Nomenclature of flavivirus-specified proteins

E. G. Westaway, R. W. Schlesinger, J. M. Dalrymple, D. W. Trent

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Flavivirus structural proteins are designated E, C, and M, replacing the former nomenclature of V3 (envelope), V2 (core), and V1 (membrane-like) proteins, respectively. The nonstructural proteins, formerly NV1 through NV5, are designated by their apparent size in kilodaltons, prefixed by P (or GP if a glycoprotein), if they are stable unrelated end-products; the lower case p or gp is used for variants or uncharacterized products. A relationship to any structural protein is indicated by adding E, C, or M parenthetically to the designation of the appropriate nonstructural protein.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)114-117
Number of pages4
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases


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