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Volume 24, Number 1—January 2018

Characterization of a Feline Influenza A(H7N2) Virus

Masato Hatta1, Gongxun Zhong1, Yuwei Gao1, Noriko Nakajima1, Shufang Fan1, Shiho Chiba, Kathleen M. Deering, Mutsumi Ito, Masaki Imai, Maki Kiso, Sumiho Nakatsu, Tiago J. Lopes, Andrew J. Thompson, Ryan McBride, David L. Suarez, Catherine A. Macken, Shigeo Sugita, Gabriele Neumann, Hideki Hasegawa, James C. Paulson, Kathy L. Toohey-Kurth, and Yoshihiro KawaokaComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA (M. Hatta, G. Zhong, Y. Gao, S. Fan, S. Chiba, K.M. Deering, T.J. Lopes, G. Neumann, K.L. Toohey-Kurth, Y. Kawaoka); National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan (N. Nakajima, H. Hasegawa); University of Tokyo, Tokyo (M. Ito, M. Imai, M. Kiso, S. Nakatsu, Y. Kawaoka); The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, USA (A.J. Thompson, R. McBride, J.C. Paulson); US Department of Agriculture, Athens, Georgia, USA (D.L. Suarez); The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand (C. A. Macken); Japan Racing Association, Tochigi, Japan (S. Sugita)

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Table 1

Amino acid differences among feline H7N2 virus isolates*

Virus Amino acid positions in the viral proteins†
448 42 57 40 62 74
  A/feline/New York/WVDL-3/2016 S C Q Y C D
  A/feline/New York/WVDL-9/2016 N Y R H C E
  A/feline/New York/WVDL-14/2016 S C Q Y C E
  A/feline/New York/WVDL-16/2016 S C Q Y F E
  A/feline/New York/WVDL-20/2016 S C Q Y C D

*Consensus sequences among the 5 H7N2 subtype viruses are shown in bold.
† Amino acids: C, cysteine; D, aspartic acid; E, glutamic acid; F, phenylalanine; H, histidine; L, leucine; N, asparagine; Q, glutamine; R, arginine; S, serine; Y, tyrosine. Viral proteins: NA, neuraminidase; NS, nonstructural protein; PB, polymerase basic.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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