Sequence analysis of F, SH, and HN genes among mumps virus strains in Japan

Sequence analysis of F, SH, and HN genes among mumps virus strains in Japan The fusion (F), small hydrophobic (SH), and hemagglutinin-neuram- inidase (HN) regions of 15 mumps virus (MuV) strains were sequenced to demon- strate the genetic variability since 1976 in Japan. The MuV strains were classified into 2 major genotypes, A and B, and genotype A was subdivided into three subtypes (A1, A2, and A3). A1 and A2 strains were mainly isolated in 1977 and 1980. A3 strains were isolated in 1985 and 1989 and genotype B strains in 1993 and 1994. Genotypes A1, A2, and A3 were closely related indigenous lineages in Japan but genotype B was in the similar cluster in Europe and North America. Archives of Virology Springer Journals

Sequence analysis of F, SH, and HN genes among mumps virus strains in Japan

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