The rate of evolution of the human papillomavirus 16 (HPV16) genome is low. However, the ability of the E6 oncoprotein to interact with distinct p53 variants causes selective pressure on the E6 gene. In addition, intratypic recombination events in the HPV16 E6 and E7 genes have been characterized as extraordinary phenomena during the evolutionary history of virus. In the present study, we identified two new sequence variants through nucleotide analysis of the E6-E7 region of the HPV16 genome. Maximum-likelihood and empirical Bayesian methods were used in order to identify positive selection at particular residues of the E6 and E7 genes. Using the single recombination breakpoint (SBP) method, we found evidence of recombination events in the E6 ORF. Nucleotide sequence analysis showed that the new sequence variants are phylogenetically distant from the other members of the population. Our results indicate that new evolutionary intermediates of HPV16 might be formed either though positive selective pressure or through recombination events by multiple infections with distinct HPV16 variants.
Archives of Virology – Springer Journals
Published: Apr 1, 2013
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera