Comparative sequence analysis of envelope protein genes of Indian buffalopox virus isolates

@article{Singh2006ComparativeSA,
  title={Comparative sequence analysis of envelope protein genes of Indian buffalopox virus isolates},
  author={Raj K. Singh and Mahusudan Hosamani and Vinayagamurthy Balamurugan and C. C. Satheesh and Thaha Jamal Rasool and Mahendra Pal Yadav},
  journal={Archives of Virology},
  year={2006},
  volume={151},
  pages={1995-2005}
}
Buffalopox virus (BPXV) is considered to be a close variant of vaccinia virus (VACV), the prototype member of the genus Orthopoxvirus. In the present study, we have analyzed the sequences of H3L, A27L, and D8L gene-homologues of VACV in BPXV to elucidate its genetic relationship to VACV and other orthopoxviruses (OPVs). Products of these genes have been shown to be important in attachment of VACV to host cell surface receptors during viral entry. Additionally, the A27L gene is also responsible… CONTINUE READING