Kunjin virus


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Kunjin virus

A group B Flavivirus that is one of the causative agents of encephalitis in Australia.
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1a NY 2000-crow3356, New York, USA AF404756 1b Kunjin virus, Australia D00246 1c/5 804994, India DQ256376 2 Goshawk-Hungary/04, Hungary AAZ91684 3 Rabensburg virus 97-103, AY765264 Czech Republic 4/4a LEIV-Krnd88-190, Russia AY277251 6/4b, putative * HU2925/06, Spain GU047875 7 (Koutango virus), Dak-Ar-D-5443, Senegal EU082200 putative 8, putative * ArD94343, Senegal KJ131502 9/4c, putative WNV-Uu-LN-AT-2013, Austria KJ831223 * Only partial sequence available.
DNA vaccine coding for the full-length infectious Kunjin virus RNA protects mice against the New York strain of West Nile virus.
Sequences were aligned by using ClustalW 1.6 and phylogenetic trees drawn by using the maximum parsimony method, with 1,000 bootstrap replicates, in MEGA 4.0 software (14), including 60 other SLEV envelope sequences available in GenBank (9,15) and 4 related flavivirus outgroups (accession nos.: WNV NY99, AF196835; Japanese encephalitis virus, EF571853; Kunjin virus, AY274505; Murray Valley encephalitis virus, AF161266).
Loss of the envelope protein 154 glycoslyation site has been observed in some flaviviruses, and in the case of Kunjin virus has been shown to occur during passage.
Several WNV strains from Europe and Asia, as well as Kunjin virus isolates, also had T at position 660, but both the prototype WN-NY99 and the IS-98 (AF481864) isolates contain 660 C.