Sequence comparison of the HBZ splice acceptor, splice donors SD1 and SD2 and encoding regions between various HTLV-I and STLV-I isolates. STLV-I and HTLV-I sequences taken from GenBank were compared with different segments of the antisense strand of the K30 proviral DNA (accession number L03561): position 1756–1779 (splice acceptor) (A), position 350–379 (splice donor 1) (B) and position 182–239 (splice donor 2) (C). Comparisons were also made with the splice acceptor and splice donor consensus sequences (shown below compared stretches) and the corresponding K30 sequence is underlined. Coding regions are presented in bold and amino acid sequences are also indicated above the compared nucleotide sequence. GenBank accession numbers are provided for each compared STLV-I and HTLV-I proviral DNA clones.
Cavanagh et al. Retrovirology 2006 3:15 doi:10.1186/1742-4690-3-15