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University of Nebraska Medical Center

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Role Of Stemloop D In Terminally Deleted Coxsackievirus B3 Replication, Lee K. Jaramillo May 2016

Role Of Stemloop D In Terminally Deleted Coxsackievirus B3 Replication, Lee K. Jaramillo

Theses & Dissertations

Coxsackievirus B3 (CVB3) is an enterovirus with no known form of latency. However, assays designed to detect enteroviral RNA have shown that CVB3 RNA can persist for weeks beyond the acute infection both naturally and experimentally. Our previous work with coxsackievirus revealed an inhibited version of enteroviral replication where the progeny virus, termed terminally deleted (TD) virus, was missing a maximum of 49 nucleotides from the beginning of the 5’ non-translated region (NTR). The largest terminally deleted virus, TD50, effaced stem a, stemloop b, and stemloop c from the secondary structure, the cloverleaf. We hypothesized that further deletion beyond those ...