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Volume 9, Number 9—September 2003

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Microbiologic Characteristics, Serologic Responses, and Clinical Manifestations in Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, Taiwan1

Po-Ren Hsueh*, Cheng-Hsiang Hsiao*, Shiou-Hwei Yeh†, Wei-Kung Wang*, Pei-Jer Chen*, Jin-Town Wang*, Shan-Chwen Chang*, Chuan-Liang Kao*Comments to Author , Pan-Chyr Yang*Comments to Author , and The SARS Research Group of National Taiwan University College of Medicine and National Taiwan University Hospital2
Author affiliations: *National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan; †National Health Research Institute, Taipei, Taiwan

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Table

. Nucleotide base differences among the TW-1, TOR-2, HKU-39849, CUHK-W1, and the Urbani sequences of SARS-CoVa

SARS-associated coronavirus sequence
Base
TW-1
TOR-2
HKU-39849
CUHK-W1
Urbani
A. a. changeb






TW1/Urbani
2,601
T
T
C
T
T
Val/Val
3,165
G
A
A
A
A
Ser/Ser
7,746
G
G
T
T
G
Pro/Pro
7,919
C
C
C
C
T
Ala/Val
9,404
T
T
C
C
T
Val/Ala
9,479
T
T
C
C
T
Val/Ala
16,622
C
C
C
C
T
Ala/Ala
17,564
T
T
G
G
T
Asp/Glu
17,846
C
C
T
T
C
Arg/Arg
19,064
A
A
G
G
G
Glu/Glu
21,721
G
G
A
A
G
Gly/Asp
22,222
T
T
C
C
T
Ile/Thr
23,220
T
G
T
T
T
Ser/Ala
24,872
T
T
T
T
C
Leu/Leu
25,298
G
A
G
G
G
Gly/Arg
26867
T
T
T
T
C
Ser/Pro
27,827TTCCTCys/Arg

aSARS, severe acute respiratory syndrome.
bIndicates a base difference resulting in an amino acid change.

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1The first and the second author contributed equally to this paper.

2The SARS Research Group of National Taiwan University College of Medicine and National Taiwan University Hospital includes the following: Ding-Shinn Chen, Yuan-Teh Lee, Che-Ming Teng, Pan-Chyr Yang, Hong-Nerng Ho, Pei-Jer Chen, Ming-Fu Chang, Jin-Town Wang, Shan-Chwen Chang, Chuan-Liang Kao, Wei-Kung Wang, Cheng-Hsiang Hsiao, and Po-Ren Hsueh.

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