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Article: [Analysis of genome character and amino acid residues 2,209 to 2,248 of NS5 A region of hepatitis C virus in relation to the response to interferon therapy].[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: To observe nucleotide sequence variations and amino acid residues 2,209 to 2,248 of the NS5 A region of hepatitis C virus in relation to interferon therapy in Chinese patients infected with HCV genotype 1b. We collected sera from 22 patients infected with HCV genotype 1b, performed nested RT-PCR using extracted serum RNA from sera, amplified NS5 A region 2,209 to 2,248 and sequenced the PCR product directly. The deduced amino acid sequences were compared with the corresponding region of the HCV-J prototype strain. Only 4 isolates were intermediate type, and no mutant type was found. In 18 patients treated with IFN-alpha, only 4 were HCV RNA negative at present, No correlation was found between amino acid mutation and IFN response. Variations in the NS5 A region between amino acid residues 2,209 to 2,248 failed to predict IFN response in Chinese patients infected with HCV genotype 1b. IFN may accelerate nucleotide variation but has little influence on amino acid variations.Zhonghua shi yan he lin chuang bing du xue za zhi = Zhonghua shiyan he linchuang bingduxue zazhi = Chinese journal of experimental and clinical virology 01/2000; 13(4):368-70.
Article: [Preliminary study on NS5 region gene sequencing and variants of hepatitis G virus in China].[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: To study the genomic specificity and variation of Hepatitis G virus(HGV) in China. The 141nt cDNA fragments locating at nonstructural region 5 (NS5) of HGV were obtained from the sera of 16 HGV infected patients by RT-nested-PCR using NS5 primers, then purified and directly sequenced by dideoxynucleotide chain termination method. The sequence diversity near the N-terminus of the region between nt 7,820 and 7,960 was more marked than that near the C-terminus. Compared with the HGV-US isolate, the nt alterations of NS5 in Chinese isolates usually took place at nt 7,824, 7,892, 7,914, 7,917, 7,935 and in region nt 7,845-7,860, the rate of variability at one nt position was 0-89.5%. The nucleotide homology was 83.6%-95.7% (89.6% in average) and the homology of deduced amino acid sequence was 83.0-100%(91.2% in average). The nucleotide and deduced amino acid sequences of NS5 of Chinese HGV are relatively conserved but are obviously different from the HGV and GBV-C reported in USA in this study.Zhonghua shi yan he lin chuang bing du xue za zhi = Zhonghua shiyan he linchuang bingduxue zazhi = Chinese journal of experimental and clinical virology 04/1999; 13(1):74-6.