Molecular characterization of VP4 and NSP4 genes from rotavirus strains infecting neonates and young children in Belém, Brazil
Mascarenhas, Joana D'Arc Pereira
Linhares, Alexandre da Costa
Gabbay, Yvone Benchimol
Lima, Clarissa S
Guerra, Sylvia de Fátima dos Santos
Soares, Luana da Silva
Oliveira, Darleise de Souza
Lima, Jackson C
Leite, José Paulo Gagliardi
Several reports have identified P specificities in humans and in animals in different countries of the world, but few sequence data are available in public databases. In this work we have characterized the VP4 strains bearing P specificity and NSP4 genotypes among diarrheic young children and diarrheic and non-diarrheic neonates from three studies previously conducted in Belém, Northern region of Brazil. As the to VP8* fragment, we observed a close relationship to both human prototypes of lineage P-Ia (bootstrap of 99 per cent) and porcine sublineages Ib and Ic (89.2û98.1 per cent aa similarity and mean of 95). With regards to the NSP4, the samples clustered into genotypes A and B. Of note, of the 27 P strains analyzed in the present study and classified as genotype B, 8 (29.6 per cent) were more similar to porcine prototypes when VP8* and NSP4 genes are compared, and were recovered, one from a neonate and seven from diarrheic children. These preliminary findings reinforce that further investigations are needed to assess the relative frequencies of P strains in our region, as well as to investigate the potential for interspecies transmission involving humans and animals particularly pigs.
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-citationMASCARENHAS, Joana D’Arc Pereira et al. Molecular characterization of VP4 and NSP4 genes from rotavirus strains infecting neonates and young children in Belém, Brazil. Virus Research, v. 126, n. 1-2, p. 149-158, 2007.
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Rotavirus / classificação
Rotavirus / genética