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Acquisition of Human-Type Receptor Binding Specificity by New H5N1 Influenza Virus Sublineages during Their Emergence in Birds in Egypt

  • Yohei Watanabe mail,

    nabe@biken.osaka-u.ac.jp (YW); Ikuta@biken.osaka-u.ac.jp (KI)

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases (BIKEN), Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

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  • Madiha S. Ibrahim,

    Affiliations: Department of Virology, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases (BIKEN), Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Alexandria University, Damanhour Branch, Egypt

    Current address: Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Damanhour University, Damanhour, Egypt

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  • Hany F. Ellakany,

    Affiliation: Department of Poultry Diseases and Hygiene, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Alexandria University, Edfina Branch, Egypt

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  • Norihito Kawashita,

    Affiliations: Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, Genome Information Research Center, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

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  • Rika Mizuike,

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases (BIKEN), Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

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  • Hiroaki Hiramatsu,

    Affiliation: Health Scientific Hills, College of Life and Health Sciences, Chubu University, Aichi, Japan

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  • Nogluk Sriwilaijaroen,

    Affiliations: Health Scientific Hills, College of Life and Health Sciences, Chubu University, Aichi, Japan, Faculty of Medicine, Thammasat University (Rangsit Campus), PathumThani, Thailand

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  • Tatsuya Takagi,

    Affiliations: Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, Genome Information Research Center, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases, Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

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  • Yasuo Suzuki,

    Affiliation: Health Scientific Hills, College of Life and Health Sciences, Chubu University, Aichi, Japan

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  • Kazuyoshi Ikuta mail

    nabe@biken.osaka-u.ac.jp (YW); Ikuta@biken.osaka-u.ac.jp (KI)

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Research Institute for Microbial Diseases (BIKEN), Osaka University, Osaka, Japan

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  • Published: May 26, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002068

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