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Wiwanitkit V. Mutation prone position within neuraminidase of H7N9: An important information for predicting drug-resistance. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2014;7:80
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Wiwanitkit V. Mutation prone position within neuraminidase of H7N9: An important information for predicting drug-resistance. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2014 [cited 2021 Mar 2];7:80. Available from: https://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2014/7/1/80/145048
The emerging H7N9 influenza is an important concern in present global public health. This infection is a new infection, and the present concern is on the drug resistance. The problem of antiviral drug-resistance in H7N9 influenza is first mentioned by Hu et al. in Lancet.  Focusing on the underlying mechanism of drug resistance, the mutation within neuraminidase is mentioned as a necessary pathobiological process. , Here, the author uses a bioinformatics technique to assess the mutation prone position within neuraminidase of H7N9. The technique is a standard technique as previously used in the mutation prone position assessment in the previous outbreak of H5N1 bird flu.  The template in this study is GenBank: AGI60300.1. According to the assessment, from overall 465 amino acids, the mutation resistance position can be seen at 34-51, 136-143, 158-166, 175-196, 235-247, 285-296, 316-351, 401-406. This means there are more mutation prone positions than mutation resistant positions within the neuraminidase of H7N9. It is no doubt that the problem of drug-resistance will increase if the H7N9 influenza virus circulates for a long time.
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