Partly 5` Untranslated Region (5` UTR)-Based Phylogenetic Analysis of Three Hepatitis C Virus Isolates from Jakarta, Indonesia: A Preliminary Study

Andi Yasmon, Maria L. Rosilawati

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Abstract

Currently, we reported results of a nested PCR assay specific 5` UTR region of HCV genome that showed three different patterns of DNA fragments (single expected specific DNA band, single DNA band higher in size than an expected band, and multiple DNA bands). Three isolates (Isolate A, B, and C), representing all the three DNA bands, were analyzed by using phylogenetic trees. The results showed that the Isolate A, B, and C were classified into HCV genotypes 2, 1, and 3, respectively. The Isolate A and B were very closely related to viral isolates from Madagascar and Brazil, respectively and were not closely related to other Indonesia isolates. In contrast with the Isolate A and B, the Isolate C was very closely related to another Indonesia isolate. Among all there isolates, the Isolate C was very closely related to an Indonesia isolate detected from a cirrhosis patient, indicating that the Isolate C might be more virulence than the Isolate B and C. However, a complete genome-based comprehensive genetic characterizationfor all the three isolates needs to be conducted in future research to confirm all findings in this study.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMakara Journal of Health Research
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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