristoylation site in G2, and most of the potential glycosylation sites found in other arenaviruses, are well conserved (34).
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