Genome sequences of a novel HIV −1 CRF53_01B identified in Malaysia

Centre of Excellence for Research in AIDS (CERiA), Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Journal of Virology (Impact Factor: 4.44). 10/2012; 86(20):11398-9. DOI: 10.1128/JVI.01932-12
Source: PubMed


A novel HIV-1 genotype designated CRF53_01B was recently characterized from three epidemiologically unrelated persons in Malaysia.
Here we announced three recently isolated full-length genomes of CRF53_01B, which is likely to be phylogenetically linked
to CRF33_01B, circulating widely in Southeast Asia. The genome sequences may contribute to HIV-1 molecular surveillance and
future vaccine development in the region.

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