Characterization of a molluscum contagiosum virus homolog of the vaccinia virus p37K major envelope antigen.

@article{Blake1991CharacterizationOA,
  title={Characterization of a molluscum contagiosum virus homolog of the vaccinia virus p37K major envelope antigen.},
  author={Neil W. Blake and C. D. Porter and L. C. Archard},
  journal={Journal of virology},
  year={1991},
  volume={65 7},
  pages={3583-9}
}
We present the first nucleotide sequence data for molluscum contagiosum virus (MCV), an unclassified poxvirus. A 2,276-bp XhoI fragment from a near left-terminal fragment of MCV subtype I (MCVI) and a 1,920-bp XhoI fragment from the corresponding locus of MCV subtype II (MCVII) were sequenced and analyzed for open reading frames (ORFs). A large, complete ORF of 1,167 bp was present in both fragments. The putative polypeptide has a calculated molecular mass of 43 kDa (p43K protein) and was shown… CONTINUE READING

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