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Volume 17, Number 8—August 2011

Research

Human Polyomavirus Related to African Green Monkey Lymphotropic Polyomavirus

Virginie Sauvage, Vincent Foulongne, Justine Cheval, Meriadeg Ar Gouilh, Kevin Pariente, Olivier Dereure, Jean Claude Manuguerra, Jennifer Richardson, Marc Lecuit, Ana Burguière, Valérie Caro, and Marc EloitComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Institut Pasteur, Paris, France (V. Sauvage, M. Ar Gouilh, K. Pariente, J.C. Manuguerra, M. Lecuit, A. Burguière, V. Caro, M. Eloit); Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Montpellier, France (V. Foulongne, O. Dereure); University of Montpellier, Montpellier (V. Foulongne, O. Dereure); Pathoquest, Paris (J. Cheval, M. Eloit); Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire d’Alfort, Maisons Alfort, France (J. Richardson, M. Eloit); Paris Descartes University, Paris (M. Lecuit)

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Amino acid identity between putative proteins encoded by IPPyV and proteins of Polyomaviridae deduced by using pairwise sequence alignment*

Protein Putative open reading frame Frame No. amino acids Amino acid identity, %
JCV BKV KIV WuV MCyV TSV SV40 LPV HPyV9
VP1 1443–2558 +3 371 53.9 53.2 28.3 28.3 54.8 60.6 52.,9 87.1 100.0
VP2 503–1561 +2 352 32.3 32.6 23.8 20.8 26.1 43.5 33.1 74.9 100.0
VP3 860–1561 +2 233 34.1 35.9 24.5 20.3 15.1 41.3 33.7 72.5 100.0
ST antigen 5028–4459 −1 189 35.1 34.0 39.5 34.6 40.1 42.5 31.8 81.0 100.0
LT antigen 5028–4792,
4437–2632 −1 680 40.4 41.2 44.2 42.0 39.9 49.3 40.0 80.5 100.0

*IPPyV, Institut Pasteur polyomavirus; JCV, JC polyomavirus; BKV, BK polyomavirus; KIV, KI polyomavirus; WUV, WU polyomavirus; MCyV, Merkel cell polyomavirus; TSV, trichodysplasia spinulosa–associated polyomavirus; SV40, Simian virus 40; LPV, lymphotrophic polyomavirus; HPyV9, human polyomavirus 9; VP, viral protein; ST antigen; small T antigen; LT antigen, large T antigen. Pairwise sequence alignment was performed by using EMBOSS Needle Software (http://emboss.sourceforge.net/apps/release/5.0/emboss/apps/needle.html).

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