Molecular epidemiology of envelope glycoprotein H of human cytomegalovirus

Sunwen Chou

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The complete envelope glycoprotein H (gH) coding sequences of 10 clinical strains of cytomegalovirus (CMV) were determined and compared with those of laboratory strains AD169 and Towne. Their translated peptide sequences segregated into two groups, exemplified by AD 169 and Towne. Peptide variation was mostly group-specific and was clustered in the first 37 amino acids, including the signal sequence; in the rest of the molecule, there were scattered amino acid substitutions, usually in single residues. Compared with CMV envelope glycoprotein B, gH is more highly conserved among strains and may be expected to have limited immunologic diversity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)604-607
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Infectious Diseases
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Infectious Diseases


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