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Prediction of mutations in H5N1 hemagglutinin

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Prediction of mutations in H5N1 hemagglutinin

Postby DreamSciTech » Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:01 pm

In “Prediction of mutations in H5N1 hemagglutitins from influenza A virus” Protein Pept Lett 2006; 13: 971-6 http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/b ... 0/art00003, The researchers from DreamSciTech improved their method, which was previously reported in “Prediction of possible mutations in H5N1 hemagglutitins of influenza A virus by means of logistic regression” Comp Clin Pathol http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00580-006-0638-y
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Postby victor » Wed Nov 08, 2006 4:30 am

I think I've ever read in my virology book that influenza virus is truly can change its two protein markers which are hemaglutinin (H) and neuraminidase (N). And this changing process is done in two ways which are via genetic drift and via genetic shift whereas in genetic shift, the virus really develops a fully brandnew protein marker whether H or N, so there're many possibilities for the influenza A's subtipes.
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