A single adaptive point mutation in Japanese encephalitis virus capsid is sufficient to render the virus as a stable vector for gene delivery.

Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is a neurotropic flavivirus that has broad range of hosts. Stable JEV vector has not been reported yet. Here, we constructed a JEV-EGFP by inserting a fragment of C38 (the N-terminal 38 amino acids of capsid)-EGFP-FMDV2A into the junction between 5'UTR and the N-terminus of capsid gene. An adaptive nucleotide mutation T45G… CONTINUE READING