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Volume 13, Number 3—March 2007

Matrix Protein 2 Vaccination and Protection against Influenza Viruses, Including Subtype H5N1

Stephen Mark Tompkins*1Comments to Author , Zi-Shan Zhao*, Chia-Yun Lo*, Julia A. Misplon*, Teresa Liu*, Zhiping Ye*, Robert J. Hogan†, Zhengqi Wu*, Kimberly A. Benton*, Terrence M. Tumpey‡, and Suzanne L. Epstein*
Author affiliations: *Food and Drug Administration, Bethesda, Maryland, USA; †University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA; ‡Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA;

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Sequences of matrix protein 2 (M2) ectodomains

StrainAbbreviationSubtypeM2e Sequence*†


*Variations from the M2e consensus sequence are in boldface.
†Virus sequences available at and
‡Consensus sequence derived from human influenza viruses of H1, H2, and H3 subtypes (9,13).

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1Current affiliation: University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA

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