Journal article

Characterization of substitutions in the neuraminidase of A(H7N9) influenza viruses selected following serial passage in the presence of different neuraminidase inhibitors

R Farrukee, J Butler, PC Reading, AC Hurt

Antiviral Research | ELSEVIER | Published : 2019

Abstract

Avian A(H7N9) infections in humans have been reported in China since 2013 and are of public health concern due to their severity and pandemic potential. Oseltamivir and peramivir are neuraminidase inhibitors (NAIs) routinely used for the treatment of A(H7N9) infections, but variants with reduced sensitivity to these drugs can emerge in patients during treatment. Zanamivir and laninamivir are NAIs that are used less frequently. Herein, we performed in vitro serial passaging experiments with recombinant viruses, containing the neuraminidase (NA) from influenza A/Anhui/1/13 (H7N9) virus, in the presence of each NAI, to determine whether variants with reduced sensitivity would emerge. NA substit..

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