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Publication numberUS20040047877 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberUS 10/651,165
Publication dateMar 11, 2004
Filing dateAug 29, 2003
Priority dateNov 4, 1993
Also published asCA2175692A1, DE69432475D1, DE69432475T2, DE69433971D1, DE69433971T2, DE69434295D1, DE69434295T2, EP0725824A1, EP0725824B1, EP0979867A2, EP0979867A3, EP0992580A2, EP0992580A3, EP0992580B1, EP0992581A2, EP0992581A3, EP0992581B1, EP0992581B2, US6555114, US6613333, US6689368, WO1995012677A2, WO1995012677A3
Publication number10651165, 651165, US 2004/0047877 A1, US 2004/047877 A1, US 20040047877 A1, US 20040047877A1, US 2004047877 A1, US 2004047877A1, US-A1-20040047877, US-A1-2004047877, US2004/0047877A1, US2004/047877A1, US20040047877 A1, US20040047877A1, US2004047877 A1, US2004047877A1
InventorsGeert Leroux-Roels, Robert Deleys, Geert Maertens
Original AssigneeInnogenetics
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External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Immunodominant human T-cell epitopes of hepatitis C virus
US 20040047877 A1
Abstract
The present invention relates to a polypeptide of about 8 to about 100 amino acids comprising or consisting of at least 8 contiguous amino acids selected from the core, and/or the E1, and/or E2, and/or the NS3 regions of the HCV polyprotein, with said contiguous amino acids containing a T-ell stimulating epitope.
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1. Use of a polypeptide of about 8 to about 100 amino acids for the preparation of an HCV immunogenic composition, with said polypeptide comprising or consisting of at least 8 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acids 73 to 176 in the core region, or between amino acids 192 to 234 and 243 to 392 of the E1 region, or between amino acids 397 and 428 and amino acids 571 to 638 in the E2 region, or between amino acids 1188 and 1463 of the NS3 region of HCV, and with said contiguous amino acids containing a T cell-stimulating epitope.
2. Use of a polypeptide according to claim 1 for the preparation of an HCV immunogenic composition, with said polypeptide comprising or consisting of about 8 to about 104 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acids 73 to 176, more particularly comprising or consisting of about 8 to about 68 contiguous amino acids selected from the region between amino acids 109 to 176 in the core region of HCV characterized by the following sequence:
NH2-GX1X2WX3X4 PGX5PWPLYX6NX7GX8C-X9AGWLLSPRGSRPX10GX11X12DPRX13X14SRMISGX15VIDTX17TCGX18ADLX19X20YIPX21X22GX23PX24GGX25X26X27X28LX29HGVRX30X31X32DGX33NX34X35TGNX36PGCSFSI-COOH
(SEQ ID NO 58, spanning positions 73 to 176),
wherein X1 represents R or K, X2 represents A, S or T. X3 represents A or G, X4 represents Q, K or R, X5 represents Y or H, X6 represents G or A, X7represents E or K, X8 represents C, M or L, X9 represents W or L, X10 represents S, N, T, D or H, X11 represents P or Q, X12 represents N or T, X13represents R or H, X14 represents R or K, X15 represents L or V or F, X16 represents K or R, X17 represents L or I, X18 represents F or L, X19 represents M or I, X20 represents G or E, X21 represents L or V or I, X22 represents V or L, X23 represents A or G, X24 represents L, V, or I, X25 represents A or V, X26 represents A or S, X27 represents R or A, X28 represents A or T or E, X29 represents A or E, X30 represents V or A or L, X31 represents L or V or I, X32 represents E or G. X33 represents V or I, and X34 represents F or Y, X35 represents A or P, X36 represents L or I, and,
NH2-X11X12DPRX13X14SRNX15GX16VIDTX17TCGX18ADLX19X20YIPX21X22GX23PX24GGX25X26X27X28LX29HGVRX30X31X32DGX33NX34X35TGNX36PGCSFSI-COOH
(SEQ ID NO 48, spanning positions 109 to 176), and with said contiguous amino acids containing a T-cell stimulating epitope.
3. Use of a polypeptide according to claim 1 for the preparation of an HCV immunogenic composition, with said polypeptide comprising or consisting of at least about 8 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acids 192 to 234 and 243 to 392 of HCV, more particularly selected from the region comprised between amino acids 192 and 234 and 243 to 383 in the El region of HCV characterized by the following sequences:
NH2-YQVRNSTGLYHVTNDCPNSSIVYEAHDAILHTPGCVCVREGN (SEQ ID NO 164, spanning positions 192 to 234), and, TPTVATTRDGKLPATQLRRHIDLLVGSATLCSALYVGDLCGSVQLFTFSPRRHWTTQGCNCS IYPGHITGHRMAWDMMMNWSPTAALVMAQLLRIPQAILDMIAGAHwGVLAGIAYFSMVGNWA KVLVVLLLFAGVDAETIVSGGQA-COOH (SEQ ID NO 104, spanning positions 243 to 392)
or any variant to this sequence derived from another type of HCV as depicted in FIG. 4, and with said contiguous amino acids containing a T-cell stimulating epitope.
4. Use of a polypeptide according to claim 1 for the preparation of an HCV immunogenic composition, with said polypeptide comprising or consisting of about 8 to about 32 contiguous amino acids selected from the regions between amino acids 397 to 428 in the E2 region, or comprising or consisting of at least 8 to about 68 contiguous amino acids selected from the region between amino acids 571 to 638 in the E2 region of HCV characterized by the following sequences:
NH2-X37X38x39X40X41X42X43X44X45GX46X47QX48X49X50LX51NX54NGSWHX52NX53TALN-COOH (SEQ ID NO 49, spanning positions 397 to 428), and,
NH2-IX55X56X57X58NX59X60Z1Z2LX61CPTDCFRKX62PX63X64TYX65X66CGX67GPX68X69TPRCX70X71DYPYRLWHYPCTX72NX73X74X75FKX76RMX77VGGVEH-COOH (SEQ ID NO 108, spanning positions 571 to 638),
wherein X3, represents S, A, Q, L, N, Y, R, Y or H, X38 represents G, S, T, A or R, X39, represents F, I, L, or V; X40 represents V, A, or T; X41represents S, D or G; X42 represents L, I, W, F, or M; X43 represents L, I or F, X44 represents A, T, D or S; X45 represents P, Q, S, R, L, I or T; X46 represents A, P, or S; X47 represents K, S, Q, A, or R; X48 represents N, K, D, or R; X49 represents V, I, or L; X50 represents Q, S or Y; X51 represents I or V; X52 represents L or I; X53 represents S or R; and X54 represents T or S; X55 represents G or R; X56 represents G, A, or K, X57 represents A, V, G, S, or D; X58 represents G, F, or Y; X59 represents N, H, R, L, A, or S; X60 represents T or S; Z1 represents represents M or I; Z2 represents D; X61 represents H, L, V, T, or I; X62 represents H or Y; X63 represents D or E; X64 represents A or T; X65 represents S, T, I, or L; X66 represents R or K; X67 represents S or A, X68 represents W or L; X69 represents I or L; X70 represents L, M or I, X71 represents V or I; X72 represents I, V, F, or L; X73 represents Y or F; X74 represents T, S or A; X75 represents I or V; X76 represents I, V or A, X77 represents Y or F, and with said contiguous amino acids containing a T cell stimulating epitope.
5. Use of a polypeptide according to claim 1 for the preparation of an HCV immunogenic composition, with said polypeptide comprising or consisting of at least about 8 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acid positions 1188 to 1463 of the NS3 region of HCV characterized by the following sequence:
NH2-GVAKAVDFVPVESMETTMRSPVFTDNSSPPAVPQTFQVA HLEAPTGSGKSTKVPAAYAAQGYKVLVLNPSVAATLGFGAYMSKAHGVDPNIRTGVRTITTG APITYSTYGKFLADGGCSGGAYDIIIICDECESIDSTSILGIGTVLDQAETAGARLVVLATAT PPGSVTVPHPNIEEVALSSTGEIPFYGKAIPIEVIKGGRHLIFCHSKKKCDELAAKLSGFGI NAVAYYRGLDVSVIPTSGDVVVVATDALMTGFTGDFDSVIDCNTCVTQTVDFS-COOH (SEQ ID NO 57), or any variant of said sequence as can be deduced from FIG. 6, and with said contiguous amino acids containing a T cell stimulating epitope.
6. Use of a polypeptide according to claim 2, for the preparation of an HCV immunogenic composition, with said polypeptide comprising or consisting of about 8 to about 20 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acid positions 157 to 0.176 of the core region of HCV:
NH2-X30X31X32DGX33NX34X35TGWX36PGCSFSI-COOH (SEQ ID NO 51),
and more particularly selected from VTLEDGVNYATGNLPGCSFSI (SEQ ID NO 13=peptide CORE 27) or VLEDIVNYATGNLPGCSFSI (SEQ ID NO 73), with said peptides being preferentially chosen from the following list of peptides:
NH2-GX33NX34X35TGNX36-COOH (SEQ ID NO 74),
NH2-X33NX34X35TGNX36-COOH (SEQ ID NO 75),
NH2-NX36PGCSFSI-COOH (SEQ ID NO 76) and
NH2-X36PGCSFSI-COOH (SEQ ID NO 77), and more particularly GVNYATGNL (SEQ ID NO 78), GVNYATGNL (SEQ ID NO 79), NLPGCSFSI (SEQ ID NO 80) and LPGCSFSI (SEQ ID NO 81), and with said contiguous amino acids containing a T cell stimulating epitope.
7. Use of a polypeptide according to claim 2 for-the preparation of an HCV immunogenic composition, with said polypeptide comprising or consisting of about 8 to about 20 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acid positions 145 to 164 of the core region of HCV:
NH2-GGX25X26X27X28LX29HGVRX30X31X32DGX33NX34-COOH (SEQ ID NO 52), and more particularly selected from GGAARALAHFVRLEDGVNY (SEQ ID NO 12=peptide CORE 25) or GGVAARALAHGVRVLEDGVNY (SEQ ID NO 118), with said peptides being particularly chosen from the following list of peptides:
NH2-X28LX29HGVRX30X31-COOH (SEQ ID NO 82), NH2-LX29HGVRX30X31-COOH (SEQ ID NO 83), NH2-GVRX30X31X32DGX33-COOH (SEQ ID NO 84),
NH2-VRX30X31X32DGX33-COOH (SEQ ID NO 85),
NH2-RX30X31X32DGX33NX34-COOH (SEQ ID NO 86), and
NH2-X30X31X32DGX33NX34-COOH (SEQ ID NO 87), and more particularly: ALAHGVRVL (SEQ ID NO 88), LAHGVRVL (SEQ ID NO 89), VRVLEDGV (SEQ ID NO 90), RVLEDGV (SEQ ID NO 91), VLEDGVNY (SEQ ID NO 92), and LEDGVNY (SEQ ID NO 93), and with said contiguous amino acids containing a T cell stimulating epitope.
8. Use of a polypeptide according to claim 2 for the preparation of an HCV immunogenic composition, with said polypeptide comprising or consisting of about 8 to about 20 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acid positions 133 to 152 of the core region of HCV:
NH2-LX19X20YIPX21X22GX23PX24GGX25X26X27X28LX29-COOH (SEQ ID NO 53), and more particularly selected from LMGYIPLVGAPLGGAARALA (SEQ ID NO 11=peptide CORE 23), with said peptides being preferentially chosen from the following list of peptides:
NH2-X19X20YIPX21X22GX23PX24GGX25-COOH (SEQ ID NO 63),
NH2-YIPX21X22GX23PX24-COOH (SEQ ID NO 64),
NH2-YIPX21X22GX23PX24-COOH (SEQ ID NO 65),
NH2-X21X22GX23PX24GGX25-COOH (SEQ ID NO 0.66), and
NH2-X22GX23PX24GGX25-COOH (SEQ ID NO 68), more particularly
LMGYIPLV (SEQ ID NO 69), MGYIPLV (SEQ ID NO 70), YIPLVGAPL (SEQ ID NO 71), IPLVGAPL (SEQ ID NO 72), LVGAPLGGA (SEQ ID NO 94), and VGAPLGGA (SEQ ID NO 95), and with said contiguous amino acids containing a T cell stimulating epitope.
9. Use of a polypeptide according to claim 2 for the preparation of an HCV immunogenic composition, with said polypeptide comprising or consisting of about 8 to about 20 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acid positions 109 to 128 of the core region of HCV:
NH2-X11X12DPRX13X14SRNX15GX16VIDTX17TC-COOH (SEQ ID NO 54),
and more particularly selected from PTDPRRRSRNLGKVIDTLTC (SEQ ID NO 9=peptide CORE 19), with said peptides being particularly chosen from the following peptides:
NH2-NX15GX16VIDTX17-COOH (SEQ ID NO 96) or
NH2-X15GX16VIDTX17-COOH (SEQ ID NO 97). More particularly NLGKVIDTL (SEQ ID NO 98) and LGKVIDTL (SEQ ID NO 117), and with said contiguous amino acids containing a T cell stimulating epitope.
10. Use of a polypeptide according to claim 2 for the preparation of an HCV immunogenic composition, with said polypeptide comprising or consisting of at least 8 to about 20 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acid positions 73 to 92 of the core region of HCV:
NH2-GX1X2WX3X4PGX5PWPLYX6NX7GX8G-COOH (SEQ ID NO 99),
and more particularly selected from GRTWAQPGYPWPLYGNEGCG (SEQ ID NO 6=peptide CORE 13), with said peptides being preferably selected from:
NH2-X2WX3X4PGX5PW-COOH (SEQ ID NO 100) and NH2-WX3X4PGX5PW-COOH (SEQ ID NO 101), such as the peptides: TWAQPGYPW (SEQ ID NO 102) and WAQPGYPW (SEQ ID NO 103), and with said contiguous amino acids containing a T cell stimulating epitope.
11. Use of a polypeptide according to claim 2 for the preparation of an HCV immunogenic composition, with said polypeptide comprising or consisting of at least 8 to about 44 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acid positions 133 to 176 of the core region of HCV:
N2-LX19X20YIPX21X22X23 PX24X25X26X27X28X29HGVRX30X31X32DGX33NX34X35TGNX36PGCSFSI-COOH (SEQ ID NO 50), and more particularly selected from peptide LMGYIPLVGAPLGGAARAHGVRVLEDGVNYAT GNLPGCSFSI (SEQ ID NO 67), and with said contiguous amino acids containing a T-cell stimulating epitope.
12. Use of a polypeptide according to claim 3 for the preparation of an HCV immunogenic composition, with said polypeptide comprising or consisting of at least 8 to about 68 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acid positionsacids 193 to 234 and 243 to 260 in the E1 region of ECV characterized by the following sequence:
QVRNSTGLYHVTNDCPNSSIVYEAHDAILHTPGCVPCVREGN (SEQ ID NO 165, spanning positions 193 to 234), and,
TPTVATTRDGKLPATQLR (SEQ ID NO 105, spanning positions 243 to 260)
with said peptides being particularly chosen from:
QVRNSTGLYHVTNDCPNSSI (SEQ ID NO 16),
NDCPNSSIVYEAEDAILHTP (SEQ ID NO 17),
HDAILHTPGCVPCVREGNVS (SEQ ID NO 18),
CVREGNVSRCWVAMTPTVAT (SEQ ID NO 19), and,
AMTPTVATRDGKLPPATQLRR (SEQ ID NO 20), or any variant to this sequence derived from another type of HCV as depicted in FIG. 4, and with said contiguous amino acids containing a T cell stimulating epitope.
13. Use of a polypeptide according to claim 3 for the preparation of an HCV immunogenic composition, with said polypeptide comprising or consisting of at least 8 to about 80 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acids 253 to 332 in the El region of HCV characterized by the following sequence:
NH2-LPATQLRRHIDLLVGSATLCSALYVGDLCGSVQLFTFSPRRH WTTQGCNCSIYPGHITGHRMAWDMMMNWSPTAAL-COOH (SEQ ID NO 106), or any variant to this sequence derived from another type of HCV as depicted in FIG. 4, with said peptides being particularly chosen from
LPATQLRRHIDLLVGSATLC (SEQ ID NO 21),
LVGSATLCSALYVGDLCGSV (SEQ ID NO 22),
QLFTFSPRRHWTrQGCNCSI (SEQ ID NO 23),
TQGCNCSIYPGHITGHRMAW (SEQ ID NO 24), and,
ITGHRMAWDMMMNWSPTAAL (SEQ ID NO 25), and with said contiguous amino acids containing a T cell stimulating epitope.
14. Use of a polypeptide according to claim 3 for the preparation of an HCV immunogenic composition, with said polypeptide comprising or consisting of at least 8 to about 68 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acids 325 to 392 in the E1 region of HCV characterized by the following sequence:
NH2-MNWSPTAALVMAQLLRIPQAILDMIAGAHWGVLAGIAYFSMVGNW AKVLVVLLLFAGVDAETIVSGGQA-COOH (SEQ ID NO 107), or any variant to this sequence derived from another type of HCV as depicted in FIG. 4, with said peptides being particularly chosen from
NWSPTAALVMAQLLRIPQAI (SEQ ID NO 26),
LLRIPQAILDMIAGAHWGVL (SEQ ID NO 27),
AGAHWGVLAGIAYFSMVGNW (SEQ ID NO 28), and,
VVLLLFAGVDAETIVSGGQA (SEQ ID NO 29), and with said contiguous amino acids containing a T cell stimulating epitope.
15. Use of a polypeptide according to claim 4 for the preparation of an HCV immunogenic composition, with said polypeptide comprising or consisting of about 8 to about 20 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acid positions 397 to 416 of the E2 region of HCV:
NH2-X37X38X39X40CX41X42X43X44X45GX46X47QX48X49X50LX51NX54-COOH (SEQ ID NO 55) and more particularly selected from SGLVSLFTPGAKQNIQLINT (SEQ ID NO 46 or peptide NS1-7*), and with said contiguous amino acids containing a T cell stimulating epitope.
16. Use of a polypeptide according to claim 4 for the preparation of an HCV immunogenic composition, with said polypeptide comprising or consisting of about 8 to about 20 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acid positions 409 to 428 of the E2 region of HCV:
NH2-QX48X49X50LX51NX54NGSWHX52NX53TALN-COOH (SEQ ID NO 56), and more particularly selected from QNIQLINTNGSWHINSTALN (SEQ ID NO 47 or peptide NS1-5′), with said peptides being particularly chosen from
NH2-X50LX51NX54NGSW-COOH (SEQ ID NO 109),
NH2-LX51NX54NGSW-COOH (SEQ ID NO 110),
NH2-SWHX52NX53TAL-COOH (SEQ ID NO 111), and NH2-SWHX52NX53TAL-COOH (SEQ ID NO 112), more particularly QLINTNGSW (SEQ ID NO 113), LINTNGSW (SEQ ID NO 114), SWHINSTAL (SEQ ID NO 115) and WHINSTAL (SEQ ID NO 116), and with said contiguous amino acids containing a T cell stimulating epitope.
17. Use of a polypeptide according to claim 4 for the preparation of an HCV immunogenic composition, with said polypeptide comprising or consisting of at least 8 to about 20 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acid positions 571 to 638 of the E2 region of HCV:
NH2-IX55X56X57X58NX59X60Z1Z2LX61CPTDCFRKX62PX63X64TYX65X66CGX67GPX68X69 TPRCX70CX71DYPRLWHYPCTX72NX73X74X75FKX76RMX77VCGVEH-COOH (SEQ ID NO 108), more preferably chosen from the following list of peptides:
X60Z1Z2LX63CPTDCF (SEQ ID NO 119),
FRKX62PX63X64TY (SEQ ID NO 120),
X68X69-TPRCX70CX71 (SEQ ID NO 121),
X70X71DYPYRL (SEQ ID NO 122),
X71DYPYRLW (SEQ ID NO 123),
YPYRLWHY (SEQ ID NO 124),
LWHYPCTX72 (SEQ ID NO 125),
X72NX72X74X75FKX76 (SEQ ID NO 126),
X73X74X75FKX76RM (SEQ ID NO 127),
X75FKX76RMX77V (SEQ ID NO 128),
X76RMX77VGGV (SEQ ID NO 129),
IX55X56X57X58NX59X60Z1Z2LX61CPTDCFRKX62P (SEQ ID NO 130),
TDCFRKX62PX63X64TYX65 X66CGX67GPX68 (SEQ ID NO 131),
X65X66CGX67GPX68X69TPRCX70X71DYPYR (SEQ ID NO 132),
CX70X71DYPYRLWHYPCTX72NX73X74X75(SEQ ID NO 133),
PCTX72NX73X74X75FKX76RMX77VGGVEH (SEQ ID NO 134),
and with said contiguous amino acids containing a T-cell stimulating epitope.
18. Use of a polypeptide according to claim S, for the preparation of an HCV immunogenic composition, with said polypeptide comprising or consisting of at least 8 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acid positions 1188 to 1463 of the NS3 region of HCV and with said peptides being selected from the following list of peptides:
VAKAVDFV (SEQ ID NO 135), VAKAVDFI (SEQ ID NO 136), VESMETTM=(SEQ ID NO 137), AVPQTFQV (SEQ ID NO 138), YAAQGYKV (SEQ ID NO 139), VLVLNPSVA (SEQ ID NO 140), YMSKAHGV (SEQ ID NO 141), IRTGVRTI (SEQ ID NO 142), YSTYGKFL (SEQ ID NO 143), ILGIGTVL (SEQ ID NO 144), VTVPHPNI (SEQ ID NO 145), IPFYGKAI (SEQ ID NO 146), FYGKAIPI (SEQ ID NO 147), VIKGGRHL (SEQ ID NO 148), IKGGRHLI (SEQ ID NO 149), FCHSKKKC (SEQ ID NO 150), CDELAAKL (SEQ ID NO 151), LAAKLSGFG (SEQ ID NO 152), SGFGINAV (SEQ ID NO 153), FGINAVAY (SEQ ID NO 154), YRGLDVSV (SEQ ID NO 155), VIPTSGDV (SEQ ID NO 156), IPTSGDVV (SEQ ID NO 157), VVVATDAL (SEQ ID NO 158), VVATDALM (SEQ ID NO 159), MTGFTGDF (SEQ ID NO 160), FTGDFDSV (SEQ ID NO 161), KLVALGINAV (SEQ ID NO 166), VIDCNTCV (SEQ ID NO 162), or any variant of said sequence as can be deduced from FIG. 6, and with said contiguous amino acids containing a T-cell stimulating epitope.
19. Use of a polypeptide according to any of claims 1 to 18 wherein said T cell stimulating epitope is a T cell helper epitope.
20. Use of a polypeptide according to any of claims 1 to 18 wherein said T cell stimulating epitope is a CTL epitope.
21. Use of a polypeptide according to any of claims 1 to 20 for incorporation into a prophylactic vaccine composition.
22. Use of a polypeptide according to any of claims 1 to 20 for incorporation into a therapeutic vaccine composition.
23. A polypeptide comprising in its amino acid sequence multiple repeats, combinations or mimiotopes of any of the contiguous amino acid sequences selected to contain T cell stimulating epitopes as defined in any of claims 1 to 22.
24. A polypeptide according to any of claims 1 to 23, with said polypeptide being a recombinant polypeptide expressed by means of an expression vector comprising a nucleic acid insert encoding a polypeptide according to any of claims 1 to 23.
25. A polypeptide according to any of claims 1 to 24 which is operably linked to a pathogen related immunogen, such as the HCV envelope proteins E1 and E2, or the HCV NS3, NS4 or NS5 immunogens, or a HCV peptide containing a B cell stimulating epitope.
26. A peptide consisting of or comprised in the sequence of any of the following peptides, with said peptides containing a T cell epitope:
NH2-X30X31X32DGX33NX34X35TGNX36PGCSFSI-COOH (SEQ ID NO 51),
VLEDGVNYATGNLPGCSFSI (SEQ ID NO 13=peptide CORE 27),
VLEDIVNYATGNLPGCSFSI (SEQ ID NO 73),
NH2-GX33NX34X35TGNX36-COOH (SEQ ID NO 74),
NH2-X33NX34X3STGNX36-COOH (SEQ ID NO 75),
NH2-NX36PGCSFSI-COOH (SEQ ID NO 76),
NH2-X36PGCSFSI-COOH (SEQ ID NO 77),
GVNYATGNL (SEQ ID NO 78), GVNYATGNL (SEQ ID NO 79),
NLPGCSFSI (SEQ ID NO 80), LPGCSFSI (SEQ ID NO 81),
NH2-GGX25X26X27X28X29HGVRX30 X31X32DGX33NX34-COOH (SEQ ID NO 52),
GGAARALAHGVRVLEDGVNY (SEQ ID NO 12 peptide CORE 25),
GGVAARALAHGVRVLEDGVNY (SEQ ID NO 118),
NH2-X28LX29HGVRX30X31-COOH (SEQ ID NO 82),
NH2-LX29HGVRX30X31-COOH (SEQ ID NO 83),
NH2-GVRX30X31X32DGX33-COOH (SEQ ID NO 6i),
NH2-VRX30X31X32DGX33-COOH (SEQ ID NO 85),
NH2-RX30X31X32DGX33NX34-COOH (SEQ ID NO 86),
NH2-X30X31X32DGX33NX34-COOH (SEQ ID NO 87),
ALAHGVRVL (SEQ ID NO 88), LAHGVRVL (SEQ ID NO 89),
VRVLEDGV (SEQ ID NO 90), RVLEDGV (SEQ ID NO 91), VLEDGVNY (SEQ ID NO 92), LEDGVNY (SEQ ID NO 93),
NH2-LX19X20YIPX21X22GX23PX24GGX25X26X27X28LX29-COOH (SEQ ID NO 53),
LMGYIPLVGAPLGGAARALA (SEQ ID NO 11=peptide CORE 23),
NH2-LX19X20YIPX21X22GX23PX24GGX25-COOH (SEQ ID NO 62),
NH2-X19X20YIPX21X22GX23PX24GGX25-COOH (SEQ ID NO 63)
NH2-YIPX21X22GX23PX24-COOH (SEQ ID NO 64),
NH2-IPX21X22GX23PX24-COOH (SEQ ID NO 65),
NH2-X21X22GX23PX24GGX25-COOH (SEQ ID NO 66),
NH2-X22GX23PX24GGX25-COOH (SEQ ID NO 68),
LMGYIPLV (SEQ ID NO 69), MGYIPLV (SEQ ID NO 70),
YIPLVGAPL (SEQ ID NO 71), IPLVGAPL (SEQ ID NO 72),
LVGAPLGGA (SEQ ID NO 94), VGAPLGGA (SEQ ID NO 95),
NH2-x11X12DPRX13X14SRNX15GX16VIDTX17TC-COOH (SEQ ID NO 54),
PTDPRRRSRNLGKVIDTLTC (SEQ ID NO 9=peptide CORE 19),
NH2-NX15GX16VIDTX17-COOH (SEQ ID NO 96),
NH2-X15GX16VIDTX17-COOH (SEQ ID NO 97),
NLGKVIDTL (SEQ ID NO 98), LGKVIDTL (SEQ ID NO 117),
NH2-GX1X2WX3X4PGX5PWPLYX6NX7GX8G-COOH (SEQ ID NO 99),
GRTWAQPGYPWPLYGNEGCG (SEQ ID NO 6=peptide CORE 13),
NH2-X2WX3X4PGX5PW-COOH (SEQ ID NO 100),
NH2-WX3X4PGX5PW-COOH (SEQ ID NO 101),
TWAQPGYPW (SEQ ID NO 102), WAQPGYPW (SEQ ID NO 103),
QVRNSTGLYHVTNDCPNSSI (SEQ ID NO 16),
NDCPNSSIVYEAHDAILHTP (SEQ ID NO 17),
HDAILHTPGCVPCVREGNVS (SEQ ID NO 18),
CVREGNVSRCWVAMTPTVAT (SEQ ID NO 19),
AMTPTVATRDGKLPPATQLRR (SEQ ID NO 20),
LPATQLPRHIDLLVGSATLC (SEQ ID NO 21),
LVGSATLCSALYVGDLCGSV (SEQ ID NO 22),
QLFTFSPRQGCNCSI (SEQ ID NO 23),
TQGCNCSIYPGHITGHRMAW (SEQ ID NO 24),
ITGHRMAWDMMMNWSPTAAL (SEQ ID NO 25),
NWSPTAALVMAQLLRIPQAI (SEQ ID NO 26),
LLRIPQAILDMIAGAHWGVL (SEQ ID NO 27),
AGAHWGVLAGIAYFSMVGNW (SEQ ID NO 28),
VVLLLFAGVDAETIVSGGQA (SEQ ID NO 29),
NH2-X37X38X39X40X41X42X43X44X45GX46X47QX48X49X50LX51NX54-COOH (SEQ ID NO 55),
SGLVSLFTPGAKQNIQLINT (SEQ ID NO 46),
NH2-QX48X49X50LX51NX54NGSWHX52NX53TA-COOH (SEQ ID NO 56),
NH2-X50LX51NX54NGSW-COOH (SEQ ID NO 109),
NH2-LX51NX54NGSW-COOH (SEQ ID NO 110),
NH2-COOH (SEQ ID NO 111),
NH2-SWHX52NX53TAL-COOH (SEQ ID NO 112), QLINTNGSW (SEQ ID NO 113),
LINTNGSW (SEQ ID NO 114), SWHINSTAL (SEQ ID NO 115), WHINSTAL (SEQ ID NO 116),
GGAGNNTLHCPTDCFRKHP (SEQ ID NO 41),
TDCFRKXPDATYSRCGSGPW (SEQ ID NO 42),
SRCGSGPWITPRCLVDYPYR (SEQ ID NO 43),
CLVDYPYRLWHYPCTINYTI (SEQ ID NO 44),
PCTINYTIFKIRMYVGGVEH (SEQ ID NO 45),
X60Z1Z2LX61CPTDCF (SEQ ID NO 119),
FRKX62PX63X64TY (SEQ ID NO 120),
X68X69TPRCX70X71 (SEQ ID NO 121),
X70X71DYPYRL (SEQ ID NO 122),
X71DYPYRLW (SEQ ID NO 123),
YPYRLWHY (SEQ ID NO 124),
LWHYPCTX72 (SEQ ID NO 125),
X72NX73X74X75FKX76 (SEQ ID NO 126),
X73X74X75FKX76RM (SEQ ID NO 127),
X75FKX76RMX77V (SEQ ID NO 128),
X76RMX77VGGV (SEQ ID NO 129),
TDCFRKX62PX63X64TYX65X66CGX67GPX68 (SEQ ID NO 131),
X65X66CGX67GPX68X69TPRCX70X71DYPYR (SEQ ID NO 132)),
CX70X71DYPYRLWHYPCTX72NX73X74X75 (SEQ ID NO 133),
PCTX72NX73X74X75FKX76RMX77VGGVEH (SEQ ID NO 134).
VAKAVDFV (SEQ ID NO 135), VAKAVDFI (SEQ ID NO 136), VESMETTM (SEQ ID NO 137), AVPQTFQV (SEQ ID NO 138), YAAQGYKV (SEQ ID NO 139), VLVLNPSVA (SEQ ID NO 140), YMSKAHGV (SEQ ID NO 141), IRTGVRTI (SEQ ID NO 142), YSTYGKFL (SEQ ID NO 143), ILGIGTVL (SEQ ID NO 144), VTVPHPNI (SEQ ID NO 145), IPFYGKAI (SEQ ID NO 146), FYGKAIPI (SEQ ID NO 147), VIKGGRHL (SEQ ID NO 148), IKGGRHLI (SEQ ID NO 149), FCHSKKKC (SEQ ID NO 150), CDELAAKL (SEQ ID NO 151), LAAKLSGFG (SEQ ID NO 152), SGFGINAV (SEQ ID NO 153), FGINAVAY (SEQ ID NO 154), YRGLDVSV (SEQ ID NO 155), VIPTSGDV (SEQ ID NO 156), IPTSGDVV (SEQ ID NO 157), VVVATDAL (SEQ ID NO 158), VVATDALM (SEQ ID NO 159), MTGFTGDF (SEQ ID NO 160), FTGDFDSV (SEQ ID NO 161), VIDCNTCV (SEQ ID NO 162).
27. An immunogenic composition consisting of or comprising at least one of the peptides or polypeptides according to claim 26 mixed with a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient.
28. A vaccine composition according to any of claim 27.
29. A prophylactic vaccine composition according to claim 28.
30. A Therapeutic vaccine composition according to claim 29.
31. A composition according to any of claims 27 to 30, with said composition comprising in addition to any of the polypeptides according to claim 26, a peptide or polypeptide containing at least one B cell stimulating epitope of HCV, and/or a structural HCV polypeptide, and/or a non-structural HCV polypeptide.
32. A composition according to any of claims 27 to 31, wherein said polypeptide according to claim 26 is mixed with HBsAg or HBcAg particles, HBV immunogens, HIV immunogens and/or HTLV immunogens.
Description
  • [0001]
    The present invention describes immunodominant hepatitis C virus T cell epitopes useful in hepatitis C prophylactic and therapeutic vaccines, derived from the HCV core, E1, E2 and NS3 proteins.
  • TECHNICAL FIELD OF THE INVENTION
  • [0002]
    The present invention relates to the production of novel synthetic immunogens related to the hepatitis C virus core, E1, E2 and NS3 regions and to the use thereof in the production of vaccines, therapeutic agents and the like. More specifically, the present invention relates to polypeptide compositions containing HCV core, E1, E2 and NS3 T cell determinants.
  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • [0003]
    In the few years since its discovery, Hepatitis C virus (HCV) has been shown to be a major cause of acute and chronic liver disease. HCV is a single-stranded RNA virus with a genome of approximately 9400 nucleotides that consists of a 5′ untranslated region (5′UR) of 341 nucleotides which precedes a single large open reading frame encoding a precursor polyprotein of about 3010 amino acids (Kato et al., 1990). The genetic organization of the viral genome is related to that of flavi-and pestiviruses, with the putative structural proteins located in the N-terminal region and a variety of non structural proteins located at the C-terminal end of the polyprotein. The structural proteins are the core protein (C, amino acids 1-191) followed by the putative envelope proteins E1 (amino acids 192-383) and E2/NS1 (amino acids 384-746). The terms E2 and NS1 are often used interchangeably. Another form of E2 is composed of amino acids 384 to 809 and a third form is associated with NS2. The non structural proteins are NS2, NS3, NS4 and NS5, of which at least NS4 and NS5 have been shown to be further processed into NS4 A, NS4 B, NS5 A, and NS5 B.
  • [0004]
    Structural analysis of HCV genomes revealed the existence of different genotypes that have been classified into types and subtypes (Stuyver et al., 1993). The sequence diversities are distributed along the whole genome including the 5′ untranslated region. The highest sequence variability has been observed in the NS2 and 3′ untranslated regions, and in the putative envelope regions encoding the E1 and E2 proteins. The core, NS3, and certain regions of the NS4 proteins displayed markedly less diversity (Okamoto et al., 1992).
  • HCV HUMORAL RESPONSE
  • [0005]
    Soon after the discovery of HCV, immunoassays for the detection of circulating antibodies against HCV proteins became widely available. These tools have led to an explosive increase of the knowledge in the field of the human humoral immune response to HCV in different conditions. Once it was demonstrated that HCV was the major cause of posttransfusional non-A, non-B hepatitis, the search for antibodies to HCV was added to the safety screening panel of blood products. This procedure not only increased the safety of blood transfusions but also enhanced the knowledge of the epidemiology of the virus. The fact that HCV is responsible for a large proportion of chronic hepatic infections in which blood transfusion or parenteral inoculation are excluded remains a major challenge for further epidemiological studies. The widespread use of the assays for the detection of antibodies to HCV has also led to the recognition of the regions with humoral antigenicity of the virus. The relationship between the kinetics and magnitude of the humoral immune response to the different proteins of HCV and the course and outcome of the disease remains to be established.
  • HCV T CELL EPITOPES
  • [0006]
    The immune response to viral antigens is almost entirely T cell dependent. T cells are required both for antibody production and for some cytotoxic reactions. HCV-encoded proteins are immunogenic not only at the B cell level, but also at the T cell level.
  • [0007]
    Studies describing the cellular immune response to HCV are scarce. Lin et al. (1993) describe candidate T cell epitopes within absolutely conserved regions of HCV gene obtained by means of a computer search revealing a large number of potential T cell epitopes. It has also been reported that peripheral brood cell monocytes (PBMC) from HCV-infected individuals proliferate in response to HCV recombinant proteins and that peripheral responses to core protein correlate with a benign course of infection (Botarelli et al., 1993). In the liver of patients with chronic HCV infection HCV-specific, HLA class I-restricted cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL) have been identified and cloned that recognize epitopes in E1 and NS2 proteins. These investigators have mainly focused on obtaining T cell clones from individual patients, and on the localization of the immunoreactive domain for the single CTL clones. Such studies led to the discovery of the epitope ASRCWVAM (aa 235-242) in the aminoterminal part of the E1 protein, and of the epitope LMALTLSPYYKRY (aa 826-838) from the NS2 region (Koziel et al., 1992). In patients with chronic HCV hepatitis intrahepatic CD4+ T cells which specifically recognized the NS4 protein of HCV were observed. The clonotype of these T lymphocytes was not detectable in the PBMC from these subjects (Minutello et al., 1993). These studies demonstrate that in patients with HCV hepatitis, HCV-specific T lymphocytes can be isolated from the infected liver and the peripheral blood. Their role in the pathogenesis of the liver damage in HCV hepatitis and their relevance for the clearance or persistence of the virus remains to be established.
  • [0008]
    Although neutralization of certain viral infections is possible by humoral immunity only, most microbiological agents can only be cleared from the host with the aid of cellular immunity. Even when the neutralizing capacity of circulating antibodies is established in certain infections, T helper cell activity is generally required to allow B cells to produce the required levels of circulating antibodies, for achievement of neutralization and clearance of the infectious agent. However, certain infectious agents can only be neutralized by means of cellular immunity.
  • [0009]
    In the case of hepatitis C virus, it can be anticipated that T cell immunity may be required for clearance of the virus, since most patients enter into a chronic course of the disease, and since most patients infected with HCV have developed humoral immunity to most of the HCV antigens which can be employed for diagnosis of HCV infection, as described in patent applications no. EP-A-0 318 216, EP-A-0 388 232, EP-A-0 442 394, EP-A-0 484 787, EP-A-0 489 968. However, most of the antibody-positive patients have not been able to clear the virus from the circulation since they remain HCV-PCR positive and, consequently, the detected antibodies have not been protective neither sufficient to neutralize the virus. Possibly, antibodies to other epitopes which are currently not included in HCV diagnostic assays may be capable of neutralizing HCV infection. Such epitopes may be located on the viral membrane proteins E1 and E2, but protection against a wide range of different HCV species may be hampered by the hypervariability of HCV envelope regions.
  • [0010]
    The aim of the present invention is to provide T cell stimulating polypeptides and peptides derived from the HCV structural and NS3 regions.
  • [0011]
    Another aim of the present invention is to provide T cell stimulating polypeptides and peptides as defined above for use in the preparation of an HCV immunogenic composition.
  • [0012]
    Another aim of the present invention is to provide T cell stimulating peptides or polypeptides derived from the core region, the E1 region, the E2 region, or the NS3 region of HCV.
  • [0013]
    Another aim of the present invention is to provide T cell stimulating peptides or polypeptides from HCV as specified above which contain either T helper cell (CD4+) epitopes and/or CTL (CD8+) epitopes.
  • [0014]
    Another aim of the present invention is to provide recombinant polypeptides containing the same.
  • [0015]
    Another aim of the present invention is to provide therapeutic as well as prophylactic compositions comprising the same.
  • [0016]
    Another aim of the present invention is to provide prophylactic or therapeutic compositions comprising said polypeptides.
  • [0017]
    Another aim of the present invention is to provide methods for preventing or treating HCV infection based on the same.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
  • [0018]
    More particularly, the present invention describes a polypeptide of about 8 to about 100 amino acids comprising or consisting of at least 8 contiguous amino acids selected from the core and/or E1 and/or E2 and/or NS3 regions of the HCV polyprotein, with said contiguous amino acids containing a T-cell stimulating epitope, and provided that said polypeptide is different from any known T cell epitope containing HCV peptide or polypeptide described from any of the above-mentioned regions. The latter known HCV polypeptides and peptides are described for screening for B cell epitopes. Such polypeptides and peptides are for instance mentioned in EP-A-0 318 216, EP-A-0 388 232, EP-A-0 442 394, EP-A-0 484 787, EP-A-0 489 968, WO 92/22571, Lesniewski et al., 1993; Weiner et al., 1993; etc. The content of these applications is hereby-incorporated by reference.
  • [0019]
    Even more particularly, the present invention relates to the use of polypeptides as described above for the preparation of an HCV immunogenic composition.
  • [0020]
    The expression “HCV immunogenic composition” refers to the prevention or treatment of HCV infection.
  • [0021]
    Preferentially said polypeptide is different from RALAXGVRVLEDG, RMAWDMM, PTDCFRRXP, YPYRLWH, GKSTKVP, PSVAAT, IGTVLDQAE, AVAYYR, ASRCWVAM and TGDFDSVID.
  • [0022]
    The term “HCV polyprotein” refers to any HCV polyprotein disclosed in the art and is reviewed in Okamoto et al. 1992, such as the type 1 a HCV polyprotein of the HC-J1 isolate, such as the HCV polyprotein of the type 2 a HC-J6 isolate (Okamoto et al., 1991), the type 2 b HC-J8 isolate (Okamoto et al., 1992). According to this definition, any variation already observed within any of the described regions of HCV is to be considered as part of a the definition of HCV polyprotein. For example, numerous types and subtypes are disclosed in Bukh et al., 1993, Bukh et al., 1994, Stuyver et al., 1993 a, Stuyver et al., 1993 b, Stuyver et al., 1994 a, Stuyver et al., 1994 c. Moreover, conservative substitutions may be introduced in these HCV polyproteins according to the present invention. The term “conservative substitution” as used herein denotes that one amino acid residue has been replaced by another, biologically similar residue. Examples of conservative substitutions include the substitution of one hydrophobic residue such as isoleucine, valine, leucine or methionine for another, or the substitution of one polar residue for another such as between arginine and lysine, between glutamic and aspartic acids or between glutamine and asparagine and the like. The term “conservative substitution” also includes the use of a substituted amino acid in place of an unsubstituted parent amino acid provided that antibodies raised to such a polypeptide also immunoreact with the corresponding polypeptide having the unsubstituted amino acid.
  • [0023]
    The term “antibody” refers to a molecule that is a member of a family of glycosylated proteins called immunoglobulins, which can specifically combine with an antigen.
  • [0024]
    The word “antigen” has been used historically to designate an entity that is bound by an antibody, and also to designate the entity that induces the production of the antibody. More current usage limits the meaning of antigen to that entity bound by an antibody, while the word “immunogen” is used for the entity that induces antibody production. Where an entity discussed herein is both immunogenic and antigenic, reference to it as either an immunogen or antigen will typically be made according to its intended utility.
  • [0025]
    The term “corresponds” in its various grammatical forms as used in relation to peptide sequences means the peptide described plus or minus up to three amino acid residues at either or both of the amino- and carboxy-termini and containing only conservative substitutions in particular amino acid residues along the polypeptide sequence.
  • [0026]
    “Epitope” refers to that portion of a molecule that is specifically bound by a T cell antigen receptor or an antibody combining site.
  • [0027]
    The term “immunoreact” in its various forms means binding between an antigen as a ligand and a molecule containing an antibody combining site such as a Fab portion of a whole antibody.
  • [0028]
    The expression “T-cell stimulating epitope” or T cell epitope according to the present invention refers to an epitope capable of stimulating T-cells. A T-cell stimulating epitope may be selected according to the present invention by monitoring the lymphoproliferative response (as detailed in the Examples section) towards polypeptides containing in their amino acid sequence at least 8 contiguous amino acids derived from the core, and/or the E1, and/or the E2, and/or the NS3 region of any HCV polyprotein. Said lymphoproliferative response may be measured by either a T-helper assay comprising in vitro stimulation of PMBC from patients with hepatitis C infection with varying concentrations of peptides to be tested for T-cell stimulating activity and counting the amount of radiolabelled thymidine uptake. Said lymphoproliferative response may also be measured by means of a CTL assay measuring the lytic activity of cytotoxic cells using 51 Cr release. Proliferation is considered positive when the stimulation index (mean cpm of antigen-stimulated cultures/mean cpm of controle cultures) is more than 1, preferably more than 2, most preferably more than 3. In order to select a T-cell stimulating epitope containing peptide, the results of these lymphoproliferative assays are compared and immunodominant T-cell epitope containing polypeptides or peptides are selected. The results of the lymphoproliferative assays against certain peptides may also be compared between clinical non-responders and responders to Interferon-α treatment. The lymphoproliferative response towards a series of synthetic, overlapping peptides representing the HCV core, E1 and E2/NS1 sequences and a recombinant NS3 protein was monitored in 32 patients with chronic HCV hepatitis as disclosed in the Examples section of the present invention.
  • [0029]
    Consequently, the present invention represents a selection of immunodominant T cell epitopes from a series of antigens covering the core, E1, E2 and NS3 regions. From the examples section, it is clear that not only peptide pools 2 and 3 and peptides NS1-5* and NS1-7* but also, pools 4, 5, 6 and 9 and NS3, reacted frequently with hepatitis C patients (Table 4) while infrequent reactivity could only be observed in normal controls with the same polypeptides (Table 5). It is obvious from the data presented in Table 4 that large areas of the HCV structural region, such as pool 1 (amino acids 5-72) and pools 7 and 8 (amino acids 427-578) show little reactivity with T cells of infected patients, even with patients with a response to IFN-α treatment. Most strikingly, however, it was found that while the dominant B cell response to hepatitis C in general is located to the core aminoterminus (see also Table 3), the dominant T cell response is directed towards the core carboxyterminal region (see Table 4). In the literature, ample evidence can be found that the core carboxyterminal half contains little or no B cell-reactive epitopes. Based on the present invention, it may be desirable to yet include for instance parts of the core carboxyterminal region (spanning amino acids 73-176) into prophylactic or therapeutic vaccine compositions.
  • [0030]
    The words “polypeptide” and “peptide” are used interchangeably throughout the specification and designate a linear series of amino acids connected one to the other by peptide bonds between the alpha-amino and carboxy groups of adjacent amino acids. Polypeptides can be a variety of lengths, either in their natural (uncharged) forms or in forms which are salts, and either free of modifications such as glycosylation, side chain oxidation, or phosphorylation or containing these modifications. It is well understod in the art that amino acid sequences contain acidic and basic groups, and that the particular ionization state exhibited by the peptide is dependent on the pH of the surrounding medium when the protein is in solution, or that of the medium from which it was obtained if the protein is in solid form. Also included in the definition are proteins modified by additional substituents attached to the amino acids side chains, such as glycosyl units, lipids, or inorganic ions such as phosphates, as well as modifications relating to chemical conversions of the chains, such as oxidation of sulfhydryl groups. Thus, “polypeptide” or its equivalent terms is intended to include the appropriate amino acid sequence referenced, subject to those of the foregoing modifications which do not destroy its functionality.
  • [0031]
    The polypeptides of the invention, and particularly the shorter peptides amongst them, can be prepared by classical chemical synthesis. The synthesis can be carried out in homogeneous solution or in solid phase.
  • [0032]
    For instance, the synthesis technique in homogeneous solution which can be used is the one described by Houbenweyl in the book entitled “Methode der organischen chemie” (Method of organic chemistry) edited by E. Wunsh, vol. 15-I et II. THIEME, Stuttgart 1974.
  • [0033]
    The polypeptides of the invention can also be prepared in solid phase according to the methods described by Atherton and Shepard in their book entitled “Solid phase peptide synthesis” (IRL Press, Oxford, 1989).
  • [0034]
    The polypeptides according to this invention can also be prepared by means of recombinant DNA techniques as documented below.
  • [0035]
    The polypeptides or peptides according to the present invention may, as specified above, vary in lenght. The peptides according to the invention contain at least 3, preferably at least 4, 5, 6, 7, most preferably however al least 8 contiguous HCV amino acids. Preferred lengths of peptides are 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, or more (for instance 15, 20, 25, 30, etc.) amino acid residues. The polypeptides of the present invention may be us till 150 to 200 amino acids long, but are preferably less than 100 amino acids.
  • [0036]
    Further contemplated according to the present invention is a polypeptide as defined above, comprising or consisting of at least 8 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acids 73 to 176 in the core region of HCV, between amino acids 192 to 234 and 243 to 392 of the E1 region of HCV, between amino acids 397 and 428 and amino acids 571 to 618 of the E2 region of HCV, or between amino acids 1188 to 1463 of the NS3 region of HCV, and with said contiguous amino acids containing a T-cell stimulating epitope, and provided that said polypeptide is different from any known T cell epitope containing HCV peptide or polypeptide described from any of the above-mentioned regions. The latter known HCV polypeptides and peptides are described for screening for B cell epitopes.
  • [0037]
    Even more particularly, the present invention relates to the use of polypeptides as described above for the preparation of an HCV immunogenic composition.
  • [0038]
    The expression “comprised between amino acids X to Y” includes the amino acid X and the amino acid Y.
  • [0039]
    The numbering of the HCV polyprotein used in the present invention refers to the numbering as used for the HCV-J isolate according to Kato et al., 1990. All other HCV isolates known in the art may be aligned to this sequence to obtain the referred HCV polyprotein numbering for each individual HCV isolate. For instance, it is known that type 2 isolates can contain 4 extra codons/amino acids in their E2 sequence, while type 3 sequences have an insertion of 2 amino acids compared to type 1 sequences.
  • [0040]
    The Examples section of the present invention describes T cell epitopes in, amongst other regions of the HCV structural region: the carboxyterminal region of the core protein (aa 73-176), amino acids 192 to 383 of the E1 region, amino acids 397 and 428 and amino acids 571 to 638 of the E2 region, amino acids 1188 to 1463 of the NS3 region. Groups of peptides covering parts of the structural proteins core and E2, and covering the complete E1 protein, as well as a recombinant NS3 protein have been studied. Peptides were tested as group 1 (aa 5-80), group 2 (aa 73-140), group 3 (aa 133-200), group 4 (aa 193-260), group 5 (aa 253-332), group 6 (325-392), group 7 (aa 427-494), group 8 (aa 487-578), and group 9 (aa 571-638) as shown in Table 1. Recombinant NS3 encompassed amino acids 1188 to 1463 of the isolate IG8309, belonging to the 1 b subtype group of HCV.
  • [0041]
    The T cell response to the group 3 peptides, as well as to the individual peptides NS1-7* and NS1-5* shows a statistically relevant correlation with a decrease in alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and viral RNA levels, which are generally accepted to indicate a more benign course of the disease. A correlation between response to ‘a recombinant HCV core protein’ and a more benign course of the disease has been described by Botarelli et al. 1993. However, no epitopes have been mapped nor has the sequence and exact position-of the recombinant core protein been described in Botarelli et al., 1993. In the present invention, a similar T cell response has been observed to the group 2 peptides (aa 73-140) both in patients responding to IFN-α and in patients non-responding to the same. On the contrary, T cell reactivity to the group 3 peptides (aa 133-200) was observed in responders to interferon-α and differed from the T cell reactivity observed to this region in non-responders to IFN-α treatment. Furthermore, after investigating the reactivity of individual peptides from groups 2 and 3, this specific response correlating with a more benign course of HCV infection, could be further mapped to specific individual peptides termed CORE 23, CORE 25, and CORE 27. Peptide CORE 19, belonging to the group 2 peptides, was also recognized by some of the responders to IFN-α treatment (see FIG. 1).
  • [0042]
    The present invention thus also contemplates a polypeptide as defined above comprising or consisting of at least 8 to about 104 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acids 73 to 176, more particularly comprising or consisting of 8 to about 68 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acids 109 to 176 in the core region of HCV characterized by the following sequences:
  • [0043]
    NH2-GX1X2WX3X4PGX5PWPLYX6NX7GX8GX9AGWLLSPRGSRPX10WGX11X12DPRX13X14SRNX15GX16VIDTX17TCGX18DL19X20YIPX21X22GX23 PX24GGX25SX26X27X28LX29HGVX30X31X32DGX33NX34X35TGNX36PGCSFSI-COOH
  • [0044]
    (SEQ ID NO 58, spanning positions 73 to 176)
  • [0045]
    wherein X1 represents R or K, X2 represents A, S or T, X3 represents A or G, X4 represents Q, K or R, X5 represents Y or H, X6 represents G or A, X7 represents E or K, X8 represents C, M or L, X9 represents W or L, X10 represents S, N, T, D or H, X11 represents P or Q, X12 represents N or T, X13 represents R or H, X14 represents R or K, X15 represents L or V or F, X16 represents K or R, X17 represents L or I, X18 represents F or L, X19 represents M or I, X20 represents G or E, X21 represents L or V or I, X22 represents V or L, X23 represents A or G, X24 represents L, V, or I, X25 represents A or V, X26 represents A or S, X27 represents R or A, X28 represents A or T or E, X29 represents A or E, X30 represents V or A or L, X31 represents L or V or I, X32 represents E or G, X33 represents V or I, and X34 represents F or Y, X35 represents A or P, X36 represents L or I, and,
  • [0046]
    NH2-X11X12DPRX13X14 SRNX15GX16VIDTX17TCGX18ADLX19X20YIPX21X22GX23PX24GGX25X26X27X28LX29HGVRX30X31X32DGX33NX34X35TGNX36PGCSFSI-COOH
  • [0047]
    (SEQ ID NO 48, spanning positions 109 to 176)
  • [0048]
    wherein said contiguous amino acids containing a T-cell stimulating epitope, and provided that said polypeptide is different from any known T cell epitope containing HCV peptide or polypeptide described from any of the above-mentioned regions. The latter known HCV polypeptides and peptides are described for screening for B cell epitopes, X11 to X36 having the meanings above-mentioned.
  • [0049]
    It is to be underlined that in the present text, X1, X2, X3, X4, X5, X6, X7, X8, X9X10, X11, X12X13, X14, X15, X16, X17, X18X19, X20, X21, X22, X23, X24, X25X26X27, X28, X29, X30, X31, X32, X33, X34, X35, X36 have always the same meaning as the one which is defined for SEQ ID NO 58.
  • [0050]
    Preferentially said polypeptide is different from RALAHGVRVLEDG spanning positions 149 to 161 of the core region of HCV.
  • [0051]
    More particularly, the present invention relates to a polypeptide as defined above comprising or consisting of at least 8 to about 76 contiguous amino acids selected from the regions comprised between amino acids 73 to 148, or comprising or consisting of 8 to about 15 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acids 162 to 176, or comprising or consisting of 8 to about 16 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acids 129 to 144 in the core region of HCV characterized by the following sequences:
  • [0052]
    NH2-GX1X2WX3X4PGX5PWPLYX6NX7GX8GX9AGWLLSPRGSRPX10WGX11X12DPRX13X14SRNX15GX16VIDTX17TCGX18ALX19X20YIPX21X22GX23PX24GGX25X26-COOH (SEQ ID NO 59, spanning positions 73 to 148),
  • [0053]
    NH2-X33NX34X35TGNX36PGCSFSI-COOH (SEQ ID NO 60, spanning positions 162 to 176), and,
  • [0054]
    NH2GX18ADLX19X20YTPX21X22GX23PX24 (SEQ ID NO 61, spanning positions 129 to 149). Particularly preferred is peptide ALMGYIPLV (SEQ ID NO 163).
  • [0055]
    Even more particularly, the present invention relates to the use of polypeptides as described above for the preparation of an HCV immunogenic composition.
  • [0056]
    The present invention thus also contemplates a polypeptide as defined above comprising or consisting of at least 8 to about 44 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acid positions 133 to 176 of the core region of HCV:
  • [0057]
    NH2-LX19X20YIPX21X22GX23PX24GGX25X26X27X28LX29HGVRX30X31X32DCX33NX34X35TGNX36PGCSFSI-COOH (SEQ ID NO 50), and more particularly selected from peptide LMGYIPLVGAPLGGAARALAHGVRVLEDGVNYAT GNLPGCSFSI (SEQ ID NO 67), and with said contiguous amino acids containing a T-cell stimulating epitope, and provided that said polypeptide is different from any known T cell epitope containing HCV peptide or polypeptide described from any of the above-mentioned regions. The latter known HCV polypeptides and peptides are described for screening for B cell epitopes.
  • [0058]
    Even more particularly, the present invention relates to the use of polypeptides as described above for the preparation of an HCV immunogenic composition.
  • [0059]
    The present invention thus also contemplates a polypeptide as defined above comprising or consisting of at least 8 to about 20 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acid positions 157 to 176 of the core region of HCV:
  • [0060]
    NH2X30CX31X32DGX33NX34X35TGNX36PGCSFSI-COOH (SEQ ID NO 51),
  • [0061]
    and more particularly selected from VLEDGVNYATGNLPGCSFSI (SEQ ID NO 13=peptide CORE 27) or VLEDIVNYATGNLPGCSFSI (SEQ ID NO 73), and with said contiguous amino acids containing a T-cell stimulating epitope, and provided that said polypeptide is different from any known T cell epitope containing HCV peptide or polypeptide described from any of the above-mentioned regions. The latter known HCV polypeptides and peptides are described for screening for B cell epitopes. Preferentially said peptides are further chosen from the following list of peptides:
  • [0062]
    NH2-GX33NX34X35TGNX36-COOH (SEQ ID NO 74),
  • [0063]
    NH2-X33NX34X35TGNX36-COOH (SEQ ID NO 75),
  • [0064]
    NH2-NX36PGCSFSI-COOH (SEQ ID NO 76) and
  • [0065]
    NH2-X36PGCSFSI-COOH (SEQ ID NO 77). Particularly preferred peptides include: GVNYATGNL (SEQ ID NO 78), GVNYATGNL (SEQ ID NO 79), NLPGCSFSI (SEQ ID NO 80) and LPGCSFSI (SEQ ID NO 81).
  • [0066]
    Even more particularly, the present invention relates to the use of polypeptides as described above for the preparation of an ICV immunogenic composition.
  • [0067]
    The present invention thus also contemplates a polypeptide as defined above comprising or consisting of at least 8 to about 20 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acid positions 145 to 164 of the core region of HCV:
  • [0068]
    NH2-GGX25X26X27X28LX29HGVRX30X31X32DGX33NX34-COOH (SEQ ID NO 52),
  • [0069]
    and more particularly selected from GGAARALAHGVRVLEDGVNY (SEQ ID NO 12=peptide CORE 25) or GGVAARALAHGVRVLEDGVNY (SEQ ID NO 118), and with said contiguous amino acids containing a T-cell stimulating epitope, and provided that said polypeptide is different from any known T cell epitope containing HCV peptide or polypeptide described from any of the above-mentioned regions. The latter known HCV polypeptides and peptides are described for screening for B cell epitopes. Preferentially said peptides according to the invention are chosen from the following list of peptides:
  • [0070]
    NH2-X28LX29HGVRX30X31-COOH (SEQ ID NO 82), NH2-LX29HGVRX30X31-COOH (SEQ ID NO 83), NH2-GVRX30X31X32DGX33-COOH (SEQ ID NO 84),
  • [0071]
    NH2-VRX30X31X32DGX33-COOH (SEQ ID NO 85),
  • [0072]
    NH2-RX30X31X32DGX33NX34-COOH (SEQ ID NO 86), and
  • [0073]
    NH2-X30X31X32DGX33NX34-COOH (SEQ ID NO 87).
  • [0074]
    Particularly preferred peptides include: ALLAHGVRVL (SEQ ID NO 88), LAHGVRVL (SEQ ID NO 89), VRVLEDGV (SEQ ID NO 90), RVLEDGV (SEQ ID NO 91), VLEDGVNY (SEQ ID NO 92), and LEDGVNY (SEQ ID NO 93).
  • [0075]
    Even more particularly, the present invention relates to the use of polypeptides as described above for the preparation of an HCV immunogenic composition.
  • [0076]
    The present invention thus also contemplates a polypeptide as defined above comprising or consisting of at least 8 to about 20 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acid positions 133 to 152 of the core region of HCV:
  • [0077]
    NH2-LX19X20YIPX21X22GX23PX24GGX25X26X27X28LX29-COOH
  • [0078]
    (SEQ ID NO 53),
  • [0079]
    and more particularly selected from LMGYIPLVGAPLGGAARALA (SEQ ID NO 11=peptide CORE 23), and provided that said polypeptide is different from any known T cell epitope containing-HCV peptide or polypeptide described from any of the above-mentioned regions. The latter known ECV polypeptides and peptides are described for screening for B cell epitopes. Preferentially said peptides according to the invention are chosen from the following list of peptides:
  • [0080]
    NH2-LX19X20YIPX21X22GX23PX24GGX25-COOH (SEQ ID NO 62),
  • [0081]
    NH2-X19X20YIPX21X22GX23PX24GGX25-COOH (SEQ ID NO 63),
  • [0082]
    NH2-YIPX21X22GX23PX24-COOH (SEQ ID NO 64),
  • [0083]
    NH2-PX21X22GX23PX24-COOH (SEQ ID NO 65),
  • [0084]
    NH2-X21X22GX23PX24GGX25-COOH (SEQ ID NO 66), and
  • [0085]
    NH2-X22GX23PX24GGX25-COOH (SEQ ID NO 68). Prefered peptides chosen from this list include:
  • [0086]
    LMGYIPLV (SEQ ID NO 69), MGYIPLV (SEQ ID NO 70), YIPLVGAPL (SEQ ID NO 71), IPLVGAPL (SEQ ID NO 72), LVGAPLGGA (SEQ ID NO 94), and VGAPLGGA (SEQ ID NO 95).
  • [0087]
    Even more particularly, the present invention relates to the use of polypeptides as described above for the preparation of an HCV immunogenic composition.
  • [0088]
    The present invention thus also contemplates a polypeptide as defined above comprising or consisting of at least 8 to about 20 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acid positions 109 to 128 of the core region of HCV:
  • [0089]
    NH2-X11X12DPRX13X14SRNX15GX16VIDTX17TC-COOH (SEQ ID NO 54),
  • [0090]
    and more particularly selected from PTDPRRRSRNLGKVIDTLTC (SEQ ID NO 9=peptide CORE 19), and provided that said polypeptide is different from any known T cell epitope containing HCV peptide or polypeptide described from any of the above-mentioned regions. The latter known HCV polypeptides and peptides are described for screening for B cell epitopes. Preferentially said peptides according to the present invention are chosen from the following peptides:
  • [0091]
    NH2-NX15GX16VIDTX17-COOH (SEQ ID NO 96) or
  • [0092]
    NH2-X15GX16VIDTX17-COOH (SEQ ID NO 97). Preferential peptides are for instance NLGKVIDTL (SEQ ID NO 98) and LGKVIDTL (SEQ ID NO 117).
  • [0093]
    Even more particularly, the present invention relates to the use of polypeptides as described above for the preparation of an HCV immunogenic composition.
  • [0094]
    The present invention thus also contemplates a polypeptide as defined above comprising or consisting of at least a to about 20 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acid positions 73 to 92 of the core region of HCV:
  • [0095]
    NH2-GX1X2WX3X4PGX5PWPLYX6NX7GX8G-COOH (SEQ ID NO 99),
  • [0096]
    and more particularly selected from GRTWAQPGYPWPLYGNEGCG (SEQ ID NO 6=peptide CORE 13), and provided that said polypeptide is different from any known T cell epitope containing HCV peptide or polypeptide described from any of the above-mentioned regions. The latter known HCV polypeptides and peptides are described for screening for B cell epitopes. Preferred peptides according to the present invention include for instance peptides further selected from:
  • [0097]
    NH2-X2WX3X4PGX5PW-COOH (SEQ ID NO 100) and NH2-WX3X4PGX5PW-COOH (SEQ ID NO 101), such as the peptides: TWAQPGYPW (SEQ ID NO 102) and WAQPGYPW (SEQ ID NO 103).
  • [0098]
    Even more particularly, the present invention relates to the use of polypeptides as described above for the preparation of an HCV immunogenic composition.
  • [0099]
    The present invention thus also contemplates a polypeptide as defined above comprising or consisting of at least 8 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acids 192 to 234 and 243 to 392 of HCV, more particularly selected from the region comprised between amino acids 192 to 234 and 243 to 383 in the E1 region of HCV characterized by the following sequences:
  • [0100]
    NH2-YQVRNSTGLYHVTDCPNSSIVYEAHDAILHTPGCVPCVREGN (SEQ ID NO 164, spanning positions 192 to 234), and,
  • [0101]
    TPTVATTRDGKLPATQLRRHIDLLVGSATLCSALYVGDLCGSVQLFTFSPRRHWTTQGCNCS IYPGHITGHRMAWDMMYDNWSPTAALVMAQLLRIPQAILDMIAGAHWGVLAGIAYFSMVGNWA KVLVVLLLFAGVDAETIVSGGQA-COOH (SEQ ID NO 104, spanning positions 243 to 392), or any variant to this sequence derived from another type of HCV as depicted in FIG. 4, wherein said contiguous amino acids containing a T-cell stimulating epitope, and provided that said polypeptide is different from any known T cell epitope containing HCV peptide or polypeptide described from any of the above-mentioned regions. The latter known HCV polypeptides and peptides are described for screening for B cell epitopes.
  • [0102]
    With said peptide being preferentially different from RMAWDMM spanning positions 317 to 323 and ASRCWVAM spanning positions 235-242.
  • [0103]
    Even more particularly, the present invention relates to the use of polypeptides as described above for the preparation of an HCV immunogenic composition.
  • [0104]
    The present invention thus also contemplates a polypeptide as defined above comprising or consisting of at least 8 to about 68 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acids-193 to 234 and 243 to 260 in the E1 region of HCV characterized by the following sequence:
  • [0105]
    QVRNSTGLYHVTNDCPNSSIVYEAHDAILHTPGCVPCVREGN (SEQ ID NO 165, spanning positions 193 to 234), and, TPTVATTRDGKLPATQLR (SEQ ID NO 105, spanning positions 243 to 260), or any variant to this sequence derived from another type of HCV as depicted in FIG. 4, wherein said contiguous amino acids containing a T-cell stimulating epitope, and provided that said polypeptide is different from any known T cell epitope containing HCV peptide or polypeptide described from any of the above-mentioned regions. The latter known HCV polypeptides and peptides are described for screening for B cell epitopes.
  • [0106]
    Particularly preferred peptides according to the invention include:
    QVRNSTGLYHVTNDCPNSSI, (SEQ ID NO 16)
    NDCPNSSIVYEAHDAILHTP, (SEQ ID NO 17)
    HDAILHTPGCVPCVREGNVS, (SEQ ID NO 18)
    CVREGNVSRCWVAMTPTVAT, and, (SEQ ID NO 19)
    AMTPTVATRDGKLPPATQLRR. (SEQ ID NO 20)
  • [0107]
    Even more particularly, the present invention relates to the use of polypeptides as described above for the preparation of an HCV immunogenic composition.
  • [0108]
    The present invention thus also contemplates a polypeptide as defined above comprising or consisting of at least 8 to about 80 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acids 253 to 332 in the El region of HCV characterized by the following sequence:
  • [0109]
    NH2-LPATQLRRHIDLLVGSATLCSALYVGDLCGSVQLFTFSPRRH WTTQGCNCSIYPGHITGHRMAWDMMMNWSPTAAL-COOH (SEQ ID NO 106), or any variant to this sequence derived from another type of HCV as depicted in FIG. 4, wherein said contiguous amino acids containing a T-cell stimulating epitope, and provided that said polypeptide is different from any known T cell epitope containing HCV peptide or polypeptide described from any of the above-mentioned regions. The latter known HCV polypeptides and peptides are described for screening for B cell epitopes.
  • [0110]
    Particularly preferred peptides according to the invention include:
    LPATQLRRHIDLLVGSATLC, (SEQ ID NO 21)
    LVGSATLCSALYVGDLCGSV, (SEQ ID NO 22)
    QLFTFSPRRHWTTQGCNCSI, (SEQ ID NO 23)
    TQGCNCSIYPGHITGHRMAW, and, (SEQ ID NO 24)
    ITGHRMAWDMMMNWSPTAAL. (SEQ ID NO 25)
  • [0111]
    Even more particularly, the present invention relates to the use of polypeptides as described above for the preparation of an HCV immunogenic composition.
  • [0112]
    The present invention thus also contemplates a polypeptide as defined above comprising or consisting of at least 8 to about 68 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acids 325 to 392 in the E1 region of HCV characterized by the following sequence:
  • [0113]
    NH2-MNWSPTAALVMAQLLRIPQAILDMIAGAHWGVLAGIAYFSMVGNW AKVLVVLLLFAGVDAETIVSGGQA-COOH (SEQ ID NO 107), or any variant to this sequence derived from another type of HCV as depicted in FIG. 4, wherein said contiguous amino acids containing a T-cell stimulating epitope, and provided that said polypeptide is different from any known T cell epitope containing HCV peptide or polypeptide described from any of the above-mentioned regions. The latter known HCV polypeptides and peptides are described for screening for B cell epitopes.
  • [0114]
    Particularly preferred peptides according to the present invention include:
    NWSPTAALVMAQLLRIPQAI, (SEQ ID NO 26)
    LLRIPQAILDMIAGAHWGVL, (SEQ ID NO 27)
    AGAHWGVLAGIAYFSMVGNW, and, (SEQ ID NO 28)
    VVLLLFAGVDAETIVSGGQA. (SEQ ID NO 29)
  • [0115]
    Even more particularly, the present invention relates to the use of polypeptides as described above for the preparation of an HCV immunogenic composition.
  • [0116]
    The present invention also contemplates a polypeptide as defined above comprising or Consisting of at least 8 to about 32 contiguous amino acids selected from the region between amino acids 397 to 428, or comprising or consisting of at least 8 to about 68 contiguous amino acids selected from the region between amino acids 571 to 638 in the E2 region of HCV characterized by the following sequences:
  • [0117]
    NH2-X37X3 SX39X40X41X42X43X44X45GX46X47QX48X49X50LX51NX54NGSWHX52NX53TALN-COOH (SEQ ID NO 49, spanning positions 397 to 428, see FIG. 4), and, NH2-X55X56X57X58X59X60Z1Z2LX61CPTDCFRRKX62PX63X64TYX65X66CGX67GPX68X69TPRCX70X71DYPYRLWHYPCTX72NX73X74X75FKX76RMX77VGGVEH-COOH (SEQ ID NO 108, spanning positions 571 to 638, see FIG. 5) wherein X37, represents S, A, Q, L, N, Y, R, Y or H, X38represents G, S, T, A or R, X39 represents F, I, L, or V; X40 represents V, A, or T; X41 represents S, D or G; X42 represents L, I, W, F, or M; X43 represents L, I or F, X44 represents A, T, D or S; X4s represents P, Q, S, R, L, I or T; X46 represents A, P, or S; X47 represents K, S, Q, A, or R; X48 represents N, K, D, or R; X49 represents V, I, or L; X50 represents Q, S or Y; X51 represents I or V; X52 represents L or I; X51represents S or R; and X54 represents T or S; X55 represents G or R; X56 represents G. A, or K, X57 represents A, V, G, S, or D; X58represents G, F, or Y; X59 represents N, H, R, L, A, or S; X60 represents T or S; Z1 represents represents M or I; Z1 represents D; X61 represents H, L, V, T, or I; X62 represents H or Y; X63 represents D or E; X64 represents A or T; X65 represents S, T, I, or L; X66 represents R or K; X67represents S or A, X68 represents W or L; X69 represents I or L; X70 represents L, M or I, X71 represents V or I; X72 represents I, V, F, or L; X73 represents Y or F; X74 represents T, S or A; X75represents I or V; X76 represents I, V or A, X77 represents Y or F,
  • [0118]
    and with said contiguous amino acids containing a T-cell stimulating epitope, and provided that said polypeptide is different from any known T cell epitope containing HCV peptide or polypeptide described from any of the above-mentioned regions. The latter known HCV polypeptides and peptides are described for screening for B cell epitopes.
  • [0119]
    Even more particularly, the present invention relates to the use of polypeptides as described above for the preparation of an HCV immunogenic composition.
  • [0120]
    The present invention thus also contemplates a polypeptide as defined above comprising so consisting of at least 8 to about 20 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acid positions 397 to 416 of the E2 region of HCV: NH2-X37X38X39X40X41X42X43X44X45CX46X4-QX48X49X50LX51NX54-COOH (SEQ ID NO 55), and more particularly selected from SGLVSLFTPGAKQNIQLINT (SEQ ID NO 46 or peptide NS1-7*), and provided that said polypeptide is different from any known T cell epitope containing HCV peptide or polypeptide described from any of the above-mentioned regions. The latter known HCV polypeptides and peptides are described for screening for B cell epitopes.
  • [0121]
    Even more particularly, the present invention relates to the use of polypeptides as described above for the preparation of an HCV immunogenic composition.
  • [0122]
    The present invention thus also contemplates a polypeptide as defined above comprising or consisting of at least 8 to about 20 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acid positions 409 to 428 of the E2 region of ICV: NH2-QX45X46X50LX51NX54NGSWHX52NX53TALN-COOH (SEQ ID No 56)
  • [0123]
    and more particularly selected from QNIQLINTNGSWHINSTALN (SEQ ID NO 47 or peptide NS1-5′),
  • [0124]
    and with said contiguous amino acids containing a T-cell stimulating epitope, and provided that said polypeptide is different from any known T cell epitope containing HCV peptide or polypeptide described from any of the above-mentioned regions. The latter known HCV polypeptides and peptides are described for screening for B cell epitopes. Preferentially, the peptides according to the present invention are selected from the following list of peptides:
  • [0125]
    NH2-X50LX51NX54NGSW-COOH (SEQ ID NO 109),
  • [0126]
    NH2-LX51NX54NGSW-COOH (SEQ ID NO 110),
  • [0127]
    NH52-SWHX53NX52TAL-COOH (SEQ ID NO 111), and NH2-SWHX52NX53TAL-COOH (SEQ ID NO 112). Prefered peptides include for instance: QLINTNGSW (SEQ ID NO 113), LINIVNC-SW (SEQ ID NO 114), SWHINSTAL (SEQ ID NO 115) and WHINSTAL (SEQ ID NO 116).
  • [0128]
    Even more particularly, the present invention relates the use of to polypeptides as described above for the preparation of an HCV immunogenic composition.
  • [0129]
    The present invention thus also contemplates a polypeptide as defined above comprising or consisting of at least 8 to about 20 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acid positions 571 to 638 of the E2 region of HCV: NH2-IX55X56X57X58NX59X60Z1Z2LX61CPTDCFRKX62PX63X64TYX65X66CGX67GPX68X69TPRCX70X71DYPYRLWHYPCTX72NX73X74X75FKX76RMX77VGGVEH-COOH (SEQ ID NO 108),
  • [0130]
    and with said contiguous amino acids containing a T-cell stimulating epitope, and provided that said polypeptide is different from any known T cell epitope containing HCV peptide or polypeptide described from any of the above-mentioned regions. The latter known HCV polypeptides and peptides are described for screening for B cell epitopes.
  • [0131]
    Preferred peptides according to the invention are chosen from the following list of peptides:
  • [0132]
    X60Z1Z2LX61CPTDCF (SEQ ID NO 119)
  • [0133]
    FRKX62PX63X64TY (SEQ ID NO 120),
  • [0134]
    X68X69-TPRCX70X71 (SEQ ID NO 121),
  • [0135]
    X70X71DYPYRL (SEQ ID NO 122),
  • [0136]
    X71DYPYRLW (SEQ ID NO 123),
  • [0137]
    YPYRLWHY (SEQ ID NO 124),
  • [0138]
    LWHYPCTX72 (SEQ ID NO 125),
  • [0139]
    X72NX73X74X75FKX76 (SEQ ID NO 126),
  • [0140]
    X73X74X75FKX76RM (SEQ ID NO 127),
  • [0141]
    X75FKX76RMX77V (SEQ ID NO 128),
  • [0142]
    X76PMX77VGGV (SEQ ID NO 129),
  • [0143]
    IX55X56X57X58NX59X60Z1Z2LX61CPTDCFRKX62P (SEQ ID NO 130),
  • [0144]
    TDCFRKX62PX63X64TYX65X66CGX67GPX68 (SEQ ID NO 131),
  • [0145]
    X65X66CGX67GPX68X69TPRCX70X71DYPYR (SEQ ID NO 132),
  • [0146]
    CX70X71DYPYRLWHYPCTX72NX73X74X75(SEQ ID NO 133),
  • [0147]
    PCTX72NX73X74X75FKX76RMX77VGGVEH (SEQ ID NO 134)
  • [0148]
    More preferentially, !the peptides according to the present invention are selected from the following list of peptides:
    IGGAGNNTLHCPTDCFRKHP, (SEQ ID NO 41)
    TDCFRKHPDATYSRCGSGPW, (SEQ ID NO 42)
    SRCGSGPWITPRCLVDYPYR, (SEQ ID NO 43)
    CLVDYPYRLWHYPCTINYTI, and, (SEQ ID NO 44)
    PCTINYTIFKIRMYVGGVEH. (SEQ ID NO 45)
  • [0149]
    With said peptides being preferentially different from PDCFRKHP spanning positions 582 to 590 and YPYRLWH spanning positions 611 to 617.
  • [0150]
    Even more particularly, the present invention relates the use of to polypeptides as described above for the preparation of an HCV immunogenic composition.
  • [0151]
    The present invention thus also contemplates a polypeptide as defined above comprising or consisting of at least 8 to about 20 contiguous amino acids selected from the region comprised between amino acid positions 1188 to 1463 of the NS3 region of HCV characterized by the following sequence: NH2-GVAKAVDFVPVESMETTMRSPVFTDNSSPPAVPQTFQVA HLHAPTGSGKSTKVPAAYAAQGYKVLVLNPSVAATLGFGAYMSKAHGVDPNIRTGVRTITTG APITYSTYGKFLADGGCSGGAYDIIICDECHSIDSTSILGIGTVLDQAETAGARLVVLATAT PPGSVTVPHPNIEEVALSSTGEIPFYGKAIPIEVIXGGRHLIFCHSKKKCDELAAKLSGFGI NAVAYYRGLDVSVIPTSGDVVVVATDALMTGFTGDFDSVIDCNTCVTQTVDFS-COOH (SEQ ID NO 57), or any variant of said sequence as can be deduced from FIG. 6, and with said contiguous amino acids containing a T-cell stimulating epitope, and provided that said polypeptide is different from any known T cell epitope containing HCV peptide or polypeptide described from any of the above-mentioned regions. The latter known HCV polypeptides and peptides are described for screening for B cell epitopes.
  • [0152]
    Preferentially said peptides are chosen from the following list of peptides: VAKAVDFV (SEQ ID NO 135), VAKAVDFI (SEQ ID NO 136), VESMETTM (SEQ ID NO 137), AVPQTFQV (SEQ ID NO 138), YAAQGYKV (SEQ ID NO 139), VLVLNPSVA (SEQ ID NO 140), YMSKAHGV (SEQ ID NO 141), IRTGVRTI (SEQ ID NO 142), YSTYGKFL (SEQ ID NO 143), ILGIGTVL (SEQ ID NO 144), VTVPHPNI (SEQ ID NO 145), IPFYGKAI (SEQ ID NO 146), FYGKAIPI (SEQ ID NO 147), VIKGGRHL (SEQ ID NO 148), IKGGRHLI (SEQ ID NO 149), FCHSKKKC (SEQ ID NO 150), CDELAAKL (SEQ ID NO 151), LAAKLSGFG (SEQ ID NO 152), SGFGINAV (SEQ ID NO 153), FGINAVAY (SEQ ID NO 154), YRGLDVSV (SEQ ID NO 155), VIPTSGDV (SEQ ID NO 156), IPTSGDVV (SEQ ID NO 157), VVVATDAL (SEQ ID NO 158), VVATDALM (SEQ ID NO 159), MTGFTGDF (SEQ ID NO 160), FTGDFDSV (SEQ ID NO 161), KLVALGINAV (SEQ ID NO 166), VIDCNTCV (SEQ ID NO 162), or any variant of said sequence as can be deduced from FIG. 6.
  • [0153]
    With said peptides being preferentially different from GKSTKVP, PSVAAT, IGTVLIDQAE, AVAYYR and TGDFDSVID.
  • [0154]
    The present invention relates more particularly to any of the above-mentioned polypeptides wherein said T cell stimulating epitope is a T cell helper epitope.
  • [0155]
    According to another embodiment, the present invention relates to any of the above-mentioned polypeptides wherein T cell stimulating epitope is a CTL epitope.
  • [0156]
    The present invention also relates to the incorporation of any of the above-mentioned polypeptides into a prophylactic vaccine composition.
  • [0157]
    According to another embodiment, the present invention relates to the incorporation of any of the above-mentioned polypeptides into a therapeutic vaccine composition.
  • [0158]
    Moreover, the present invention also contemplates a polypeptide comprising or consisting of multiple repeats of any of the polypeptides as defined above, combinations of any of the polypeptides as defined above, or mimotopes of the peptides as defined above.
  • [0159]
    The term “mimotopes” refers to peptides which mimic the polypeptides as defined above immunologically. Since sequence variability has been observed fro HCV, it may be desirable to vary one or more amino acids so as to better mimic the epitopes of different strains. It should be understood that such mimotopes need not be identical to any particular HCV sequence as long as the subject compounds are capable of providing for immunological stimulation after which the T cells are reactive with at least one strain of HCV. The polypeptides as described above, may therefore be subject to insertions, deletions and conservative as well as non-conservative amino acid subtitutions where such changes might provide for certain advantages in their use. The peptides will preferably be as short as possible while still maintaining all of their sensitivity of the larger sequence. In certain cases, it may be desirable to join two or more peptides into a single structure. The formation of such a composite-may involve covalent or non-covalent linkages.
  • [0160]
    The present invention also contemplates a polypeptide as defined above, with said polypeptide being a recombinant polypeptide expressed by means of an expression vector comprising a nucleic acid insert encoding a polypeptide as defined above.
  • [0161]
    In order to carry out the expression of the T-cell containing polypeptides of the invention in bacteria such as E. coli or in eukaryotic cells such as in S. cerevisiae, or in cultured vertebrate or invertebrate hosts such as insect cells, Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO), COSI, BHK, and MDCK cells, the following steps are carried out:
  • [0162]
    transformation of an appropriate cellular host with a recombinant vector, or by means of adenoviruses, influenza viruses, BCG, and any other live carrier systems, in which a nucleotide sequence coding for one of the polypeptides of the invention has been inserted under the control of the appropriate regulatory elements, particularly a promoter recognized by the polymerases of the cellular host or of the live carrier system and in the case of a prokaryotic host, an appropriate ribosome binding site (RBS), enabling the
  • [0163]
     expression in said cellular host of said nucleotide sequence,
  • [0164]
    culture of said transformed cellular host under conditions enabling the expression of said insert. Recombinant virus or live carrier vectors may also be directly used as live vaccines in humans.
  • [0165]
    According to a preferred embodiment, the present invention contemplates a polypeptide as defined above which is operably linked to a pathogen related immunogen such as the HCV core protein, the HCV envelope proteins E1 and E2, or the HCV NS3, NS4 or NS5 immunogens, or a HCV peptide containing a B cell epitope.
  • [0166]
    The phrase “operatively linked” as used herein means that the linkage does not interfere with the ability of either of the linked groups to function as described; e.g., to function as a T or B cell determinant. Thus, operatively linking not only includes covalent linkages, but also includes linkages capable of inducing T cell function.
  • [0167]
    The phrase “pathogen related” as used herein designates a polypeptide that is capable of inducing the T cell function that immunoreacts with a pathogen in native form.
  • [0168]
    The defined polypeptides can be employed as such or in combination with HCV B cell epitopes, EBsAg or HBcAg particles, HIV immunogens, HTLV immunogens. HCV peptides containing preferred B cell epitopes are detailed in for instance EP-A-0 489 968 and WO 93/18054.
  • [0169]
    Methods for operatively linking individual polypeptides through an amino acid residue side chain to form an immunogenic conjugate, i.e., a branched-chain polypeptide polymer, are well known in the art. Those methods include linking through one or more types of functional groups on various side chains and result in the respective polypeptide backbones being covalently linked (coupled) but separated by at least one side chain. Useful side chain functional groups include epsilon-amino groups, beta- or gamma-carboxyl groups, thiol (—SH) groups and aromatic rings (e.g. tyrosine and histidine). Methods for linking polypeptides using each of the above functional groups are described in Erlanger (1980), Aurameas et al. (1978) and U.S. Pat. No. 4,493,795 to Nestor et al. In addition, a site-directed coupling reaction, as described in Rodwell et al. (1985), can be carried out so that the biological activity of the polypeptides is not substantially diminished.
  • [0170]
    Furthermore, as is well known in the art, the HBcAg protein and polypeptide immunogen can be used in their native form or their functional group content may be modified by succinylation of lysine residues or reaction with cysteine-thiolactone. A sulfhydryl group may also be incorporated into either polypeptide by reaction of amino functions with 2-iminothiolane or the N-hydroxysuccinimide ester of 3-(3-dithiopyridyl) propionate. The polypeptides can also be modified to incorporate spacer arms, such as hexamethylene diamine or other bifunctional molecules of similar size, to facilitate linking.
  • [0171]
    Any polypeptide immunogen against which antibody production is desired can be linked to the polypeptide of the present invention protein to form an immunogenic conjugate of this invention. In preferred embodiments the polypeptide immunogen is a pathogen related immunogen and the conjugate has the capacity to induce the production of antibodies that immunoreact with the pathogen when injected in an effective amount into an animal. Exemplary immunogens of particular importance are derived from bacteria such as B. pertussis. S. typosa. S. Paratyphoid A and B, C. diztheriae. C. tetani. C. botulinum. C. perfringens. B. anthracis. P. Destis. P. multocida. V. cholerae. N. meningitides. N. Gonorrhea. H. influenzae, T. palladium, and the like; immunogens derived from viruses such as polio virus, adenovirus, parainfluenza virus, measles, mumps, respiratory syncytical virus, influenza virus, equine encephalomyeitis virus, hog chloera virus, Newcastle vieus, fowl pox virus, rabies virus, feline and canine distemper viruses, foot and mouth disease virus, human and simian immunodeficiency viruses, and the like; rickettsiae immunogen such as epidemic and endemic typhus, and the spotted fever groups, and the like. Immunogens are well known to the prior art in numerous references such as U.S. Pat. No. 3,149,036, No. 3,983,228, and No. 4,069,313; in Essential Immunology, 3rd Ed., by Roit, published by Blackwell Scientific Publications; in Fundamentals of Clinical Immunolog, by Alexander and Good, published by W. B. Saunders; and in Immunology, by Bellanti, published by W. B. Saunders. Particularly preferred pathogen related immunogens are those described in U.S. Pat. No. 4,625,015, No. 4,544,500, No. 4,545,931, No. 4,663,436, No. 4,631,191, No. 4,629,783 and in Patent Cooperation Treaty International Publication No. WO87/02775 and No. WO87/02892, all of whose disclosures are incorporated herein by reference.
  • [0172]
    The present invention relates particularly to any of the following peptides or any peptide comprised in the sequence of any of the following peptides, with said peptides containing a T cell epitope:
    NH2-X30X31X32DGX33NX34X35TGNX36PGCSFSI-COOH, (SEQ ID NO 51)
    VLEDGVNYATGNLPGCSFSI, (SEQ ID NO 13 = peptide CORE 27)
    VLEDIVNYATGNLPGCSFSI, (SEQ ID NO 73)
    NH2-GX33NX34X35TGNX36-COOH, (SEQ ID NO 74)
    NH2-X33NX34X35TGNX36-COOH, (SEQ ID NO 75)
    NH2-NX36PGCSFSI-COOH, (SEQ ID NO 76)
    NH2-X36PGCSFSI-COOH, (SEQ ID NO 77)
    GVNYATGNL, (SEQ ID NO 78)
    GVNYATGNL, (SEQ ID NO 79)
    NLPGCSFSI, (SEQ ID NO 80)
    LPGCSFSI, (SEQ ID NO 81)
    NH2-GGX25X26X27X28LX29HGVRX30X31X32DGX33NX34-COOH, (SEQ ID NO 52)
    GGAARALAHGVRVLEDGVNY, (SEQ ID NO 12 = peptide CORE 25)
    GGVAARALAHGVRVLEDGVNY, (SEQ ID NO 118)
    NH2-X28LX29HGVRX30X31-COOH, (SEQ ID NO 82)
    NH2-LX29HGVRX30X31-COOH, (SEQ ID NO 83)
    NH2-GVRX30X31X32DGX33-COOH, (SEQ ID NO 84)
    NH2-VRX30X31X32DGX33-COOH, (SEQ ID NO 85)
    NH2-RX30X31X32DGX33NX34-COOH, (SEQ ID NO 86)
    NH2-X30X31X32DGX33NX34-COOH, (SEQ ID NO 87)
    ALAHGVRVL, (SEQ ID NO 88)
    LAHGVRVL, (SEQ ID NO 89)
    VRVLEDGV, (SEQ ID NO 90)
    RVLEDGV, (SEQ ID NO 91)
    VLEDGVNY, (SEQ ID NO 92)
    LEDGVNY, (SEQ ID NO 93)
    NH2-LX19X20YIPX21X22GX23PX24GGX25X26X27X28LX29-COOH, (SEQ ID NO 53)
    LMGYIPLVGAPLGGAARALA, (SEQ ID NO 11 = peptide CORE 23)
    NH2-LX19X20YIPX21X22GX23PX24GGX25-COOH, (SEQ ID NO 62)
    NH2-X19X20YIPX21X22GX23PX24GGX25-COOH, (SEQ ID NO 63)
    NH2-YIPX21X22GX23PX24-COOH, (SEQ ID NO 64)
    NH2-IPX21X22GX23PX24-COOH, (SEQ ID NO 65)
    NH2-X21X22GX23PX24GGX25-COOH, (SEQ ID NO 66)
    NH2-X22GX23PX24GGX25-COOH, (SEQ ID NO 68)
    LMGYIPLV, (SEQ ID NO 69)
    MGYIPLV, (SEQ ID NO 70)
    YIPLVGAPL, (SEQ ID NO 71)
    IPLVGAPL, (SEQ ID NO 72)
    LVGAPLGGA, (SEQ ID NO 94)
    VGAPLGGA, (SEQ ID NO 95)
    NH2-X11X12DPRX13X14SRNX15GX16VIDTX17TC-COOH, (SEQ ID NO 54)
    PTDPRRRSRNLGKVIDTLTC, (SEQ ID NO 9 = peptide CORE 19)
    NH2-NX15GX16VIDTX17-COOH, (SEQ ID NO 96)
    NH2-X15GX16VIDTX17-COOH, (SEQ ID NO 97)
    NLGKVIDTL, (SEQ ID NO 98)
    LGKVIDTL, (SEQ ID NO 117)
    NH2-GX1X2WX3X4PGX5PWPLYX6NX7GX8G-COOH, (SEQ ID NO 99)
    GRTWAQPGYPWPLYGNEGCG, (SEQ ID NO 6 = peptide CORE 13)
    NH2-X2WX3X4PGX5PW-COOH, (SEQ ID NO 100)
    NH2-WX3X4PGX5PW-COOH, (SEQ ID NO 101)
    TWAQPGYPW, (SEQ ID NO 102)
    WAQPGYPW, (SEQ ID NO 103)
    QVRNSTGLYHVTNDCPNSSI, (SEQ ID NO 16)
    NDCPNSSIVYEAHDAILHTP, (SEQ ID NO 17)
    HDAILHTPGCVPCVREGNVS, (SEQ ID NO 18)
    CVREGNVSRCWVAMTPTVAT, (SEQ ID NO 19)
    AMTPTVATRDGKLPPATQLRR, (SEQ ID NO 20)
    LPATQLRRHIDLLVGSATLC, (SEQ ID NO 21)
    LVGSATLCSALYVGDLCGSV, (SEQ ID NO 22)
    QLFTFSPRRHWTTQGCNCSI, (SEQ ID NO 23)
    TQGCNCSIYPGHITGHRMAW, (SEQ ID NO 24)
    ITGHRMAWDMMMNWSPTAAL, (SEQ ID NO 25)
    NWSPTAALVMAQLLRIPQAI, (SEQ ID NO 26)
    LLRIPQAILDMIAGAHWGVL, (SEQ ID NO 27)
    AGAHWGVLAGIAYFSMVGNW, (SEQ ID NO 28)
    VVLLLFAGVDAETIVSGGQA, (SEQ ID NO 29)
    NH2-X37X38X39X40X41X42X43X44X45GX46X47QX48X49X50LX51NX54-COOH, (SEQ ID NO 55)
    SGLVSLFTPGAKQNIQLINT, (SEQ ID NO 46)
    NH2-QX48X49X50LX51NX54NGSWHX52NX53TALN-COOH, (SEQ ID NO 56)
    NH2-X50LX51NX54NGSW-COOH, (SEQ ID NO 109)
    NH2-LX51NX54NGSW-COOH, (SEQ ID NO 110)
    NH2-SWHX52NX53TAL-COOH, (SEQ ID NO 111)
    NH2-SWHX52NX53TAL-COOH, (SEQ ID NO 112)
    QLINTNGSW, (SEQ ID NO 113)
    LINTNGSW, (SEQ ID NO 114)
    SWHINSTAL, (SEQ ID NO 115)
    WEINSTAL, (SEQ ID NO 116)
    GGAGNNTLHCPTDCFRKHP, (SEQ ID NO 41)
    TDCFRKHPDATYSRCGSGPW, (SEQ ID NO 42)
    SRCGSGPWITPRCLVDYPYR, (SEQ ID NO 43)
    CLVDYPYRLWHYPCTINYTI, (SEQ ID NO 44)
    PCTINYTIFKIRMYVGGVEH, (SEQ ID NO 45)
    X60Z1Z2LX61CPTDCF, (SEQ ID NO 119)
    FRKX62PX63X64TY, (SEQ ID NO 120)
    X68X69-TPRCX70X71, (SEQ ID NO 121)
    X70X71DYPYRL, (SEQ ID NO 122)
    X71DYPYRLW, (SEQ ID NO 123)
    YPYRLWHY, (SEQ ID NO 124)
    LWHYPCTX72, (SEQ ID NO 125)
    X72NX73X74X75FKX76, (SEQ ID NO 126)
    X73X74X75FKX76RM, (SEQ ID NO 127)
    X75FKX76RMX77V, (SEQ ID NO 128)
    X76RMX77VGGV, (SEQ ID NO 129)
    IX55X56X57X58NX59X60Z1Z2LX61CPTDCFRKX62P, (SEQ ID NO 130)
    TDCFRKX62PX63X64TYX65X66CGX67GPX68, (SEQ ID NO 131)
    X65X66CGX67GPX68X69TPRCX70X71DYPYR, (SEQ ID NO 132)
    CX70X71DYPYRLWHYPCTX72NX73X74X75, (SEQ ID NO 133)
    PCTX72NX73X74X75FKX76RMX77VGGVEH. (SEQ ID NO 134)
  • [0173]
    VAKAVDFV (SEQ ID NO 135), VAKAVDFI (SEQ ID NO 136), VESMETTM (SEQ ID NO 137), AVPQTFQV (SEQ ID NO 138), YAAQGYKV (SEQ ID NO 139), VLVLNPSVA (SEQ ID NO 140), YMSKAHGV (SEQ ID NO 141), IRTGVRTI (SEQ ID NO 142), YSTYGKFL (SEQ ID NO 143), ILGIGTVL (SEQ ID NO 144), VTVPHPNI (SEQ ID NO 145), IPFYGKAI (SEQ ID NO 146), FYGKAIPI (SEQ ID NO 147), VIKGGRHL (SEQ ID NO 148), IKGGRHLI (SEQ ID NO 149), FCHSKKKC (SEQ ID NO 150), CDELAAKL (SEQ ID NO 151), LAAKLSGFG (SEQ ID NO 152), SGFGINAV (SEQ ID NO 153), FGINAVAY (SEQ ID NO 154), YRGLDVSV (SEQ ID NO 155), VIPTSGDV (SEQ ID NO 156), IPTSGDVV (SEQ ID NO 157), VVVATDAL (SEQ ID NO 158), VVATDALM (SEQ ID NO 159), MTGFTGDF (SEQ ID NO 160), FTGDFDSV (SEQ ID NO 161), VIDCNTCV (SEQ ID NO 162).
  • [0174]
    Moreover, the present invention contemplates an immunogenic composition consisting of or comprising at least one of the polypeptides as defined above mixed with a pharmaceutical acceptable excipient.
  • [0175]
    Before administration to patients, formulants may be added to the polypeptides or peptides of the invention. A liquid formulation is preferred. For example, these formulants may include oils, polymers, vitamins, carbohydrates, amino acids, salts, buffers, albumin, surfactants, or bulking agents. Preferably carbohydrates include sugar or sugar alcohols such as mono, di, or polysaccharides, or water soluble glucans. The saccharides or glucans can include fructose, dextrose, lactose, glucose, mannose, sorbose, xylose, maltose, sucrose, dextran, pullulan, dextrin, alpha and beta cyclodextrin, soluble starch, hydroxethyl starch and carboxymethylcellulose, or mixtures thereof. Sucrose is most preferred. “Sugar alcohol” is defined as a C4 to C8 hydrocarbon having an —OH group and includes galactitol, inositol, mannitol, xylitol, sorbitol, glycerol, and arabitol. Mannitol is most preferred. These sugars or sugar alcohols mentioned above may be used individually or in combination. There is no fixed limit to amount used as long as the sugar or sugar alcohol is soluble in the aqueous preparation. Preferably, the sugar or sugar alcohol concentration is between 1.0 w/v % and 7.0 w/v %, more preferable between 2.0 and 0.0 wave. Preferably amino acids include levorotary (L) forms of carnitine, arginine, and betaine; however, other amino acids may be added. Preferred polymers include polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) with an average molecular weight between 2,000 and 3,000, or polyethylene glycol (PEG) with an average molecular weight between 3,000 and 5,000. It is also preferred to use a buffer in the composition to minimize pH changes in the solution before lyophilization or after reconstitution. Most any physiological buffer may be used, but citrate, phosphate, succinate, and glutamate buffers or mixtures thereof are preferred. Most preferred is a citrate buffer. Preferably, the concentration is from 0.01 to 0.3 molar. Surfactants that can be added to the formulation are shown in EP patent applications No. EP 0 270 799 and EP 0 268 110.
  • [0176]
    Additionally, polypeptides can be chemically modified by covalent conjugation to a polymer to increase their circulating half-life, for example. Preferred polymers, and methods to attach them to peptides, are shown in U.S. Pat. Nos. 4,766,106; 4,179,337; 4,495,285; and 4, 609, 546. Preferred polymers are polyoxyethylated polyols and polyethylene glycol (PEG). PEG is soluble in water at room temperature and has the general formula: R(O—CH2—CH2)nO—R where R can be hydrogen, or a protective group such as an alkyl or alkanol group. Preferably, the protective group has between 1 and 8 carbons, more preferably it is methyl. The symbol n is a positive integer, preferably between 1 and 1,000, more preferably between 2 and 500. The PEG has a preferred average molecular weight between 1000 and 40,000, more preferably between 2000 and 20,000, most preferably between 3,000 and 12,000. Preferably, PEG has at least one hydroxy group, more preferably it is a terminal hydroxy group. It is this hydroxy group which is preferably activated. However, it will be understood that the type and amount of the reactive groups may be varied to achieve a covalently conjugated PEG/polypeptide of the present invention.
  • [0177]
    Water soluble polyoxyethylated polyols are also useful in the present invention. They include polyoxyethylated sorbitol, polyoxyethylated glucose, polyoxyethylated glycerol (POG), etc. POG is preferred. One reason is because the glycerol backbone of polyoxyethylated glycerol is the same backbone occurring naturally in, for example, animals and humans in mono-, di-, triglycerides. Therefore; this branching would not necessarily be seen as a foreign agent in the body. The POG has a preferred molecular weight in the same range as PEG. The structure for POG is shown in Knauf et al., 1988, and a discussion of POG/IL-2 conjugates is found in U.S. Pat. No. 4,766,106.
  • [0178]
    Another drug delivery system for increasing circulatory half-life is the liposome. Methods of preparing liposome delivery systems are discussed in Gabizon et al., 1982; and Szoka, 1980. Other drug delivery systems are known in the art and are described in, e.g. Poznansky, 1984.
  • [0179]
    After the liquid pharmaceutical composition is prepared, it is preferably lyophilized to prevent degradation and to preserve sterility. Methods for lyophilizing liquid compositions are known to those of ordinary skill in the art. Just prior to use, the composition may be reconstituted with a sterile diluent (Ringer's solution, distilled water, or sterile saline, for example) which may include additional ingredients. Upon reconstitution, the composition is preferably administered to subjects using those methods that are known to those skilled in the art.
  • [0180]
    As stated above, the polypeptides and compositions of this invention are used to treat human patients to prevent or treat any of the above-defined disease states. The preferred route of administration is parenterally. In parenteral administration, the compositions of this invention will be formulated in a unit dosage injectable form such as a solution, suspension or emulsion, in association with a pharmaceutically acceptable parenteral vehicle. Such vehicles are inherently nontoxic and nontherapeutic. Examples of such vehicles are saline, Ringer's solution, dextrose solution, and Hanks, solution. Nonaqueous vehicles such as fixed oils and ethyl oleate may also be used. A preferred vehicle is 5% dextrose in saline. The vehicle may contain minor amounts of additives such as substances that enhance isotonicity and chemical stability, including buffers and preservatives.
  • [0181]
    The dosage and mode of administration will depend on the individual.
  • [0182]
    More particularly, the present invention contemplates a composition as defined above for use in a method of immunizing against HCV, comprising administrating a sufficient amount of at least one of the polypeptides as defined above, possibly accompanied by pharmaceutically acceptable adjuvants, to produce an immune response.
  • [0183]
    More particularly, said immunogenic composition is a vaccine composition. Even more particularly, said vaccine composition is a prophylactic vaccine composition. Alternatively, said vaccine composition may also be a therapeutic vaccine composition.
  • [0184]
    The prophylactic vaccine composition refers to a vaccine composition aimed for preventing HCV infection and to be administered to normal persons who are not yet infected with HCV.
  • [0185]
    The therapeutic vaccine composition refers to a vaccine composition aimed for treatment of HCV infection and to be administered to patients being infected with HCV.
  • [0186]
    The polypeptides described in the present invention can be modified with lipid (lipopeptides, e.g. PAM3Cys), and formulated with alum, monophosphoryl lipid A, pluronics, SAFl, Ribi, trehalose-6,6-dimycolate or other immunostimulating compounds known to those skilled in the art, as to enhance their immunogenicity.
  • [0187]
    Also, the present invention contemplates according to a preferred embodiment, a composition as defined above, with said composition comprising in addition to any of the T cell-stimulating polypeptides as defined above, a peptide or polypeptide containing at least one B-cell epitope of HCV, and/or a structural HCV polypetide, and/or a non-structural HCV polypeptide.
  • [0188]
    According to a yet other preferred embodiment, the present invention contemplates a composition as defined above for use in a method of treatment of HCV, comprising administrating a sufficient amount of at least one of the polypeptides as defined above, possibly accompanied by pharmaceutically acceptable adjuvants, to allow treatment of HCV infection. In this case the polypeptides of the present invention can be employed in the form of therapeutic vaccine, aiming at the induction of a sufficient level of T cell function for clearance of Hepatitis C virus infection.
  • [0189]
    According to yet another preferred embodiment, the present invention contemplates a composition as defined above, with said composition comprising in addition to any of the polypeptides as defined above, a peptide or polypeptide containing at least one B-cell epitope of HCV, and/or a structural HCV 4polypeptide, and/or a non-structural HCV polypeptide.
  • [0190]
    According to yet another embodiment, the present invention contemplates a composition wherein said polypeptides as defined above are mixed with HBsAg or HBcAg paricles, HBV immunogens, HIV immunogens and/or HTLV immunogens.
  • FIGURE LEGENDS
  • [0191]
    [0191]FIG. 1: Evolution of the lymphoproliferative responses and transaminase activities in HCV patient No. 632. AST depicts aspartate aminotransferase, ALT depicts alanine aminotransferase; SI: simulation index; P1 to P6 refers to the groups of peptides 1 to 6 as disclosed in Table 1.
  • [0192]
    [0192]FIG. 2: Frequencies of lymphoproliferation responses to peptide pools 1-9, single peptides NS1-7*, NS1-5* and recombinant NS3 protein in healthy controls, interferon (IFN) responders and IFN non-responders.
  • [0193]
    [0193]FIG. 3: represents the part of the sequence of the isolate IG8309 which has been tested, with said part extending from with Gly at position 41 to Ser at position 318 (SEQ ID NO 57).
  • [0194]
    [0194]FIG. 4: represents an alignment of the HCV structural regions.
  • [0195]
    [0195]FIG. 5. Alignment of E2 region spanning amino acid positions 571 to 638.
  • [0196]
    [0196]FIG. 6. Aligment of NS3 sequences spanning amino acid positions 1188 to 1465.
  • EXAMPLES Example 1 Patients studied
  • [0197]
    The patients studied consisted of 19 males and 13 females, aged between 27 and 71 (mean age: 49.9 years). The diagnosis of chronic HCV hepatitis was based on a) a documented elevation of alanine aminotransferase of 2 times the upper limit of normal for at least six months; b) the presence of HCV-specific serum antibodies detected by two second generation enzyme immunoassay tests (UBI test and Innotest HCV AbII, Innogenetics, Antwerp Belgium) and c) absence of clinical, histological or serological signs of other viral, toxic, metabolic, hereditary or auto-immune hepatitis. The patients were randomized to receive either the standard treatment consisting of 3 million units Interferon α-2b (INTRON A) given thrice weekly for 24 weeks or an experimental treatment consisting of an induction phase of 6 million units Interferon α-2b thrice weekly for eight weeks, followed by a maintenance phase of titrated doses of interferon of 6 to 1 million units thrice weekly until biochemical and virological remission (alanine aminotransferase activity normal, plasma hepatitis C virus-RNA undetectable) was achieved. Patients were considered clinical responders when a normalization of alanine aminotransferase activity was observed on at least two successive control visits during treatment with al least one month interval.
  • [0198]
    As controls for the specificity of the lymphoproliferative responses, 18 healthy individuals aged 25-58 years (mean 38.6), 10 males and 8 females were selected. These subjects were negative for HCV antibodies and HCV-RNA. One subject had a history of past hepatitis B virus infection and 7 had antibodies to HBsAg as a result of vaccination.
  • [0199]
    A liver biopsy was-performed in all patients prior to the initiation of Interferon-α therapy. The histological status was defined according to conventional histological classification (Knodell et al., 1981).
  • [0200]
    Based on the definition of clinical responders given above, 18 subjects could be considered clinical responders to Interferon-α. The most relevant clinical, pathological and virological data of both groups are summarized in Table 2. Although the responder group contained more women and the non-responder group more men than theoretically expected, the observed imbalances were not significant (X2-test). The duration of the disease in each subject was estimated based on anamnestic data (surgery with multiple transfusions, intravenous drug abuse, professional exposure through needle stick accident, etc.) or patient file data displaying chronically fluctuating and elevated transaminase levels. The disease duration varied from one to 32 years. The mean disease duration was 9.2±9.2 years in responders and 6.8±5.4 years in non-responders. Although the responder group contained more subjects treated with the experimental protocol and the non-responder group more subjects treated with the standard protocol, the imbalance was not significant X2-test). Twenty six out of 32 patients (81a) were infected with HCV of genotype 1b. The genotypes 3a, 4a and 5a were found in 4, 1 and 1 subject, respectively. Anamnestic data allowed us to retrieve the source of infection. Blood transfusions are the possible source of the HCV infection in 14 subjects, IV drug abuse in 3 patients and needle stick accidents in 3 others. No source of infection could be traced back in 12 subjects. Most patients (20 out of 32) showed pathological lesions compatible with chronic active hepatitis in a mild, moderate or severe form. Seven patients displayed signs of chronic persistent hepatitis. In two subjects the biopsy showed only aspecific lesions and in two others signs of liver cirrhosis were observed.
  • Example 2 Analysis of the Humoral Immune Response
  • [0201]
    INNO-LIA HCV AbII (Innogenetics, Belgium) was employed to detect antibodies to peptide epitopes from the core, NS4a+b and NS5a region. From each patient a serum sample obtained before the start of the interferon therapy was examined and sometimes, additional follow-up samples were also tested. All 32 patients studied had circulating antibodies towards HCV demonstrated by two commercially available enzyme immunoassays. Using a peptide-based immunoblot assay (INNO-LIA HCV AbII) we were able to partially define the specificities of these antibodies. Sera from 31 patients were examined at least once with this assay and in 20 subjects the assay was applied on two sera taken with an interval of 4 (Patient 635) to 124 weeks (Patient 606). Table 3 shows the results of this survey. Apart from the reactivity pattern with the antigens employed (4 individually spotted core peptides, a mixture of NS4 peptides defining a fifth line and a selection of NS5 peptides creating a sixth line), Table 3 also shows the HCV genotype and the moment at which the serum was taken with respect to the start of the interferon therapy. The data clearly indicate that the antibody recognition pattern of an individual patient hardly changes over time. The only differences observed in the 20 paired samples were single step alterations in the intensity of the reactions. As well in responders as in non-responders to interferon we observed the same hierarchy in the serological reaction patterns. When indeterminate or weak reactions are not taken into consideration, the following hierarchy appears: Core2>NS4>NS5>Core1>Core4>Core3.
  • Example 3 Detection of HCV RNA and HCV Genotyping
  • [0202]
    Reverse transcription and PCR was performed as described previously (Stuyver et al. 1993). PCR products were further processed for genotyping by means of the Inno-LiPA genotyping assay (Stuyver et al., 1993). The results of the genotyping assays are included in Table 3.
  • Example 4 Analysis of the Cellular Immune Response
  • [0203]
    4.1. Synthesis of HCV Antigens
  • [0204]
    Nine groups of peptides (pools) corresponding to-Core, E1 and E2/NS1 sequences, two single peptides not included in these pools corresponding to E2/NS1, and a recombinant protein representing the central part of NS3-HCV genotype 1b, were used for in vitro stimulation of PBMC. Each group pooled 4-6 different 20-mer peptides which overlapped 8 amino acids. Groups 1, 2 and 3 included mainly core peptides with amino acid positions 5-80, 73-140 and 133-200, respectively (Table 1). Groups 4, 5 and 6 predominantly encompassed E1 peptides with amino acid positions 193-260, 253-332 and 325-392, respectively. Groups 7, 8 and 9 comprised E2/NS1 peptides with amino acid positions 427-494, 487-578 and 571-638, respectively. The two additional single peptides (NS1-7′, and NS1-5*) covered amino acids from 397 to 428 of the E2 sequence (Table 1). A fusion protein containing the NS3 sequence was expressed in E. coli and covered HCV amino acids 1188 to 1463 of the Belgian isolate IG8309.
  • [0205]
    Peptides were dissolved in the buffers shown in Table 1 and added to the cultures at a final concentration of 10 μg/ml. At this peptide concentration, the concentration of dissolving buffers in the cell cultures was not toxic or inhibitory. Preliminary experiments were performed to ascertain this. NS3 protein was used at a final concentration of 1.5 μg/ml. Tetanus toxoid (WHO, Copenhagen, Denmark), used as a positive control antigen, was added to the culture media at a final concentration of 10 μg/ml.
  • [0206]
    All the peptides were synthesized on either PepSyn K resin (Millipore) functionalized with the acid labile linker 4-(a-Fmoc-amino-21,s1-dimethoxybenzyl) phenoxyacetic acid, or TentaGel S-RAM resin (Rapp Polymere) functionalized with the same linker which yields peptide amides upon cleavage. t-Butyl-based side chain protection and Fmoc-a-amino protected amino acid derivatives were used. The guanidino group of arginine was 2,2,5,7,8-pentamethylchroman-6-sulfonyl-protected. The imidazole group of histidine was protected with either t-Boc or trityl and the sulfhydryl group of cysteine was protected with a trityl group. Couplings were carried out using preformed O-pentafluorophenyl esters except in the case of arginine where TBTU (0-(1H-benzotriazol-1-yl)-N,N,N′,N′, -tetramethyluronium tetrafluoroborate, Novabiochem) was used as the activating agent in the presence of 2 equivalents of the base N-methylmorpholine and 1 equivalent of 1-hydroxybenzotriazole. Occasionally, glutamine, asparagine, and tryptophan were also coupled using TBTU activation. In these cases, the trityl-protected derivatives of glutamine and asparagine (Millipore), and the t-Boc-protected derivative of tryptophan (Novabiochem) were used. All syntheses were carried out on a Milligen 9050 PepSynthesizer (Millipore) using continuous flow procedures. Following cleavage of the peptides with trifluoroacetic acid in the presence of appropriate scavengers and precipitation with diethylether, all peptides were analyzed by C18-reverse phase chromatography.
  • [0207]
    HCV amino acid sequences corresponding to the viral nucleocapsid (core) and E1 proteins were based on the HC-J1 sequence described by Okamoto et al. (1990) Japan. J. Exp. Med. (1990) 60:167-177). HCV sequences starting at amino acid residue Gly451 were taken from the sequences reported by Choo et al. (1991) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA (1991) 88:2451-2455. Most peptide sequences were chosen such that the peptides would overlap each other by 8 amino acid residues. 4.2. T cell proliferation assays The medium used for all cell cultures consisted of RPMI 1640 supplemented with 25 mM KEPES, 2 mM L-glutamine, so U/ml penicillin and 50 μg/ml streptomycin (all from Gibco Europe, Gent, Belgium), 5×10-s M 2-mercaptoethanol (Sigma, St. Louis, Mo.) and 10% heat-inactivated pooled human AB serum. This AB serum was obtained from healthy blood donors with blood group AB* and was only used when antibodies to HCV and HCV-RNA were absent. This “complemented” RPMI 1640 medium will hereafter be designated “complete medium”.
  • [0208]
    PBMC were isolated from heparinized venous blood by isopycnic density centrifugation on Ficoll Hypaaue (Lymphoprep, Nyegaard, Denmark) and suspended in complete medium. 4×10 5PBMC in 200 μl of complete medium were cultured in 96 well round-bottomed microplates (Falcon Plastics) in the absence (unstimulated controls) or presence of varying concentrations of antigens for 5 days at 37° C. in an atmosphere of 5a CO2 in air. 0.5 μCi (3H)-thymidine was then added to each well and 16 to 20 h later the cultures were harvested onto glass fiber filters using a multichannel cell harvester (PHD, Cambridge, Mass.) to measure the incorporation of (3H)-thymidine by liquid scintillation counting in an LKB-Wallac 8100 counter (L1 KB, Bromma, Sweden). Results are-expressed as stimulation index (SI; mean cpm of antigen-stimulated cultures/mean cpm of control cultures). Proliferation was considered positive when stimulation index was >3. In some figures the results are expressed as cpm (mean cpm of antigen-stimulated cultures−mean cpm of control cultures). Standard deviations of the mean cpm of triplicate cultures were consistently below 10%.
  • [0209]
    The occurrence of in vivo primed HCV-specific memory T lymphocytes was examined using a lymphoproliferation assay. PEMC from 32 patients with chronic HCV were stimulated in vitro with pools of 4 to 6 partially overlapping, synthetic peptides representing the core, E1 and E2/NS1 regions of HCV type 1a, with 2 overlapping, single peptides from the amino-terminus of HCV type 1a and with a recombinant fusion protein containing the NS3 sequence of HCV type 1b. In all but 2 patients (#610 and #636) at least 2 and up to 11 (#633) assays were performed. In patient # 632 for example lymphoproliferation was examined on 8 different occasions between week 4 and 54 following the start (week 0) of the Interferon therapy. FIG. 1 shows the results of these assays in correlation with the biochemical (ALT/AST) response to therapy. Four weeks after the start of Intron-A (Schering Plough) a normalization of the transaminase levels was observed. PBMC's from the patient consistently and vigorously proliferate upon stimulation with peptide pools 2 and 3. The responses to the other antigen preparations were less vigorous and less reproducible, suggesting that the number of memory cells recognizing these epitopes is lower. Antigens that did not induce a proliferative response with a stimulation index (SI) 3 at any time are not represented in the graph.
  • [0210]
    To analyze and summarize the results of 135 assays performed in the 32 HCV patients, we have chosen to consider the response of an individual patient to a particular antigen preparation (peptide pools 1 to 9, NS1-5*, NS1-7* or NS3 protein) as significant when it induces SI's 3 in at least half of the assays performed. The results shown in Table 4 have been obtained using this scoring method. The Table shows the antigen recognition pattern of chronic ECV patients towards the 12 antigen preparations standardly used. Apart from the individual patient number and the number of assays performed with PBMC's from each subject, Table 4 also shows the time frame wherein these assays were executed. The start of the Interferon therapy serves as the reference point, week 0. None of the patients responded to all the antigens. PBMC's from 13 of 18 (72%) clinical responders and 12 of 14 (85%) non-responders proliferated in response to at least one antigen preparation. All but one antigen preparation, peptide pool 8, induced a proliferative response in at least one subject. The most frequent responses were to peptide pools 2 and 3. Whereas both interferon-responders and non-responders proliferated equally well to peptide pool 2 (56* and 57%, respectively), non-responders reacted less well to peptide pool 3 (29% or 4 of 14) than responders (44% or 8 of 18). Similar imbalances were observed for the reactions to peptide pools 5 and 9, that were more frequently recognized by non-responders (43% and 43%, respectively) than by responders (17% and 11%, respectively). Clinical non-responders to interferon therapy also reacted more frequently (57% or 8 of 14) upon stimulation with the NS3 protein than responders (24% or 4 of 17). However, none of these differences in proliferative response rates to peptide pools 3, 5 and 9 or to NS3 protein reached statistical significance (p<0.05 in 2-test). A striking and significant difference (p=0.01 in 2-test) was observed for the response rate of responders and non-responders to peptides NS1-5* and NS1-7*. Indeed, 8 of 17 responders recognized one or both peptides while none of the non-responders did so. A summary of the results of all these proliferation assays is provided in FIG. 2, in which the response rates of the HCV patients as well as 18 healthy control subjects towards the 12 antigen preparations. Indeed, to establish the relevance of the proliferative responses observed in HCV patients, PBMC's from 18 healthy control subjects were stimulated with the same antigen preparations. Overall, 27 assays were performed: a single assay in 10 subjects, two in 7 volunteers and 3 in one individual. In 12 control subjects none of the antigens induced a proliferative response. In 6 subjects one or more antigens induced a proliferative response with an SI 3 in a unique assay or in at least half of the assays performed. Table 5 shows the antigens that induced the proliferation in these subjects. Although FIG. 2 suggests that proliferative responses occur more frequently in HCV patients than in healthy controls, these differences do not always reach statistical significance (p<0.05). Peptide pools 2 and 3 and the NS3 protein clearly (p<0.05) induce more frequent proliferative responses in the whole group of HCV patients than in healthy controls. Most of these differences are also significant when interferon responders and non-responders are each compared to the healthy control group. Only for the proliferative response to NS3 of interferon responders this is no longer valid. Although the frequency of proliferative response to peptide pool 5 in healthy controls and HCV patients were not significantly different, they turned out to be so (p<0.03) when only the non-responders were compared to the control subjects. All other differences-did not reach the p<0.05 level.
  • Example 5 Fine Specificity of the Recognition of the ECV Core Region by PBMC from Clinical Responders: T Cell Epitome Localization in the Core Carboxyterminal Region
  • [0211]
    Since peptide pools 2 and 3 elicited proliferative responses in a large fraction of HCV patients, we have examined which peptides from these pools were inducing these responses. The stimulatory capacity of single peptides on PBMC's from healthy control subjects was tested as well. Twenty-three proliferation assays were performed with PBMC's from 17 control subjects. Peptides core C17, core C21 and core C31 were recognized by 2, 1 and 1 subject or 12%, 6% and 6% of subjects, respectively. PBMC's were prepared from 11 HCV patients that responded to interferon therapy. Eight subjects had displayed a proliferative response to either one or both peptide pools 2 and 3, whereas 3 patients had not. Nineteen assays were performed. The scoring system for positive reactions was as described in example 4. Table 6 summarizes the results of these 19 assays and demonstrates the consistency of the assay results. Indeed, PBMC's from the patients that had not reacted to the peptide pools did not proliferate upon stimulation with any of the individual peptides. The PBMC's from the patients that had displayed a proliferative response before, also reacted upon stimulation with one or several peptides from these pools. At least one and up to five of these peptides were recognized by these patients. The most immunogenic region of the HCV core sequence seems to be located between amino acids 109 and 176. Peptides C27 (AA 157-176), recognized by 6 of the 8 proliferative responders, turns out to be the most immunodominant one, followed by C25 which is recognized by 5 patients, and C23 and C19 which are recognized by 3 subjects.
  • Example 6
  • [0212]
    The fine specificity of the lymphoproliferative responses was tested again with new samples, the majority of which was obtained from other patients than those analyzed in example S. Five patients (two αIFN responders and three αIFN non-responders) and 16 normal controls were examined. Table 7 shows the results of the assays performed in chronic hepatitis C patients. The highest LPR observed in both αIFN responders tested was towards aa positions: 73-92 (C13); 109-128 (C19); 121-140 (C21); 145-164 (C25); 157-176 (C27). Only aa residues 121-140 (C21) and 133-152 (C23) elicited a high PLR in two ΔIFN non-responders. Therefore, the use of peptides C13, C19, C25 and/or C27 in prophylactic or therapeutic vaccine compositions may be particularly advantageous.
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    TABLE 1
    Synthetic peptides used as antigens in the lymphoproliferative assays.
    HCV PEPTIDE AA
    REGION POOL NAME AMINO ACID (AA) SEQUENCE POSITION SEQ ID NO SOLVENT
    CORE 1 CORE 2  PKPQRKTKRNTNRRP  5-19 1 A
    CORE 3  RNTNRRPQDVKFPGGGQIVG 13-32 2 A
    CORE 5  PGGGQIVGGVYLLPRRGPRL 25-44 3 B
    CORE 9  TRKTSERSQPRGRRQPIPKV 49-68 4 A
    CORE 11 RRQPIPKVRRPEGRTWAQPG 61-80 5 A
    2 CORE 13 GRTWAQPGYPWPLYGNEGCG 73-92 6 B
    CORE 15 LYGNEGCGWAGWLLSPRGSR  85-104 7 C
    CORE 17 LLSPRGSRPSWGPIDPRRRS  97-116 8 A
    CORE 19 PIDPRRRSRNLGKVIDTLTC 109-128 9 A
    CORE 21 KVIDTLTCGFADLMGYIPLV 121-140 10 D
    3 CORE 23 LMGYIPLVGAPLGGAARALA 133-152 11 A
    CORE 25 GGAARALAHGVRVLEDGVNY 145-164 12 A
    CORE 27 VLEDGVNYATGNLPGCSFSI 157-176 13 E
    CORE 29 LPGCSFSIFLLALLSCLTVP 169-188 14 O
    CORE 31 LLSCLTVPASAYQVRNSTGL 181-200 15 C
    E1 4 E1-33 QVRNSTGLYHVTNDCPNSSI 193-212 16 O
    E1-35 NDCPNSSIVYEAHDAILHTP 205-224 17 C
    E1-37 HDAILHTPGCVPCVREGNVS 217-236 18 A
    E1-39 CVREGNVSRCWVAMTPTVAT 229-248 19 H
    E1-41 AMTPTVATRDGKLPPATQLRR 241-260 20 A
    5 E1-43 LPATQLRRHIDLLVGSATLC 253-272 21 H
    E1-45 LVGSATLCSALYVGDLCGSV 265-284 22 E
    E1-49 QLFTFSPRRHWTTQGCNCSI 289-308 23 H
    E1-51 TQGCNCSIYPGHTTGHRMAW 301-320 24 B
    E1-53 ITGHRMAWDMMMNWSPTAAL 313-332 25 H
    6 E1-55 NWSPTAALVMAQLLRIPQAI 325-344 26 H
    E1-57 LLRIPQAILDMIAGAHWGVL 337-356 27 H
    E1-59 AGAHWGVLAGIAYFSMVGNW 349-368 28 I
    E1-63 VVLLLFAGVDAETTVSGGQA 373-392 29 E
    E2/NS1 7 NS1-3* LNCNESLNTGWWLAGLIYQHK 427-446 30 C
    NS1-1* AGLIYQHKFNSSGCPERLAS 439-458 31 B
    NS1-1  GCPERLASCRPLTDFDQGWG 451-470 32 B
    NS1-3  TDFDQGWGPISYANGSGPDQ 463-482 33 A
    NS1-5  ANGSGPDQRPYCWHYPPKPC 475-494 34 A
    8 NS1-7  WHYPPKPCGIVPAKSVCGPV 487-506 35 B
    NS1-9  AKSVCGPVYCFTPSPVVVGT 499-518 36 O
    NS1-11 PSPVVVGTTDRSGAPTYSWG 511-530 37 C
    NS1-13 GAPTYSWGENDTDVFVLNNT 523-542 38 E
    NS1-17 GNWFGCTWMNSTGFTKVCGA 547-566 39 O
    NS1-19 GFTKVCGAPPVCIGGAGNNT 559-578 40 A
    9 NS1-21 IGGAGNNTLHCPIDCFRKHP 571-590 41 A
    NS1-23 TDCFRKHPDATYSRCGSGPW 583-602 42 A
    NS1-25 SRCGSGPWITPRCLVDYPYR 595-614 43 B
    NS1-27 CLVDYPYRLWHYPCTINYII 607-626 44 C
    NS1-29 PCTINYTIFKIRMYVGGVEH 619-638 45 A
    NS1-7* SGLVSLFTPGAKQNIQLINT 397-416 46 C
    NS1-5* QNIQLINTNGSWHINSTALN 409-428 47 C
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    [0246]
    TABLE 2
    General data from HCV patients.
    Patient Gender Age AP Diagnosis Source Duration (Years) Genotype IFN Scheme ALT before therapy
    CLINICAL RESPONDERS
    604 F 30 CAH: mod IVDA 10 1b 2 150
    607 M 39 CPH Unknown 2 1b 1 182
    608 M 61 CAH: mild Transfusion 7 3a 1 196
    610 F 27 Non spec Unknown 2 1b 2 219
    614 M 56 CAH: mild Transfusion 10 1b 2 425
    615 M 71 CAH: mod Unknown 2 1b 1 201
    616 F 52 Non spec Transfusion 5 1b 1 152
    618 F 37 CPH Needle stick 5 1b 2  60
    621 M 48 CAH: mod Unknown 8 1b 1  63
    624 M 31 CPH Needle stick 15 1b 2 158
    626 F 34 CAH: sev Transfusion 6 3a 2 168
    630 M 30 CPH Needle stick 5 1b 2  9
    632 M 57 CPH Unknown 1 4a or 5a 2 359
    633 F 30 CAH: mod Transfusion 2 1b 2 292
    634 F 67 CAH: mod Unknown 32 1b 2 481
    635 F 47 prob cirrh Transfusion 14 1b 2 100
    636 F 54 CAH: mod Unknown 7 5a 1  90
    639 F 62 CAH Transfusion 32 1b 1  79
    CLINICAL NON-RESPONDERS
    601 M 32 CAH: mod Transfusion 3 1b 2 141
    602 M 66 CAH: mod Transfusion 3 1b 1 349
    603 M 45 CAH: sev Transfusion 17 1b 2 157
    606 F 53 CAH: mod Unknown 2 1b 1 299
    611 M 51 CPH Transfusion 7 1b 1 195
    613 F 38 CAH: mod IVDA 17 3a 1 178
    617 M 71 CAH: sev Transfusion 3 1b 1 447
    620 M 67 CAH: mod Unknown 2 1b 1 138
    622 M 40 CAH: sev Transfusion 11 1b 1 291
    625 M 70 CAH: mod Unknown 1 1b 1 134
    627 M 44 CAH: mod IVDA 8 3a 1 254
    629 F 61 Cirrh Transfusion 11 1b 1 179
    631 M 69 CPH Unknown 5 1b 2 358
    637 F 59 Cirrh Unknown 5 1b 2 118
  • [0247]
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    TABLE 3
    Antibody reactivities to 6 HCV antigens
    of the Line Immuno-Assay in 32 chronic HCV patients.
    CLINICAL RESPONDERS
    Patient Weeks Genotype NS4 NS5 C1 C2 C3 C4
    604 −6 1b 3 3 2 2
    90 3 3 3 3 2
    607 −11 1b 2 3 2
    84 3 3 3
    608 −6 3a 3
    610 −6 1b 3 2 3
    614 30 1b 3 3 2 2
    60 2 3 3 3
    615 −2 1b 3 2
    616 −6 1b 3 2 3 2 2
    618 −6 1b 3
    54 2
    621 −3 1b 3 3 2
    30 3 3 2
    624 −5 1b 3 3 2 2
    20 3 3 2 3 2 2
    626 2 3a 2 2 3
    20 2 2 3 3 2
    630 −12 1b 3 2 2
    8 3 2 2
    632 −6 4a or 5a 3 2 3 2 2
    8 3 2 3 2 2
    633 −6 1b 3 3 2 2
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    TABLE 4
    T-cell recognition of 12 HCV antigens in 32 chronic hepatitis C patients under alpha-interferon therapy.
    Patient Genotype N°. Assays Time of assays P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 P6 P7 P8 P9 NS1-7* NS1-5* NS3
    CLINICAL RESPONDERS
    604 1b 2 w90-108 + + + + + + + + +
    607 1b 2 w84-120 + + + ND ND ND
    608 3a 2 w90-108 + +
    610 1b 1 w84
    614 1b 4 w60-108 +
    615 1b 2 w66-84 + + + + + +
    616 1b 3 w78-108 +
    618 1b 4 w54-84 + + +
    621 1b 4 w30-60 + + +
    624 1b 9 w20-90
    626 3a 9 w16-60 + + +
    630 1b 6 w8-75
    632 4a or 5a 8 w4-54 + +
    633 1b 11 w0-48
    634 1b 3 w0-24 + + +
    635 1b 7 w-6-54
    636 5a 1 w24 + + +
    639 1b 4 w-3-19 + + + + +
    CLINICAL NON-RESPONDERS
    601 1b 4 w90-140 + + + + +
    602 1b 2 w96-108 + + + + + +
    603 1b 2 w78-93 + + + + +
    606 1b 3 w84-96 + + +
    611 1b 2 w66-84 + + +
    613 3a 8 w60-96 +
    617 1b 5 w60-108
    620 1b 3 w42-66 + +
    622 1b 3 w30-54 + +
    625 1b 4 w20-66 + + +
    627 3a 3 w16-24 + +
    629 1b 2 w20-48 + + + + + + +
    631 1b 5 w4-w16
    637 1b 7 w-6-16 +
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    TABLE 5
    Antigens recognized by 6 control subjects
    displaying significant * lymphoproliferation responses.
    SUBJECTS N° ASSAYS P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 P6 P7 P8 P9 NS1-7* NS1-5* NS3
    CAE 3 +
    IDS 1 + +
    LCE 1 +
    MVH 1 + + + + +
    PDG 2 +
    RDB 2 +
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    TABLE 6
    The lymphoproliferative responses to peptide pools are consistent with lymphoproliferative responses to single peptides fr.
    SINGLE PEPTIDES
    PEPTIDE POOLS P2 P3
    Patient N° assays Pool 2 Pool 3 N° assays C13 C15 C17 C19 C21 C23 C25 C27 C29 C31
    LPR TO 604 2 + + 1 +
    POOLS 615 2 + + 1 + +
    2 618 4 + 1 + +
    AND/OR 621 4 + 1 + +
    3 626 9 + + 5 + +
    632 8 + + 4 + + + + +
    634 2 + 1 + +
    639 4 + + 2 + + + +
    NO LPR 614 3 1
    TO POOLS 616 3 1
    2 AND 3 633 1 1
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    TABLE 7
    Fine specificity of T-cell recognition of P2 and P3 Core individual peptides.
    Clinical
    response P2 peptides P3 peptides
    Patient N° to αIFNa Weekb Blanke TTd C13e C15 C17 C19 C21 C23 C25 C27 C29 C31
    626 R 14  750 14.5 4.4 3.3 6   8.2
    636 R 28 1032 3.6 6.3 7.1 9.7 5.8
    620 NR 20 5047 4.1 NDf ND ND ND ND 4.1
    627 NR 54  928 19.1 3.6
    637 NR 45 2370 4.2
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  • 1 286 1 15 PRT hepatitis C virus 1 Pro Lys Pro Gln Arg Lys Thr Lys Arg Asn Thr Asn Arg Arg Pro 1 5 10 15 2 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 2 Arg Asn Thr Asn Arg Arg Pro Gln Asp Val Lys Phe Pro Gly Gly Gly 1 5 10 15 Gln Ile Val Gly 20 3 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 3 Pro Gly Gly Gly Gln Ile Val Gly Gly Val Tyr Leu Leu Pro Arg Arg 1 5 10 15 Gly Pro Arg Leu 20 4 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 4 Thr Arg Lys Thr Ser Glu Arg Ser Gln Pro Arg Gly Arg Arg Gln Pro 1 5 10 15 Ile Pro Lys Val 20 5 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 5 Arg Arg Gln Pro Ile Pro Lys Val Arg Arg Pro Glu Gly Arg Thr Trp 1 5 10 15 Ala Gln Pro Gly 20 6 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 6 Gly Arg Thr Trp Ala Gln Pro Gly Tyr Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Gly Asn 1 5 10 15 Glu Gly Cys Gly 20 7 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 7 Leu Tyr Gly Asn Glu Gly Cys Gly Trp Ala Gly Trp Leu Leu Ser Pro 1 5 10 15 Arg Gly Ser Arg 20 8 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 8 Leu Leu Ser Pro Arg Gly Ser Arg Pro Ser Trp Gly Pro Thr Asp Pro 1 5 10 15 Arg Arg Arg Ser 20 9 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 9 Pro Thr Asp Pro Arg Arg Arg Ser Arg Asn Leu Gly Lys Val Ile Asp 1 5 10 15 Thr Leu Thr Cys 20 10 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 10 Lys Val Ile Asp Thr Leu Thr Cys Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr 1 5 10 15 Ile Pro Leu Val 20 11 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 11 Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala Pro Leu Gly Gly Ala Ala 1 5 10 15 Arg Ala Leu Ala 20 12 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 12 Gly Gly Ala Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Val Leu Glu Asp 1 5 10 15 Gly Val Asn Tyr 20 13 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 13 Val Leu Glu Asp Gly Val Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys 1 5 10 15 Ser Phe Ser Ile 20 14 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 14 Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys 1 5 10 15 Leu Thr Val Pro 20 15 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 15 Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Ala Ser Ala Tyr Gln Val Arg Asn 1 5 10 15 Ser Thr Gly Leu 20 16 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 16 Gln Val Arg Asn Ser Thr Gly Leu Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp Cys Pro 1 5 10 15 Asn Ser Ser Ile 20 17 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 17 Asn Asp Cys Pro Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala His Asp Ala Ile 1 5 10 15 Leu His Thr Pro 20 18 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 18 His Asp Ala Ile Leu His Thr Pro Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Arg Glu 1 5 10 15 Gly Asn Val Ser 20 19 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 19 Cys Val Arg Glu Gly Asn Val Ser Arg Cys Trp Val Ala Met Thr Pro 1 5 10 15 Thr Val Ala Thr 20 20 21 PRT hepatitis C virus 20 Ala Met Thr Pro Thr Val Ala Thr Arg Asp Gly Lys Leu Pro Pro Ala 1 5 10 15 Thr Gln Leu Arg Arg 20 21 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 21 Leu Pro Ala Thr Gln Leu Arg Arg His Ile Asp Leu Leu Val Gly Ser 1 5 10 15 Ala Thr Leu Cys 20 22 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 22 Leu Val Gly Ser Ala Thr Leu Cys Ser Ala Leu Tyr Val Gly Asp Leu 1 5 10 15 Cys Gly Ser Val 20 23 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 23 Gln Leu Phe Thr Phe Ser Pro Arg Arg His Trp Thr Thr Gln Gly Cys 1 5 10 15 Asn Cys Ser Ile 20 24 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 24 Thr Gln Gly Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Pro Gly His Ile Thr Gly His 1 5 10 15 Arg Met Ala Trp 20 25 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 25 Ile Thr Gly His Arg Met Ala Trp Asp Met Met Met Asn Trp Ser Pro 1 5 10 15 Thr Ala Ala Leu 20 26 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 26 Asn Trp Ser Pro Thr Ala Ala Leu Val Met Ala Gln Leu Leu Arg Ile 1 5 10 15 Pro Gln Ala Ile 20 27 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 27 Leu Leu Arg Ile Pro Gln Ala Ile Leu Asp Met Ile Ala Gly Ala His 1 5 10 15 Trp Gly Val Leu 20 28 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 28 Ala Gly Ala His Trp Gly Val Leu Ala Gly Ile Ala Tyr Phe Ser Met 1 5 10 15 Val Gly Asn Trp 20 29 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 29 Val Val Leu Leu Leu Phe Ala Gly Val Asp Ala Glu Thr Ile Val Ser 1 5 10 15 Gly Gly Gln Ala 20 30 21 PRT hepatitis C virus 30 Leu Asn Cys Asn Glu Ser Leu Asn Thr Gly Trp Trp Leu Ala Gly Leu 1 5 10 15 Ile Tyr Gln His Lys 20 31 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 31 Ala Gly Leu Ile Tyr Gln His Lys Phe Asn Ser Ser Gly Cys Pro Glu 1 5 10 15 Arg Leu Ala Ser 20 32 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 32 Gly Cys Pro Glu Arg Leu Ala Ser Cys Arg Pro Leu Thr Asp Phe Asp 1 5 10 15 Gln Gly Trp Gly 20 33 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 33 Thr Asp Phe Asp Gln Gly Trp Gly Pro Ile Ser Tyr Ala Asn Gly Ser 1 5 10 15 Gly Pro Asp Gln 20 34 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 34 Ala Asn Gly Ser Gly Pro Asp Gln Arg Pro Tyr Cys Trp His Tyr Pro 1 5 10 15 Pro Lys Pro Cys 20 35 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 35 Trp His Tyr Pro Pro Lys Pro Cys Gly Ile Val Pro Ala Lys Ser Val 1 5 10 15 Cys Gly Pro Val 20 36 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 36 Ala Lys Ser Val Cys Gly Pro Val Tyr Cys Phe Thr Pro Ser Pro Val 1 5 10 15 Val Val Gly Thr 20 37 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 37 Pro Ser Pro Val Val Val Gly Thr Thr Asp Arg Ser Gly Ala Pro Thr 1 5 10 15 Tyr Ser Trp Gly 20 38 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 38 Gly Ala Pro Thr Tyr Ser Trp Gly Glu Asn Asp Thr Asp Val Phe Val 1 5 10 15 Leu Asn Asn Thr 20 39 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 39 Gly Asn Trp Phe Gly Cys Thr Trp Met Asn Ser Thr Gly Phe Thr Lys 1 5 10 15 Val Cys Gly Ala 20 40 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 40 Gly Phe Thr Lys Val Cys Gly Ala Pro Pro Val Cys Ile Gly Gly Ala 1 5 10 15 Gly Asn Asn Thr 20 41 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 41 Ile Gly Gly Ala Gly Asn Asn Thr Leu His Cys Pro Thr Asp Cys Phe 1 5 10 15 Arg Lys His Pro 20 42 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 42 Thr Asp Cys Phe Arg Lys His Pro Asp Ala Thr Tyr Ser Arg Cys Gly 1 5 10 15 Ser Gly Pro Trp 20 43 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 43 Ser Arg Cys Gly Ser Gly Pro Trp Ile Thr Pro Arg Cys Leu Val Asp 1 5 10 15 Tyr Pro Tyr Arg 20 44 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 44 Cys Leu Val Asp Tyr Pro Tyr Arg Leu Trp His Tyr Pro Cys Thr Ile 1 5 10 15 Asn Tyr Thr Ile 20 45 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 45 Pro Cys Thr Ile Asn Tyr Thr Ile Phe Lys Ile Arg Met Tyr Val Gly 1 5 10 15 Gly Val Glu His 20 46 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 46 Ser Gly Leu Val Ser Leu Phe Thr Pro Gly Ala Lys Gln Asn Ile Gln 1 5 10 15 Leu Ile Asn Thr 20 47 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 47 Gln Asn Ile Gln Leu Ile Asn Thr Asn Gly Ser Trp His Ile Asn Ser 1 5 10 15 Thr Ala Leu Asn 20 48 68 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (1) Xaa is Pro or Gln 48 Xaa Xaa Asp Pro Arg Xaa Xaa Ser Arg Asn Xaa Gly Xaa Val Ile Asp 1 5 10 15 Thr Xaa Thr Cys Gly Xaa Ala Asp Leu Xaa Xaa Tyr Ile Pro Xaa Xaa 20 25 30 Gly Xaa Pro Xaa Gly Gly Xaa Xaa Xaa Xaa Leu Xaa His Gly Val Arg 35 40 45 Xaa Xaa Xaa Asp Gly Xaa Asn Xaa Xaa Thr Gly Asn Xaa Pro Gly Cys 50 55 60 Ser Phe Ser Ile 65 49 32 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (1)..(1) Xaa is Ser, Ala, Gln, Leu, Asn, Tyr, Arg or His 49 Xaa Xaa Xaa Xaa Xaa Xaa Xaa Xaa Xaa Gly Xaa Xaa Gln Xaa Xaa Xaa 1 5 10 15 Leu Xaa Asn Xaa Asn Gly Ser Trp His Xaa Asn Xaa Thr Ala Leu Asn 20 25 30 50 44 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (2)..(2) Xaa is Met or Ile 50 Leu Xaa Xaa Tyr Ile Pro Xaa Xaa Gly Xaa Pro Xaa Gly Gly Xaa Xaa 1 5 10 15 Xaa Xaa Leu Xaa His Gly Val Arg Xaa Xaa Xaa Asp Gly Xaa Asn Xaa 20 25 30 Xaa Thr Gly Asn Xaa Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile 35 40 51 20 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (1)..(1) Xaa is Val, Ala or Leu 51 Xaa Xaa Xaa Asp Gly Xaa Asn Xaa Xaa Thr Gly Asn Xaa Pro Gly Cys 1 5 10 15 Ser Phe Ser Ile 20 52 20 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (3)..(3) Xaa is Ala or Val 52 Gly Gly Xaa Xaa Xaa Xaa Leu Xaa His Gly Val Arg Xaa Xaa Xaa Asp 1 5 10 15 Gly Xaa Asn Xaa 20 53 20 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (2)..(2) Xaa is Met or Ile 53 Leu Xaa Xaa Tyr Ile Pro Xaa Xaa Gly Xaa Pro Xaa Gly Gly Xaa Xaa 1 5 10 15 Xaa Xaa Leu Xaa 20 54 20 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (1)..(1) Xaa is Pro or Gln 54 Xaa Xaa Asp Pro Arg Xaa Xaa Ser Arg Asn Xaa Gly Xaa Val Ile Asp 1 5 10 15 Thr Xaa Thr Cys 20 55 20 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (1)..(1) Xaa is Ser, Ala, Gln, Leu, Asn, Tyr, Arg or His 55 Xaa Xaa Xaa Xaa Xaa Xaa Xaa Xaa Xaa Gly Xaa Xaa Gln Xaa Xaa Xaa 1 5 10 15 Leu Xaa Asn Xaa 20 56 20 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (2)..(2) Xaa is Asn, Lys, Asp or Arg 56 Gln Xaa Xaa Xaa Leu Xaa Asn Xaa Asn Gly Ser Trp His Xaa Asn Xaa 1 5 10 15 Thr Ala Leu Asn 20 57 278 PRT hepatitis C virus 57 Gly Val Ala Lys Ala Val Asp Phe Val Pro Val Glu Ser Met Glu Thr 1 5 10 15 Thr Met Arg Ser Pro Val Phe Thr Asp Asn Ser Ser Pro Pro Ala Val 20 25 30 Pro Gln Thr Phe Gln Val Ala His Leu His Ala Pro Thr Gly Ser Gly 35 40 45 Lys Ser Thr Lys Val Pro Ala Ala Tyr Ala Ala Gln Gly Tyr Lys Val 50 55 60 Leu Val Leu Asn Pro Ser Val Ala Ala Thr Leu Gly Phe Gly Ala Tyr 65 70 75 80 Met Ser Lys Ala His Gly Val Asp Pro Asn Ile Arg Thr Gly Val Arg 85 90 95 Thr Ile Thr Thr Gly Ala Pro Ile Thr Tyr Ser Thr Tyr Gly Lys Phe 100 105 110 Leu Ala Asp Gly Gly Cys Ser Gly Gly Ala Tyr Asp Ile Ile Ile Cys 115 120 125 Asp Glu Cys His Ser Ile Asp Ser Thr Ser Ile Leu Gly Ile Gly Thr 130 135 140 Val Leu Asp Gln Ala Glu Thr Ala Gly Ala Arg Leu Val Val Leu Ala 145 150 155 160 Thr Ala Thr Pro Pro Gly Ser Val Thr Val Pro His Pro Asn Ile Glu 165 170 175 Glu Val Ala Leu Ser Ser Thr Gly Glu Ile Pro Phe Tyr Gly Lys Ala 180 185 190 Ile Pro Ile Glu Val Ile Lys Gly Gly Arg His Leu Ile Phe Cys His 195 200 205 Ser Lys Lys Lys Cys Asp Glu Leu Ala Ala Lys Leu Ser Gly Phe Gly 210 215 220 Ile Asn Ala Val Ala Tyr Tyr Arg Gly Leu Asp Val Ser Val Ile Pro 225 230 235 240 Thr Ser Gly Asp Val Val Val Val Ala Thr Asp Ala Leu Met Thr Gly 245 250 255 Phe Thr Gly Asp Phe Asp Ser Val Ile Asp Cys Asn Thr Cys Val Thr 260 265 270 Gln Thr Val Asp Phe Ser 275 58 104 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (2)..(2) Xaa is Arg or Lys 58 Gly Xaa Xaa Trp Xaa Xaa Pro Gly Xaa Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Xaa Asn 1 5 10 15 Xaa Gly Xaa Gly Xaa Ala Gly Trp Leu Leu Ser Pro Arg Gly Ser Arg 20 25 30 Pro Xaa Trp Gly Xaa Xaa Asp Pro Arg Xaa Xaa Ser Arg Asn Xaa Gly 35 40 45 Xaa Val Ile Asp Thr Xaa Thr Cys Gly Xaa Ala Asp Leu Xaa Xaa Tyr 50 55 60 Ile Pro Xaa Xaa Gly Xaa Pro Xaa Gly Gly Xaa Xaa Xaa Xaa Leu Xaa 65 70 75 80 His Gly Val Arg Xaa Xaa Xaa Asp Gly Xaa Asn Xaa Xaa Thr Gly Asn 85 90 95 Xaa Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile 100 59 76 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (2)..(2) Xaa is Arg or Lys 59 Gly Xaa Xaa Trp Xaa Xaa Pro Gly Xaa Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Xaa Asn 1 5 10 15 Xaa Gly Xaa Gly Xaa Ala Gly Trp Leu Leu Ser Pro Arg Gly Ser Arg 20 25 30 Pro Xaa Trp Gly Xaa Xaa Asp Pro Arg Xaa Xaa Ser Arg Asn Xaa Gly 35 40 45 Xaa Val Ile Asp Thr Xaa Thr Cys Gly Xaa Ala Asp Leu Xaa Xaa Tyr 50 55 60 Ile Pro Xaa Xaa Gly Xaa Pro Xaa Gly Gly Xaa Xaa 65 70 75 60 15 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (1)..(1) Xaa is Val or Ile 60 Xaa Asn Xaa Xaa Thr Gly Asn Xaa Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile 1 5 10 15 61 16 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (2)..(2) Xaa is Phe or Leu 61 Gly Xaa Ala Asp Leu Xaa Xaa Tyr Ile Pro Xaa Xaa Gly Xaa Pro Xaa 1 5 10 15 62 15 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (2)..(2) Xaa is Met or Ile 62 Leu Xaa Xaa Tyr Ile Pro Xaa Xaa Gly Xaa Pro Xaa Gly Gly Xaa 1 5 10 15 63 14 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (1)..(1) Xaa is Met or Ile 63 Xaa Xaa Tyr Ile Pro Xaa Xaa Gly Xaa Pro Xaa Gly Gly Xaa 1 5 10 64 9 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (4)..(4) Xaa is Leu, Val or Ile 64 Tyr Ile Pro Xaa Xaa Gly Xaa Pro Xaa 1 5 65 8 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (3)..(3) Xaa is Leu, Val or Ile 65 Ile Pro Xaa Xaa Gly Xaa Pro Xaa 1 5 66 9 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (1)..(1) Xaa is Leu, Val or Ile 66 Xaa Xaa Gly Xaa Pro Xaa Gly Gly Xaa 1 5 67 44 PRT hepatitis C virus 67 Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala Pro Leu Gly Gly Ala Ala 1 5 10 15 Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Val Leu Glu Asp Gly Val Asn Tyr 20 25 30 Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile 35 40 68 8 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (1)..(1) Xaa is Val or Leu 68 Xaa Gly Xaa Pro Xaa Gly Gly Xaa 1 5 69 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 69 Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val 1 5 70 7 PRT hepatitis C virus 70 Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val 1 5 71 9 PRT hepatitis C virus 71 Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala Pro Leu 1 5 72 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 72 Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala Pro Leu 1 5 73 20 PRT hepatitis C virus 73 Val Leu Glu Asp Ile Val Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys 1 5 10 15 Ser Phe Ser Ile 20 74 9 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (2)..(2) Xaa is Val or Ile 74 Gly Xaa Asn Xaa Xaa Thr Gly Asn Xaa 1 5 75 8 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (1)..(1) Xaa is Val or Ile 75 Xaa Asn Xaa Xaa Thr Gly Asn Xaa 1 5 76 9 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (2)..(2) Xaa is Leu or Ile 76 Asn Xaa Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile 1 5 77 8 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (1)..(1) Xaa is Leu or Ile 77 Xaa Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile 1 5 78 9 PRT hepatitis C virus 78 Gly Val Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu 1 5 79 9 PRT hepatitis C virus 79 Gly Val Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu 1 5 80 9 PRT hepatitis C virus 80 Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile 1 5 81 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 81 Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile 1 5 82 9 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (1)..(1) Xaa is Ala, Thr or Glu 82 Xaa Leu Xaa His Gly Val Arg Xaa Xaa 1 5 83 8 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (2)..(2) Xaa is Ala or Glu 83 Leu Xaa His Gly Val Arg Xaa Xaa 1 5 84 9 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (4)..(4) Xaa is Val, Ala or Leu 84 Gly Val Arg Xaa Xaa Xaa Asp Gly Xaa 1 5 85 8 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (3)..(3) Xaa is Val, Ala or Leu 85 Val Arg Xaa Xaa Xaa Asp Gly Xaa 1 5 86 9 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (2)..(2) Xaa is Val, Ala or Leu 86 Arg Xaa Xaa Xaa Asp Gly Xaa Asn Xaa 1 5 87 8 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (1)..(1) Xaa is Val, Ala or Leu 87 Xaa Xaa Xaa Asp Gly Xaa Asn Xaa 1 5 88 9 PRT hepatitis C virus 88 Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Val Leu 1 5 89 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 89 Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Val Leu 1 5 90 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 90 Val Arg Val Leu Glu Asp Gly Val 1 5 91 7 PRT hepatitis C virus 91 Arg Val Leu Glu Asp Gly Val 1 5 92 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 92 Val Leu Glu Asp Gly Val Asn Tyr 1 5 93 7 PRT hepatitis C virus 93 Leu Glu Asp Gly Val Asn Tyr 1 5 94 9 PRT hepatitis C virus 94 Leu Val Gly Ala Pro Leu Gly Gly Ala 1 5 95 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 95 Val Gly Ala Pro Leu Gly Gly Ala 1 5 96 9 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (2)..(2) Xaa is Leu, Val or Phe 96 Asn Xaa Gly Xaa Val Ile Asp Thr Xaa 1 5 97 8 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (1)..(1) Xaa is Leu, Val or Phe 97 Xaa Gly Xaa Val Ile Asp Thr Xaa 1 5 98 9 PRT hepatitis C virus 98 Asn Leu Gly Lys Val Ile Asp Thr Leu 1 5 99 20 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (2)..(2) Xaa is Arg or Lys 99 Gly Xaa Xaa Trp Xaa Xaa Pro Gly Xaa Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Xaa Asn 1 5 10 15 Xaa Gly Xaa Gly 20 100 9 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (1)..(1) Xaa is Ala, Ser or Thr 100 Xaa Trp Xaa Xaa Pro Gly Xaa Pro Trp 1 5 101 8 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (2)..(2) Xaa is Ala or Gly 101 Trp Xaa Xaa Pro Gly Xaa Pro Trp 1 5 102 9 PRT hepatitis C virus 102 Thr Trp Ala Gln Pro Gly Tyr Pro Trp 1 5 103 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 103 Trp Ala Gln Pro Gly Tyr Pro Trp 1 5 104 147 PRT hepatitis C virus 104 Thr Pro Thr Val Ala Thr Thr Arg Asp Gly Lys Leu Pro Ala Thr Gln 1 5 10 15 Leu Arg Arg His Ile Asp Leu Leu Val Gly Ser Ala Thr Leu Cys Ser 20 25 30 Ala Leu Tyr Val Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Ser Val Gln Leu Phe Thr Phe 35 40 45 Ser Pro Arg Arg His Trp Thr Thr Gln Gly Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr 50 55 60 Pro Gly His Ile Thr Gly His Arg Met Ala Trp Asp Met Met Met Asn 65 70 75 80 Trp Ser Pro Thr Ala Ala Leu Val Met Ala Gln Leu Leu Arg Ile Pro 85 90 95 Gln Ala Ile Leu Asp Met Ile Ala Gly Ala His Trp Gly Val Leu Ala 100 105 110 Gly Ile Ala Tyr Phe Ser Met Val Gly Asn Trp Ala Lys Val Leu Val 115 120 125 Val Leu Leu Leu Phe Ala Gly Val Asp Ala Glu Thr Ile Val Ser Gly 130 135 140 Gly Gln Ala 145 105 18 PRT hepatitis C virus 105 Thr Pro Thr Val Ala Thr Thr Arg Asp Gly Lys Leu Pro Ala Thr Gln 1 5 10 15 Leu Arg 106 76 PRT hepatitis C virus 106 Leu Pro Ala Thr Gln Leu Arg Arg His Ile Asp Leu Leu Val Gly Ser 1 5 10 15 Ala Thr Leu Cys Ser Ala Leu Tyr Val Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Ser Val 20 25 30 Gln Leu Phe Thr Phe Ser Pro Arg Arg His Trp Thr Thr Gln Gly Cys 35 40 45 Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Pro Gly His Ile Thr Gly His Arg Met Ala Trp 50 55 60 Asp Met Met Met Asn Trp Ser Pro Thr Ala Ala Leu 65 70 75 107 69 PRT hepatitis C virus 107 Met Asn Trp Ser Pro Thr Ala Ala Leu Val Met Ala Gln Leu Leu Arg 1 5 10 15 Ile Pro Gln Ala Ile Leu Asp Met Ile Ala Gly Ala His Trp Gly Val 20 25 30 Leu Ala Gly Ile Ala Tyr Phe Ser Met Val Gly Asn Trp Ala Lys Val 35 40 45 Leu Val Val Leu Leu Leu Phe Ala Gly Val Asp Ala Glu Thr Ile Val 50 55 60 Ser Gly Gly Gln Ala 65 108 70 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (2)..(2) Xaa is Gly or Arg 108 Ile Xaa Xaa Xaa Xaa Asn Xaa Xaa Xaa Xaa Leu Xaa Cys Pro Thr Asp 1 5 10 15 Cys Phe Arg Lys Xaa Pro Xaa Xaa Thr Tyr Xaa Xaa Cys Gly Xaa Gly 20 25 30 Pro Xaa Xaa Thr Pro Arg Cys Xaa Xaa Asp Tyr Pro Tyr Arg Leu Trp 35 40 45 His Tyr Pro Cys Thr Xaa Asn Xaa Xaa Xaa Phe Lys Xaa Arg Met Xaa 50 55 60 Val Gly Gly Val Glu His 65 70 109 9 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (1)..(1) Xaa is Gln, Ser or Tyr 109 Xaa Leu Xaa Asn Xaa Asn Gly Ser Trp 1 5 110 8 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (2)..(2) Xaa is Ile or Val 110 Leu Xaa Asn Xaa Asn Gly Ser Trp 1 5 111 9 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (4)..(4) Xaa is Leu or Ile 111 Ser Trp His Xaa Asn Xaa Thr Ala Leu 1 5 112 8 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (3)..(3) Xaa is Leu or Ile 112 Trp His Xaa Asn Xaa Thr Ala Leu 1 5 113 9 PRT hepatitis C virus 113 Gln Leu Ile Asn Thr Asn Gly Ser Trp 1 5 114 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 114 Leu Ile Asn Thr Asn Gly Ser Trp 1 5 115 9 PRT hepatitis C virus 115 Ser Trp His Ile Asn Ser Thr Ala Leu 1 5 116 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 116 Trp His Ile Asn Ser Thr Ala Leu 1 5 117 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 117 Leu Gly Lys Val Ile Asp Thr Leu 1 5 118 21 PRT hepatitis C virus 118 Gly Gly Val Ala Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Val Leu Glu 1 5 10 15 Asp Gly Val Asn Tyr 20 119 11 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (1)..(1) Xaa is Thr or Ser 119 Xaa Xaa Xaa Leu Xaa Cys Pro Thr Asp Cys Phe 1 5 10 120 9 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (4)..(4) Xaa is His or Tyr 120 Phe Arg Lys Xaa Pro Xaa Xaa Thr Tyr 1 5 121 8 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (1)..(1) Xaa is Trp or Leu 121 Xaa Xaa Thr Pro Arg Cys Xaa Xaa 1 5 122 8 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (1)..(1) Xaa is Leu, Met or Ile 122 Xaa Xaa Asp Tyr Pro Tyr Arg Leu 1 5 123 8 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (1)..(1) Xaa is Val or Ile 123 Xaa Asp Tyr Pro Tyr Arg Leu Trp 1 5 124 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 124 Tyr Pro Tyr Arg Leu Trp His Tyr 1 5 125 8 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (8)..(8) Xaa is Ile, Val, Phe or Leu 125 Leu Trp His Tyr Pro Cys Thr Xaa 1 5 126 8 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (1)..(1) Xaa is Ile, Val, Phe or Leu 126 Xaa Asn Xaa Xaa Xaa Phe Lys Xaa 1 5 127 8 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (1)..(1) Xaa is Tyr or Phe 127 Xaa Xaa Xaa Phe Lys Xaa Arg Met 1 5 128 8 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (1)..(1) Xaa is Ile or Val 128 Xaa Phe Lys Xaa Arg Met Xaa Val 1 5 129 8 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (1)..(1) Xaa is Ile, Val or Ala 129 Xaa Arg Met Xaa Val Gly Gly Val 1 5 130 22 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (2)..(2) Xaa is Gly or Arg 130 Ile Xaa Xaa Xaa Xaa Asn Xaa Xaa Xaa Xaa Leu Xaa Cys Pro Thr Asp 1 5 10 15 Cys Phe Arg Lys Xaa Pro 20 131 20 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (7)..(7) Xaa is His or Tyr 131 Thr Asp Cys Phe Arg Lys Xaa Pro Xaa Xaa Thr Tyr Xaa Xaa Cys Gly 1 5 10 15 Xaa Gly Pro Xaa 20 132 20 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (1)..(1) Xaa is Ser, Thr, Ile or Leu 132 Xaa Xaa Cys Gly Xaa Gly Pro Xaa Xaa Thr Pro Arg Cys Xaa Xaa Asp 1 5 10 15 Tyr Pro Tyr Arg 20 133 20 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (2)..(2) Xaa is Leu, Met or Ile 133 Cys Xaa Xaa Asp Tyr Pro Tyr Arg Leu Trp His Tyr Pro Cys Thr Xaa 1 5 10 15 Asn Xaa Xaa Xaa 20 134 20 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (4)..(4) Xaa is Ile, Val, Phe or Leu 134 Pro Cys Thr Xaa Asn Xaa Xaa Xaa Phe Lys Xaa Arg Met Xaa Val Gly 1 5 10 15 Gly Val Glu His 20 135 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 135 Val Ala Lys Ala Val Asp Phe Val 1 5 136 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 136 Val Ala Lys Ala Val Asp Phe Ile 1 5 137 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 137 Val Glu Ser Met Glu Thr Thr Met 1 5 138 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 138 Ala Val Pro Gln Thr Phe Gln Val 1 5 139 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 139 Tyr Ala Ala Gln Gly Tyr Lys Val 1 5 140 9 PRT hepatitis C virus 140 Val Leu Val Leu Asn Pro Ser Val Ala 1 5 141 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 141 Tyr Met Ser Lys Ala His Gly Val 1 5 142 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 142 Ile Arg Thr Gly Val Arg Thr Ile 1 5 143 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 143 Tyr Ser Thr Tyr Gly Lys Phe Leu 1 5 144 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 144 Ile Leu Gly Ile Gly Thr Val Leu 1 5 145 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 145 Val Thr Val Pro His Pro Asn Ile 1 5 146 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 146 Ile Pro Phe Tyr Gly Lys Ala Ile 1 5 147 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 147 Phe Tyr Gly Lys Ala Ile Pro Ile 1 5 148 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 148 Val Ile Lys Gly Gly Arg His Leu 1 5 149 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 149 Ile Lys Gly Gly Arg His Leu Ile 1 5 150 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 150 Phe Cys His Ser Lys Lys Lys Cys 1 5 151 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 151 Cys Asp Glu Leu Ala Ala Lys Leu 1 5 152 9 PRT hepatitis C virus 152 Leu Ala Ala Lys Leu Ser Gly Phe Gly 1 5 153 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 153 Ser Gly Phe Gly Ile Asn Ala Val 1 5 154 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 154 Phe Gly Ile Asn Ala Val Ala Tyr 1 5 155 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 155 Tyr Arg Gly Leu Asp Val Ser Val 1 5 156 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 156 Val Ile Pro Thr Ser Gly Asp Val 1 5 157 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 157 Ile Pro Thr Ser Gly Asp Val Val 1 5 158 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 158 Val Val Val Ala Thr Asp Ala Leu 1 5 159 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 159 Val Val Ala Thr Asp Ala Leu Met 1 5 160 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 160 Met Thr Gly Phe Thr Gly Asp Phe 1 5 161 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 161 Phe Thr Gly Asp Phe Asp Ser Val 1 5 162 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 162 Val Ile Asp Cys Asn Thr Cys Val 1 5 163 9 PRT hepatitis C virus 163 Ala Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val 1 5 164 43 PRT hepatitis C virus 164 Tyr Gln Val Arg Asn Ser Thr Gly Leu Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp Cys 1 5 10 15 Pro Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala His Asp Ala Ile Leu His Thr 20 25 30 Pro Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Arg Glu Gly Asn 35 40 165 42 PRT hepatitis C virus 165 Gln Val Arg Asn Ser Thr Gly Leu Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp Cys Pro 1 5 10 15 Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala His Asp Ala Ile Leu His Thr Pro 20 25 30 Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Arg Glu Gly Asn 35 40 166 10 PRT hepatitis C virus 166 Lys Leu Val Ala Leu Gly Ile Asn Ala Val 1 5 10 167 8 PRT hepatitis C virus 167 Ala Ser Arg Cys Trp Val Ala Met 1 5 168 13 PRT hepatitis C virus 168 Leu Met Ala Leu Thr Leu Ser Pro Tyr Tyr Lys Arg Tyr 1 5 10 169 13 PRT hepatitis C virus 169 Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Val Leu Glu Asp Gly 1 5 10 170 7 PRT hepatitis C virus 170 Arg Met Ala Trp Asp Met Met 1 5 171 9 PRT hepatitis C virus 171 Pro Thr Asp Cys Phe Arg Lys His Pro 1 5 172 7 PRT hepatitis C virus 172 Tyr Pro Tyr Arg Leu Trp His 1 5 173 7 PRT hepatitis C virus 173 Gly Lys Ser Thr Lys Val Pro 1 5 174 6 PRT hepatitis C virus 174 Pro Ser Val Ala Ala Thr 1 5 175 9 PRT hepatitis C virus 175 Ile Gly Thr Val Leu Asp Gln Ala Glu 1 5 176 6 PRT hepatitis C virus 176 Ala Val Ala Tyr Tyr Arg 1 5 177 9 PRT hepatitis C virus 177 Thr Gly Asp Phe Asp Ser Val Ile Asp 1 5 178 278 PRT hepatitis C virus 178 Gly Val Ala Lys Ala Val Asp Phe Val Pro Val Glu Ser Met Glu Thr 1 5 10 15 Thr Met Arg Ser Pro Val Phe Thr Asp Asn Ser Ser Pro Pro Ala Val 20 25 30 Pro Gln Thr Phe Gln Val Ala His Leu His Ala Pro Thr Gly Ser Gly 35 40 45 Lys Ser Thr Lys Val Pro Ala Ala Tyr Ala Ala Gln Gly Tyr Lys Val 50 55 60 Leu Val Leu Asn Pro Ser Val Ala Ala Thr Leu Gly Phe Gly Ala Tyr 65 70 75 80 Met Ser Lys Ala His Gly Val Asp Pro Asn Ile Arg Thr Gly Val Arg 85 90 95 Thr Ile Thr Thr Gly Ala Pro Ile Thr Tyr Ser Thr Tyr Gly Lys Phe 100 105 110 Leu Ala Asp Gly Gly Cys Ser Gly Gly Ala Tyr Asp Ile Ile Ile Cys 115 120 125 Asp Glu Cys His Ser Ile Asp Ser Thr Ser Ile Leu Gly Ile Gly Thr 130 135 140 Val Leu Asp Gln Ala Glu Thr Ala Gly Ala Arg Leu Val Val Leu Ala 145 150 155 160 Thr Ala Thr Pro Pro Gly Ser Val Thr Val Pro His Pro Asn Ile Glu 165 170 175 Glu Val Ala Leu Ser Ser Thr Gly Glu Ile Pro Phe Tyr Gly Lys Ala 180 185 190 Ile Pro Ile Glu Val Ile Lys Gly Gly Arg His Leu Ile Phe Cys His 195 200 205 Ser Lys Lys Lys Cys Asp Glu Leu Ala Ala Lys Leu Ser Gly Phe Gly 210 215 220 Ile Asn Ala Val Ala Tyr Tyr Arg Gly Leu Asp Val Ser Val Ile Pro 225 230 235 240 Thr Ser Gly Asp Val Val Val Val Ala Thr Asp Ala Leu Met Thr Gly 245 250 255 Phe Thr Gly Asp Phe Asp Ser Val Ile Asp Cys Asn Thr Cys Val Thr 260 265 270 Gln Thr Val Asp Phe Ser 275 179 450 PRT hepatitis C virus 179 Met Ser Thr Asn Pro Lys Pro Gln Arg Lys Thr Lys Arg Asn Thr Asn 1 5 10 15 Arg Arg Pro Gln Asp Val Lys Phe Pro Gly Gly Gly Gln Ile Val Gly 20 25 30 Gly Val Tyr Leu Leu Pro Arg Arg Gly Pro Arg Leu Gly Val Arg Ala 35 40 45 Thr Arg Lys Thr Ser Glu Arg Ser Gln Pro Arg Gly Arg Arg Gln Pro 50 55 60 Ile Pro Lys Ala Arg Arg Pro Glu Gly Arg Thr Trp Ala Gln Pro Gly 65 70 75 80 Tyr Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Gly Asn Glu Gly Cys Gly Trp Ala Gly Trp 85 90 95 Leu Leu Ser Pro Arg Gly Ser Arg Pro Ser Trp Gly Pro Thr Asp Pro 100 105 110 Arg Arg Arg Ser Arg Asn Leu Gly Lys Val Ile Asp Thr Leu Thr Cys 115 120 125 Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala Pro Leu 130 135 140 Gly Gly Ala Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Val Leu Glu Asp 145 150 155 160 Gly Val Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile 165 170 175 Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Ala Ser Ala Tyr 180 185 190 Gln Val Arg Asn Ser Ser Gly Leu Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp Cys Pro 195 200 205 Asn Ser Ser Val Val Tyr Glu Ala Ala Asp Ala Ile Leu His Thr Pro 210 215 220 Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Arg Glu Gly Asn Ala Ser Arg Cys Trp Val 225 230 235 240 Ala Val Thr Pro Thr Val Ala Thr Arg Asp Gly Lys Leu Pro Thr Thr 245 250 255 Gln Leu Arg Arg His Ile Asp Leu Leu Val Gly Ser Ala Thr Leu Cys 260 265 270 Ser Ala Leu Tyr Val Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Ser Val Phe Leu Val Gly 275 280 285 Gln Leu Phe Thr Phe Ser Pro Arg His His Trp Thr Thr Gln Asp Cys 290 295 300 Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Pro Gly His Ile Thr Gly His Arg Met Ala Trp 305 310 315 320 Asn Met Met Met Asn Trp Ser Pro Thr Ala Ala Leu Val Val Ala Gln 325 330 335 Leu Leu Arg Ile Pro Gln Ala Ile Met Asp Met Ile Ala Gly Ala His 340 345 350 Trp Gly Val Leu Ala Gly Ile Lys Tyr Phe Ser Met Val Gly Asn Trp 355 360 365 Ala Lys Val Leu Val Val Leu Leu Leu Phe Ala Gly Val Asp Ala Glu 370 375 380 Thr His Val Thr Gly Gly Asn Ala Gly Arg Thr Thr Ala Gly Leu Val 385 390 395 400 Gly Leu Leu Thr Pro Gly Ala Lys Gln Asn Ile Gln Leu Ile Asn Thr 405 410 415 Asn Gly Ser Trp His Ile Asn Ser Thr Ala Leu Asn Cys Asn Glu Ser 420 425 430 Leu Asn Thr Gly Trp Leu Ala Gly Leu Phe Tyr Gln His Lys Phe Asn 435 440 445 Ser Ser 450 180 450 PRT hepatitis C virus 180 Met Ser Thr Asn Pro Lys Pro Gln Arg Lys Thr Lys Arg Asn Thr Asn 1 5 10 15 Arg Arg Pro Gln Asp Val Lys Phe Pro Gly Gly Gly Gln Ile Val Gly 20 25 30 Gly Val Tyr Leu Leu Pro Arg Arg Gly Pro Arg Leu Gly Val Arg Ala 35 40 45 Thr Arg Lys Thr Ser Glu Arg Ser Gln Pro Arg Gly Arg Arg Gln Pro 50 55 60 Ile Pro Lys Ala Arg Arg Pro Glu Gly Arg Thr Trp Ala Gln Pro Gly 65 70 75 80 Tyr Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Gly Asn Glu Gly Cys Gly Trp Ala Gly Trp 85 90 95 Leu Leu Ser Pro Arg Gly Ser Arg Pro Ser Trp Gly Pro Thr Asp Pro 100 105 110 Arg Arg Arg Ser Arg Asn Leu Gly Lys Val Ile Asp Thr Leu Thr Cys 115 120 125 Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala Pro Leu 130 135 140 Gly Gly Ala Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Val Leu Glu Asp 145 150 155 160 Gly Val Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile 165 170 175 Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Ala Ser Ala Tyr 180 185 190 Gln Val Arg Asn Ser Thr Gly Leu Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp Cys Pro 195 200 205 Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala Ala Asp Ala Ile Leu His Thr Pro 210 215 220 Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Arg Glu Gly Asn Ala Ser Arg Cys Trp Val 225 230 235 240 Ala Met Thr Pro Thr Val Ala Thr Arg Asp Gly Lys Leu Pro Ala Thr 245 250 255 Gln Leu Arg Arg His Ile Asp Leu Leu Val Gly Ser Ala Thr Leu Cys 260 265 270 Ser Ala Leu Tyr Val Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Ser Val Phe Leu Val Gly 275 280 285 Gln Leu Phe Thr Phe Ser Pro Arg Arg His Trp Thr Thr Gln Gly Cys 290 295 300 Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Pro Gly His Ile Thr Gly His Arg Met Ala Trp 305 310 315 320 Asp Met Met Met Asn Trp Ser Pro Thr Thr Ala Leu Val Met Ala Gln 325 330 335 Leu Leu Arg Ile Pro Gln Ala Ile Leu Asp Met Ile Ala Gly Ala His 340 345 350 Trp Gly Val Leu Ala Gly Ile Ala Tyr Phe Ser Met Val Gly Asn Trp 355 360 365 Ala Lys Val Leu Val Val Leu Leu Leu Phe Ala Gly Val Asp Ala Glu 370 375 380 Thr His Val Thr Gly Gly Ser Ala Gly His Thr Val Ser Gly Phe Val 385 390 395 400 Ser Leu Leu Ala Pro Gly Ala Lys Gln Asn Val Gln Leu Ile Asn Thr 405 410 415 Asn Gly Ser Trp His Leu Asn Ser Thr Ala Leu Asn Cys Asn Asp Ser 420 425 430 Leu Asn Thr Gly Trp Leu Ala Gly Leu Phe Tyr His His Lys Phe Asn 435 440 445 Ser Ser 450 181 450 PRT hepatitis C virus 181 Met Ser Thr Ile Pro Lys Pro Gln Arg Lys Thr Lys Arg Asn Thr Asn 1 5 10 15 Arg Arg Pro Gln Asp Val Lys Phe Pro Gly Gly Gly Gln Ile Val Gly 20 25 30 Gly Val Tyr Leu Leu Pro Arg Arg Gly Pro Arg Leu Gly Val Arg Ala 35 40 45 Thr Arg Lys Thr Ser Glu Arg Ser Gln Pro Arg Gly Arg Arg Gln Pro 50 55 60 Ile Pro Lys Val Arg Arg Pro Glu Gly Arg Thr Trp Ala Gln Pro Gly 65 70 75 80 Tyr Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Gly Asn Glu Gly Cys Gly Trp Ala Gly Trp 85 90 95 Leu Leu Ser Pro Arg Gly Ser Arg Pro Ser Trp Gly Pro Thr Asp Pro 100 105 110 Arg Arg Arg Ser Arg Asn Leu Gly Lys Val Ile Asp Thr Leu Thr Cys 115 120 125 Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala Pro Leu 130 135 140 Gly Gly Ala Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Val Leu Glu Asp 145 150 155 160 Gly Val Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile 165 170 175 Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Ala Ser Ala Tyr 180 185 190 Gln Val Arg Asn Ser Thr Gly Leu Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp Cys Pro 195 200 205 Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala His Asp Ala Ile Leu His Thr Pro 210 215 220 Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Arg Glu Gly Asn Val Ser Arg Cys Trp Val 225 230 235 240 Ala Met Thr Pro Thr Val Ala Thr Arg Asp Gly Lys Leu Pro Ala Thr 245 250 255 Gln Leu Arg Arg His Ile Asp Leu Leu Val Gly Ser Ala Thr Leu Cys 260 265 270 Ser Ala Leu Tyr Val Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Ser Val Phe Leu Ile Gly 275 280 285 Gln Leu Phe Thr Phe Ser Pro Arg Arg His Trp Thr Thr Gln Gly Cys 290 295 300 Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Pro Gly His Ile Thr Gly His Arg Met Ala Trp 305 310 315 320 Asp Met Met Met Asn Trp Ser Pro Thr Ala Ala Leu Val Met Ala Gln 325 330 335 Leu Leu Arg Ile Pro Gln Ala Ile Leu Asp Met Ile Ala Gly Ala His 340 345 350 Trp Gly Val Leu Ala Gly Ile Ala Tyr Phe Ser Met Val Gly Asn Trp 355 360 365 Ala Lys Val Leu Val Val Leu Leu Leu Phe Ala Gly Val Asp Ala Glu 370 375 380 Thr Ile Val Ser Gly Gly Gln Ala Ala Arg Ala Met Ser Gly Leu Val 385 390 395 400 Ser Leu Phe Thr Pro Gly Ala Lys Gln Asn Ile Gln Leu Ile Asn Thr 405 410 415 Asn Gly Ser Trp His Ile Asn Ser Thr Ala Leu Asn Cys Asn Glu Ser 420 425 430 Leu Asn Thr Gly Trp Leu Ala Gly Leu Ile Tyr Gln His Lys Phe Asn 435 440 445 Ser Ser 450 182 181 PRT hepatitis C virus 182 Thr Cys Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala 1 5 10 15 Pro Leu Gly Gly Ala Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Val Leu 20 25 30 Glu Asp Gly Val Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe 35 40 45 Ser Ile Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Ala Ser 50 55 60 Ala Tyr Gln Val Arg Asn Ser Ser Gly Leu Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp 65 70 75 80 Cys Pro Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala Ala Asp Ala Ile Leu His 85 90 95 Thr Pro Gly Cys Val Pro Cys His Arg Glu Gly Val Ala Ser Arg Cys 100 105 110 Trp Val Ala Met Thr Pro Thr Val Ala Thr Arg Asp Gly Lys Leu Thr 115 120 125 Ala Thr Gln Leu Arg Arg His Ile Asp Leu Leu Val Gly Ser Ala Thr 130 135 140 Leu Cys Ser Ala Leu Tyr Val Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Ser Val Phe Leu 145 150 155 160 Val Gly Gln Leu Phe Thr Phe Ser Pro Arg Arg His Trp Thr Thr Gln 165 170 175 Gly Cys Asn Cys Ser 180 183 192 PRT hepatitis C virus 183 Thr Cys Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala 1 5 10 15 Pro Leu Gly Gly Ala Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Val Leu 20 25 30 Glu Asp Gly Val Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe 35 40 45 Ser Ile Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Ala Ser 50 55 60 Ala His Gln Val Arg Asn Ser Thr Gly Leu Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp 65 70 75 80 Cys Pro Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala Ala Asp Ala Ile Leu His 85 90 95 Thr Pro Gly Cys Val Pro Cys His Arg Glu Gly Val Ala Ser Arg Cys 100 105 110 Trp Val Val Met Thr Pro Thr Val Ala Thr Arg Asp Gly Lys Leu Thr 115 120 125 Ala Thr Gln Leu Arg Arg His Ile Asp Leu Leu Val Gly Ser Ala Thr 130 135 140 Leu Cys Ser Ala Leu Tyr Val Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Ser Val Phe Leu 145 150 155 160 Val Gly Gln Leu Phe Thr Phe Ser Pro Arg Arg His Trp Thr Thr Gln 165 170 175 Gly Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Pro Gly His Ile Thr Gly His Arg Met 180 185 190 184 191 PRT hepatitis C virus 184 Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala Pro Leu 1 5 10 15 Gly Gly Arg Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Val Leu Glu Asp 20 25 30 Gly Val Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile 35 40 45 Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Ala Ser Ala Tyr 50 55 60 Gln Val Arg Asn Ser Thr Gly Leu Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp Cys Pro 65 70 75 80 Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala Ala Asp Ala Ile Leu His Ala Pro 85 90 95 Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Arg Asp Gly Val Ala Ser Arg Cys Trp Val 100 105 110 Val Met Thr Pro Thr Val Ala Lys Arg Asp Gly Lys Leu Thr Ala Thr 115 120 125 Gln Leu Arg Arg His Ile Asp Leu Leu Val Gly Ser Ala Thr Leu Cys 130 135 140 Ser Ala Leu Tyr Val Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Ile Val Phe Leu Val Gly 145 150 155 160 Gln Leu Phe Thr Phe Ser Pro Arg Arg His Trp Thr Thr Gln Asp Cys 165 170 175 Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Pro Gly His Ile Thr Gly His Arg Met Ala 180 185 190 185 191 PRT hepatitis C virus 185 Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala Pro Leu 1 5 10 15 Gly Gly Ala Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Val Leu Glu Asp 20 25 30 Gly Val Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile 35 40 45 Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Ala Ser Ala Tyr 50 55 60 Gln Val Arg Asn Ser Ser Gly Ile Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp Cys Pro 65 70 75 80 Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Thr Ala Asp Thr Ile Leu His Ser Pro 85 90 95 Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Arg Glu Gly Asn Ala Lys Arg Cys Trp Pro 100 105 110 Val Ala Thr Pro Thr Val Ala Thr Arg Asp Asn Lys Leu Pro Ala Thr 115 120 125 Gln Leu Arg Arg His Ile Asp Leu Leu Val Gly Ser Ala Thr Leu Cys 130 135 140 Ser Ala Leu Tyr Val Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Ser Val Phe Leu Val Gly 145 150 155 160 Gln Leu Phe Thr Phe Ser Pro Arg Arg His Trp Thr Thr Gln Asp Cys 165 170 175 Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Pro Gly His Ile Thr Gly His Arg Met Ala 180 185 190 186 192 PRT hepatitis C virus 186 Thr Cys Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala 1 5 10 15 Pro Leu Gly Gly Ala Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Val Leu 20 25 30 Glu Asp Gly Val Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe 35 40 45 Ser Leu Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Ala Ser 50 55 60 Ala Tyr Gln Val Arg Asn Ser Thr Gly Leu Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp 65 70 75 80 Cys Pro Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala Ala Asp Ala Ile Leu His 85 90 95 Ala Pro Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Arg Glu Gly Asn Ala Ser Arg Cys 100 105 110 Trp Val Ala Met Thr Pro Thr Val Ala Thr Arg Asp Arg Lys Leu Thr 115 120 125 Ala Thr Gln Leu Arg Arg His Ile Asp Leu Leu Val Gly Ser Ala Thr 130 135 140 Leu Cys Ser Ala Leu Tyr Val Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Ile Val Phe Leu 145 150 155 160 Val Gly Gln Leu Phe Thr Phe Ser Pro Arg Arg His Trp Thr Thr Gln 165 170 175 Gly Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Pro Gly His Ile Thr Gly His Arg Met 180 185 190 187 450 PRT hepatitis C virus 187 Met Ser Thr Asn Pro Lys Pro Gln Arg Lys Thr Lys Arg Asn Thr Asn 1 5 10 15 Arg Arg Pro Gln Asp Val Lys Phe Pro Gly Gly Gly Gln Ile Val Gly 20 25 30 Gly Val Tyr Leu Leu Pro Arg Arg Gly Pro Arg Leu Gly Val Arg Ala 35 40 45 Thr Arg Lys Thr Ser Glu Arg Ser Gln Pro Arg Gly Arg Arg Gln Pro 50 55 60 Ile Pro Lys Ala Arg Arg Pro Glu Gly Arg Thr Trp Ala Gln Pro Gly 65 70 75 80 Tyr Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Gly Asn Glu Gly Met Gly Trp Ala Gly Trp 85 90 95 Leu Leu Ser Pro Arg Gly Ser Arg Pro Ser Trp Gly Pro Thr Asp Pro 100 105 110 Arg Arg Arg Ser Arg Asn Leu Gly Lys Val Ile Asp Thr Leu Thr Cys 115 120 125 Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala Pro Leu 130 135 140 Gly Gly Ala Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Val Leu Glu Asp 145 150 155 160 Gly Val Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile 165 170 175 Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Ile Pro Ala Ser Ala Tyr 180 185 190 Glu Val Arg Asn Val Ser Gly Ile Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp Cys Ser 195 200 205 Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala Ala Asp Met Ile Met His Thr Pro 210 215 220 Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Arg Glu Ser Asn Phe Ser Arg Cys Trp Val 225 230 235 240 Ala Leu Thr Pro Thr Leu Ala Ala Arg Asn Ser Ser Ile Pro Thr Thr 245 250 255 Thr Ile Arg Arg His Val Asp Leu Leu Val Gly Ala Ala Ala Leu Cys 260 265 270 Ser Ala Met Tyr Val Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Ser Val Phe Leu Val Ser 275 280 285 Gln Leu Phe Thr Phe Ser Pro Arg Arg Tyr Glu Thr Val Gln Asp Cys 290 295 300 Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Pro Gly His Val Ser Gly His Arg Met Ala Trp 305 310 315 320 Asp Met Met Met Asn Trp Ser Pro Thr Thr Ala Leu Val Val Ser Gln 325 330 335 Leu Leu Arg Ile Pro Gln Ala Val Val Asp Met Val Ala Gly Ala His 340 345 350 Trp Gly Val Leu Ala Gly Leu Ala Tyr Tyr Ser Met Val Gly Asn Trp 355 360 365 Ala Lys Val Leu Ile Val Met Leu Leu Phe Ala Gly Val Asp Gly His 370 375 380 Thr His Val Thr Gly Gly Arg Val Ala Ser Ser Thr Gln Ser Leu Val 385 390 395 400 Ser Trp Leu Ser Gln Gly Pro Ser Gln Lys Ile Gln Leu Val Asn Thr 405 410 415 Asn Gly Ser Trp His Ile Asn Arg Thr Ala Leu Asn Cys Asn Asp Ser 420 425 430 Leu Gln Thr Gly Phe Ile Ala Ala Leu Phe Tyr Ala His Arg Phe Asn 435 440 445 Ala Ser 450 188 450 PRT hepatitis C virus 188 Met Ser Thr Asn Pro Lys Pro Gln Arg Lys Thr Lys Arg Asn Thr Asn 1 5 10 15 Arg Arg Pro Gln Asp Val Lys Phe Pro Gly Gly Gly Gln Ile Val Gly 20 25 30 Gly Val Tyr Leu Leu Pro Arg Arg Gly Pro Arg Leu Gly Val Arg Ala 35 40 45 Thr Arg Lys Thr Ser Glu Arg Ser Gln Pro Arg Gly Trp Arg Gln Pro 50 55 60 Ile Pro Lys Ala Arg Arg Pro Glu Gly Arg Ala Trp Ala Gln Pro Gly 65 70 75 80 Tyr Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Gly Asn Glu Gly Leu Gly Trp Ala Gly Trp 85 90 95 Leu Leu Ser Pro Arg Gly Ser Arg Pro Ser Trp Gly Pro Thr Asp Pro 100 105 110 Arg Arg Arg Ser Arg Asn Leu Gly Lys Val Ile Asp Thr Leu Thr Cys 115 120 125 Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala Pro Leu 130 135 140 Gly Gly Ala Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Val Leu Glu Asp 145 150 155 160 Gly Val Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile 165 170 175 Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Ile Pro Ala Ser Ala Tyr 180 185 190 Glu Val Arg Asn Val Ser Gly Ile Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp Cys Ser 195 200 205 Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala Ala Asp Met Ile Met His Thr Pro 210 215 220 Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Arg Glu Asp Asn Ser Ser Arg Cys Trp Val 225 230 235 240 Ala Leu Thr Pro Thr Leu Ala Ala Arg Asn Ala Ser Val Pro Thr Thr 245 250 255 Thr Ile Arg Arg His Val Asp Leu Leu Val Gly Ala Ala Ala Phe Cys 260 265 270 Ser Ala Met Tyr Val Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Ser Val Phe Leu Val Ser 275 280 285 Gln Leu Phe Thr Phe Ser Pro Arg Arg His Glu Thr Val Gln Asp Cys 290 295 300 Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Pro Gly His Leu Ser Gly His Arg Met Ala Trp 305 310 315 320 Asp Met Met Met Asn Trp Ser Pro Thr Thr Ala Leu Val Val Ser Gln 325 330 335 Leu Leu Arg Ile Pro Gln Ala Val Val Asp Met Val Ala Gly Ala His 340 345 350 Trp Gly Val Leu Ala Gly Leu Ala Tyr Tyr Ser Met Val Gly Asn Trp 355 360 365 Ala Lys Val Leu Ile Val Ala Leu Leu Phe Ala Gly Val Asp Gly Glu 370 375 380 Thr Tyr Thr Ser Gly Gly Ala Ala Ser His Thr Thr Ser Thr Leu Ala 385 390 395 400 Ser Leu Phe Ser Pro Gly Ala Ser Gln Arg Ile Gln Leu Val Asn Thr 405 410 415 Asn Gly Ser Trp His Ile Asn Arg Thr Ala Leu Asn Cys Asn Asp Ser 420 425 430 Leu His Thr Gly Phe Leu Ala Ala Leu Phe Tyr Thr His Arg Phe Asn 435 440 445 Ser Ser 450 189 450 PRT hepatitis C virus 189 Met Ser Thr Asn Pro Lys Pro Gln Arg Lys Thr Lys Arg Asn Thr Asn 1 5 10 15 Arg Arg Pro Gln Asp Val Lys Phe Pro Gly Gly Gly Gln Ile Val Gly 20 25 30 Gly Val Tyr Leu Leu Pro Arg Arg Gly Pro Arg Leu Gly Val Arg Ala 35 40 45 Thr Arg Lys Thr Ser Glu Arg Ser Gln Pro Arg Gly Arg Arg Gln Pro 50 55 60 Ile Pro Lys Ala Arg Gln Pro Glu Gly Arg Ala Trp Ala Gln Pro Gly 65 70 75 80 Tyr Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Gly Asn Glu Gly Leu Gly Trp Ala Gly Trp 85 90 95 Leu Leu Ser Pro Arg Gly Ser Arg Pro Ser Trp Gly Pro Thr Asp Pro 100 105 110 Arg Arg Arg Ser Arg Asn Leu Gly Lys Val Ile Asp Thr Leu Thr Cys 115 120 125 Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala Pro Leu 130 135 140 Gly Gly Ala Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Val Leu Glu Asp 145 150 155 160 Gly Val Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile 165 170 175 Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Ile Pro Ala Ser Ala Tyr 180 185 190 Glu Val Arg Asn Val Ser Gly Ile Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp Cys Ser 195 200 205 Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala Ala Asp Val Ile Met His Thr Pro 210 215 220 Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Arg Glu Gly Asn Ser Ser Arg Cys Trp Val 225 230 235 240 Ala Leu Thr Pro Thr Leu Ala Ala Arg Asp Ala Ser Val Pro Thr Thr 245 250 255 Thr Ile Arg Arg His Val Asp Leu Leu Val Gly Thr Ala Ala Phe Cys 260 265 270 Ser Ala Met Tyr Val Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Ser Ile Phe Leu Val Ser 275 280 285 Gln Leu Phe Thr Phe Ser Pro Arg Arg His Glu Thr Val Gln Asp Cys 290 295 300 Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Pro Gly His Val Ser Gly His Arg Met Ala Trp 305 310 315 320 Asp Met Met Met Asn Trp Ser Pro Thr Thr Ala Leu Val Val Ser Gln 325 330 335 Leu Leu Arg Ile Pro Gln Ala Val Val Asp Met Val Ala Gly Ala His 340 345 350 Trp Gly Val Leu Ala Gly Leu Ala Tyr Tyr Ser Met Val Gly Asn Trp 355 360 365 Ala Lys Val Leu Ile Val Ala Leu Leu Phe Ala Gly Val Asp Gly Ala 370 375 380 Thr Tyr Thr Ser Gly Gly Val Ala Gly Arg Thr Thr Ser Gly Phe Thr 385 390 395 400 Ser Leu Phe Ser Ser Gly Ala Ser Gln Lys Ile Gln Leu Val Asn Thr 405 410 415 Asn Gly Ser Trp His Ile Asn Arg Thr Ala Leu Asn Cys Asn Asp Ser 420 425 430 Leu His Thr Gly Phe Leu Ala Ala Leu Phe Tyr Thr His Lys Phe Asn 435 440 445 Ser Ser 450 190 450 PRT hepatitis C virus 190 Met Ser Thr Asn Pro Lys Pro Gln Arg Lys Thr Lys Arg Asn Thr Asn 1 5 10 15 Arg Arg Pro Gln Asp Val Lys Phe Pro Gly Gly Gly Gln Ile Val Gly 20 25 30 Gly Val Tyr Leu Leu Pro Arg Arg Gly Pro Arg Leu Gly Val Arg Ala 35 40 45 Thr Arg Lys Thr Ser Glu Arg Ser Gln Pro Arg Gly Arg Arg Gln Pro 50 55 60 Ile Pro Lys Ala Arg Arg Pro Glu Gly Arg Thr Trp Ala Gln Pro Gly 65 70 75 80 Tyr Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Gly Asn Glu Gly Phe Gly Trp Ala Gly Trp 85 90 95 Leu Leu Ser Pro Arg Gly Ser Arg Pro Ser Trp Gly Pro Thr Asp Pro 100 105 110 Arg Arg Arg Ser Arg Asn Leu Gly Lys Val Ile Asp Thr Leu Thr Cys 115 120 125 Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala Pro Leu 130 135 140 Gly Gly Ala Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Val Leu Glu Asp 145 150 155 160 Gly Val Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile 165 170 175 Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Thr Pro Ala Ser Ala Tyr 180 185 190 Glu Val Arg Asn Val Ser Gly Ile Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp Cys Ser 195 200 205 Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala Ala Asp Leu Ile Met His Thr Pro 210 215 220 Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Arg Glu Gly Asn Ser Ser Arg Cys Trp Val 225 230 235 240 Ala Leu Thr Pro Thr Leu Ala Ala Arg Asn Ala Thr Ile Pro Thr Ala 245 250 255 Thr Val Arg Arg His Val Asp Leu Leu Val Gly Ala Ala 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Leu Phe Tyr Ala His Lys Phe Asn 435 440 445 Ser Ser 450 192 450 PRT hepatitis C virus 192 Met Ser Thr Asn Pro Lys Pro Gln Arg Lys Thr Lys Arg Asn Thr Tyr 1 5 10 15 Arg Arg Pro Gln Asp Val Lys Phe Pro Gly Gly Gly Gln Ile Val Gly 20 25 30 Gly Val Tyr Val Leu Pro Arg Arg Gly Pro Thr Leu Gly Val Arg Ala 35 40 45 Thr Arg Lys Thr Ser Glu Arg Ser Gln Pro Arg Gly Arg Arg Gln Pro 50 55 60 Ile Pro Lys Ala Arg Arg Pro Glu Gly Arg Ala Trp Ala Gln Pro Gly 65 70 75 80 Tyr Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Gly Asn Glu Gly Leu Gly Trp Ala Gly Trp 85 90 95 Leu Leu Ser Pro Arg Gly Ser Arg Pro Ser Trp Gly Pro Thr Asp Pro 100 105 110 Arg Arg Arg Ser Arg Asn Leu Gly Lys Val Ile Asp Thr Leu Thr Cys 115 120 125 Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala Pro Leu 130 135 140 Gly Gly Ala Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Val Leu Glu Asp 145 150 155 160 Gly Val Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile 165 170 175 Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Ile Pro Ala Ser Ala Tyr 180 185 190 Gln Val Arg Asn Arg Ser Gly Leu Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp Cys Ser 195 200 205 Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala Ala Gly Met Ile Met His Thr Pro 210 215 220 Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Arg Glu Asn Asn Val Ser Arg Cys Trp Val 225 230 235 240 Ala Leu Thr Pro Thr Leu Ala Ala Arg Asn Thr Ser Ile Pro Thr Thr 245 250 255 Thr Ile Arg Arg His Val Asp Leu Leu Val Gly Ala Ala Ala Phe Cys 260 265 270 Ser Ala Met Tyr Val Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Ser Val Phe Leu Val Ser 275 280 285 Gln Leu Phe Thr Phe Ser Pro Arg Arg Tyr Glu Thr Val Gln Asp Cys 290 295 300 Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Pro Gly His Val Ser Gly His Arg Met Ala Trp 305 310 315 320 Asp Met Met Met Asn Trp Ser Pro Thr Thr Ala Leu Val Val Ser Gln 325 330 335 Leu Leu Arg Ile Pro Gln Ala Val Val Asp Met Val Ala Gly Ala His 340 345 350 Trp Gly Val Leu Ala Gly Leu Ala Tyr Tyr Ser Met Val Gly Asn Trp 355 360 365 Ala Lys Val Leu Ile Val Met Leu Leu Phe Ala Gly Val Asp Gly Val 370 375 380 Thr Tyr Thr Thr Gly Gly Ser Gln Ala Arg His Thr Gln Gly Val Ala 385 390 395 400 Ser Phe Phe Thr Pro Gly Pro Ala Gln Lys Ile Gln Leu Ile Asn Thr 405 410 415 Asn Gly Ser Trp His Ile Asn Arg Thr Ala Leu Asn Cys Asn Glu Ser 420 425 430 Leu Asn Thr Gly Phe Phe Ala Ala Leu Phe Tyr Ala His Lys Phe Asn 435 440 445 Ser Ser 450 193 450 PRT hepatitis C virus 193 Met Ser Thr Asn Pro Lys Pro Gln Arg Lys Thr Lys Arg Asn Thr Asn 1 5 10 15 Arg Arg Pro Gln Asp Val Lys Phe Pro Gly Gly Gly Gln Ile Val Gly 20 25 30 Gly Val Tyr Leu Leu Pro Arg Arg Gly Pro Arg Leu Gly Val Arg Ala 35 40 45 Pro Arg Lys Thr Ser Glu Arg Ser Gln Pro Arg Gly Arg Arg Gln Pro 50 55 60 Ile Pro Lys Ala Arg Arg Pro Glu Gly Arg Thr Trp Ala Gln Pro Gly 65 70 75 80 Tyr Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Gly Asn Glu Gly Leu Gly Trp Ala Gly Trp 85 90 95 Leu Leu Ser Pro Arg Gly Ser Arg Pro Ser Trp Gly Pro Thr Asp Pro 100 105 110 Arg Arg Arg Ser Arg Asn Leu Gly Lys Val Ile Asp Thr Leu Thr Cys 115 120 125 Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala Pro Leu 130 135 140 Gly Gly Ala Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Val Leu Glu Asp 145 150 155 160 Gly Val Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile 165 170 175 Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Thr Pro Ala Ser Ala Tyr 180 185 190 Glu Val His Asn Val Ser Gly Ile Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp Cys Ser 195 200 205 Asn Ala Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala Ala Asp Leu Ile Met His Thr Pro 210 215 220 Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Arg Glu Gly Asn Ser Ser Arg Cys Trp Val 225 230 235 240 Ala Leu Thr Pro Thr Leu Ala Ala Arg Asn Val Thr Ile Pro Thr Thr 245 250 255 Thr Ile Arg Arg His Val Asp Leu Leu Val Gly Ala Ala Ala Phe Cys 260 265 270 Ser Ala Met Tyr Val Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Ser Val Phe Leu Val Ser 275 280 285 Gln Leu Phe Thr Phe Ser Pro Arg Arg His Val Thr Leu Gln Asp Cys 290 295 300 Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Pro Gly His Val Ser Gly His Arg Met Ala Trp 305 310 315 320 Asp Met Met Met Asn Trp Ser Pro Thr Thr Ala Leu Val Val Ser Gln 325 330 335 Leu Leu Arg Ile Pro Gln Ala Val Val Asp Met Val Ala Gly Ala His 340 345 350 Trp Gly Val Leu Ala Gly Leu Ala Tyr Tyr Ser Met Ala Gly Asn Trp 355 360 365 Ala Lys Val Leu Ile Val Met Leu Leu Phe Ala Gly Val Asp Gly Asp 370 375 380 Thr His Val Thr Gly Gly Ala Gln Ala Lys Thr Thr Asn Arg Leu Val 385 390 395 400 Ser Met Phe Ala Ser Gly Pro Ser Gln Lys Ile Gln Leu Ile Asn Thr 405 410 415 Asn Gly Ser Trp His Ile Asn Arg Thr Ala Leu Asn Cys Asn Asp Ser 420 425 430 Leu Gln Thr Gly Phe Leu Ala Ala Leu Phe Tyr Thr His Ser Phe Asn 435 440 445 Ser Ser 450 194 450 PRT hepatitis C virus 194 Met Ser Thr Asn Pro Lys Pro Gln Arg Lys Thr Lys Arg Asn Thr Asn 1 5 10 15 Arg Arg Pro Gln Asp Val Lys Phe Pro Gly Gly Gly Gln Ile Val Gly 20 25 30 Gly Val Tyr Leu Leu Pro Arg Arg Gly Pro Arg Leu Gly Val Arg Ala 35 40 45 Thr Arg Lys Thr Ser Glu Arg Ser Gln Pro Arg Gly Arg Arg Gln Pro 50 55 60 Ile Pro Lys Ala Arg Gln Pro Glu Gly Arg Ala Trp Ala Gln Pro Gly 65 70 75 80 Tyr Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Gly Asn Glu Gly Leu Gly Trp Ala Gly Trp 85 90 95 Leu Leu Ser Pro Tyr Gly Ser Arg Pro Arg Trp Gly Pro Thr Asp Pro 100 105 110 Arg Arg Arg Ser Arg Asn Leu Gly Lys Val Ile Asp Thr Leu Thr Cys 115 120 125 Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala Pro Leu 130 135 140 Gly Gly Ala Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Val Leu Glu Asp 145 150 155 160 Gly Val Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile 165 170 175 Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Val Ser Thr Tyr 180 185 190 Glu Val Arg Asn Val Ser Gly Val Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp Cys Ser 195 200 205 Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala Ala Asp Met Ile Met His Thr Pro 210 215 220 Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Arg Glu Gly Asn Ser Ser Arg Cys Trp Val 225 230 235 240 Ala Leu Thr Pro Thr Leu Ala Ala Arg Asn Ser Ser Ile Pro Thr Thr 245 250 255 Thr Ile Arg Arg His Val Asp Leu Leu Val Gly Ala Ala Ala Leu Cys 260 265 270 Ser Ala Met Tyr Val Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Ser Val Phe Leu Val Ser 275 280 285 Gln Leu Phe Thr Phe Ser Pro Arg Arg Tyr Glu Thr Val Gln Asp Cys 290 295 300 Asn Cys Ser Leu Tyr Pro Gly His Val Ser Gly His Arg Met Ala Trp 305 310 315 320 Asp Met Met Met Asn Trp Ser Pro Thr Thr Ala Leu Val Val Ser Gln 325 330 335 Leu Leu Arg Ile Pro Gln Ala Val Val Asp Met Val Val Gly Ala His 340 345 350 Trp Gly Val Leu Ala Gly Leu Ala Tyr Tyr Ser Met Val Gly Asn Trp 355 360 365 Ala Lys Val Leu Ile Val Met Leu Leu Phe Ala Gly Val Asp Gly Thr 370 375 380 Thr Tyr Val Ser Val Gly His Ala Ser Gln Thr Thr Arg Arg Val Ala 385 390 395 400 Ser Phe Phe Ser Pro Gly Ser Ala Gln Lys Ile Gln Leu Val Asn Thr 405 410 415 Asn Gly Ser Trp His Ile Asn Arg Thr Ala Leu Asn Cys Asn Glu Ser 420 425 430 Ile Asn Thr Gly Phe Phe Ala Ala Leu Phe Tyr Val Lys Lys Phe Asn 435 440 445 Ser Ser 450 195 450 PRT hepatitis C virus 195 Met Ser Thr Asn Gly Lys Pro Gln Arg Lys Thr Lys Arg Asn Thr Asn 1 5 10 15 Arg Arg Pro Gln Asp Val Lys Phe Pro Gly Gly Gly Gln Ile Val Gly 20 25 30 Gly Val Tyr Leu Leu Pro Arg Arg Gly Pro Arg Leu Gly Val Arg Ala 35 40 45 Thr Arg Lys Thr Trp Glu Arg Ser Gln Pro Arg Gly Arg Arg Gln Pro 50 55 60 Ile Pro Lys Ala Arg Gln Pro Glu Gly Arg Ala Trp Ala Gln Pro Gly 65 70 75 80 Tyr Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Gly Asn Glu Gly Leu Gly Trp Ala Gly Trp 85 90 95 Leu Val Ser Pro Arg Gly Ser Arg Pro Asn Trp Gly Pro Thr Asp Pro 100 105 110 Arg Arg Arg Ser Arg Asn Leu Gly Lys Val Ile Asp Thr Leu Thr Cys 115 120 125 Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala Pro Leu 130 135 140 Gly Gly Val Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Val Leu Glu Asp 145 150 155 160 Gly Val Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile 165 170 175 Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Ile Pro Ala Ser Ala Tyr 180 185 190 Glu Val His Asn Val Ser Gly Ile Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp Cys Ser 195 200 205 Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala Ala Asp Met Ile Met His Thr Pro 210 215 220 Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Arg Glu Asn Asn Ser Ser Arg Cys Trp Val 225 230 235 240 Ala Leu Thr Pro Thr Leu Ala Ala Arg Asn Asn Ser Val Pro Thr Ala 245 250 255 Thr Ile Arg Arg His Val Asp Leu Leu Val Gly Ala Ala Ala Phe Cys 260 265 270 Ser Ala Met Tyr Val Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Ser Val Phe Leu Val Ser 275 280 285 Gln Leu Phe Thr Phe Ser Pro Arg Arg Tyr Glu Thr Val Gln Asp Cys 290 295 300 Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Pro Gly His Val Thr Gly His Arg Met Ala Trp 305 310 315 320 Asp Met Met Met Asn Trp Ser Pro Thr Thr Ala Leu Val Val Ser Gln 325 330 335 Leu Leu Arg Ile Pro Gln Ala Val Val Asp Met Val Gly Gly Ala His 340 345 350 Trp Gly Val Leu Ala Gly Leu Ala Tyr Tyr Ser Met Val Gly Asn Trp 355 360 365 Ala Lys Val Leu Ile Val Met Leu Leu Phe Ala Gly Val Asp Gly Ser 370 375 380 Thr Ile Val Ser Gly Gly Thr Val Ala Arg Thr Thr His Ser Leu Ala 385 390 395 400 Ser Leu Phe Thr Gln Gly Ala Ser Gln Lys Ile Gln Leu Ile Asn Thr 405 410 415 Asn Gly Ser Trp His Ile Asn Arg Thr Ala Leu Asn Cys Asn Asp Ser 420 425 430 Leu Gln Thr Gly Phe Leu Ala Ser Leu Phe Tyr Ala His Arg Phe Asn 435 440 445 Ala Ser 450 196 258 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (71)..(71) Xaa is any amino acid 196 Met Ser Thr Asn Pro Lys Pro Gln Arg Lys Thr Lys Arg Asn Thr Asn 1 5 10 15 Arg Arg Pro Gln Asp Val Lys Phe Pro Gly Gly Gly Gln Ile Val Gly 20 25 30 Gly Val Tyr Leu Leu Pro Arg Arg Gly Pro Arg Leu Gly Val Arg Ala 35 40 45 Thr Arg Lys Thr Ser Glu Arg Ser Gln Pro Arg Gly Arg Arg Gln Pro 50 55 60 Ile Pro Lys Ala Arg Arg Xaa Glu Gly Arg Ser Trp Ala Gln Pro Gly 65 70 75 80 Tyr Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Gly Asn Glu Gly Cys Gly Trp Ala Gly Trp 85 90 95 Leu Leu Ser Pro Arg Gly Ser Arg Pro Asn Trp Gly Pro Asp Gly Val 100 105 110 Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile Phe Leu 115 120 125 Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Xaa Thr Ala His Glu Val 130 135 140 Arg Asn Ala Ser Gly Val Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp Cys Ser Asn Ser 145 150 155 160 Ser Ile Ile Tyr Glu Met Asp Gly Met Ile Met His Tyr Pro Gly Cys 165 170 175 Val Pro Cys Val Arg Glu Asp Asn His Leu Arg Cys Trp Met Ala Leu 180 185 190 Thr Pro Thr Leu Ala Val Lys Xaa Ala Ser Val Pro Thr Xaa Ala Ile 195 200 205 Arg Arg His Val Asp Leu Leu Val Gly Xaa Xaa Thr Phe Cys Ser Ala 210 215 220 Met Tyr Val Xaa Asp Leu Cys Gly Ser Val Phe Leu Ala Gly Gln Leu 225 230 235 240 Phe Thr Phe Ser Pro Arg Met His His Thr Thr Gln Glu Cys Asn Cys 245 250 255 Ser Ile 197 258 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (75)..(75) Xaa is any amino acid 197 Met Ser Thr Asn Pro Lys Pro Gln Arg Lys Thr Lys Arg Asn Thr Asn 1 5 10 15 Arg Arg Pro Gln Asp Val Lys Phe Pro Gly Gly Gly Gln Ile Val Gly 20 25 30 Gly Val Tyr Leu Leu Pro Arg Arg Gly Pro Arg Leu Gly Val Arg Ala 35 40 45 Thr Arg Lys Thr Ser Glu Arg Ser Gln Pro Arg Asp Arg Arg Gln Pro 50 55 60 Ile Pro Lys Ala Arg Gln Ser Asp Gly Arg Xaa Trp Ala Gln Pro Gly 65 70 75 80 His Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Gly Asn Glu Gly Cys Gly Trp Ala Gly Trp 85 90 95 Leu Leu Ser Pro Arg Gly Ser Arg Pro Ser Trp Gly Pro Asp Gly Val 100 105 110 Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile Phe Leu 115 120 125 Leu Ala Phe Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Thr Thr Ala His Glu Val 130 135 140 Arg Asn Ala Ser Gly Val Tyr His Leu Thr Asn Asp Cys Ser Asn Ser 145 150 155 160 Ser Ile Ile Tyr Glu Met Ser Gly Met Ile Leu His Ala Pro Gly Cys 165 170 175 Val Pro Cys Val Arg Glu Asn Asn Ser Ser Arg Cys Trp Met Xaa Leu 180 185 190 Thr Pro Thr Leu Ala Val Lys Asp Ala Asn Val Pro Thr Ala Ala Ile 195 200 205 Arg Arg His Val Asp Leu Leu Val Gly Thr Ala Ala Phe Arg Ser Ala 210 215 220 Met Tyr Val Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Ser Val Phe Leu Val Gly Gln Leu 225 230 235 240 Phe Thr Phe Ser Pro Arg Leu Tyr His Thr Thr Gln Glu Cys Asn Cys 245 250 255 Ser Ile 198 74 PRT hepatitis C virus 198 Met Ser Thr Asn Pro Lys Pro Gln Arg Lys Thr Lys Arg Asn Thr Asn 1 5 10 15 Arg Arg Pro Gln Asp Val Lys Phe Pro Gly Gly Gly Gln Ile Val Gly 20 25 30 Gly Val Tyr Val Leu Pro Arg Arg Gly Pro Arg Leu Gly Val Arg Ala 35 40 45 Ala Arg Lys Thr Ser Glu Arg Ser Gln Pro Arg Gly Arg Arg Gln Pro 50 55 60 Ile Pro Lys Glu Arg Arg Pro Glu Gly Arg 65 70 199 319 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (152)..(152) Xaa is any amino acid 199 Met Ser Thr Asn Pro Lys Pro Gln Arg Lys Thr Lys Arg Asn Thr Asn 1 5 10 15 Arg Arg Pro Gln Asp Val Lys Phe Pro Gly Gly Gly Gln Ile Val Gly 20 25 30 Gly Val Tyr Leu Leu Pro Arg Arg Gly Pro Arg Leu Gly Val Arg Ala 35 40 45 Thr Arg Lys Thr Ser Glu Arg Ser Gln Pro Arg Gly Arg Arg Gln Pro 50 55 60 Ile Pro Lys Ala Arg Arg Pro Glu Gly Arg Ser Trp Ala Gln Pro Gly 65 70 75 80 Tyr Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Ala Asn Glu Gly Cys Gly Trp Ala Gly Trp 85 90 95 Leu Leu Ser Pro Arg Gly Ser Arg Pro Ser Trp Gly Pro Asn Asp Pro 100 105 110 Arg Arg Arg Ser Arg Asn Leu Gly Lys Val Ile Asp Thr Leu Thr Cys 115 120 125 Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala Pro Leu 130 135 140 Gly Gly Ala Ser Arg Thr Leu Xaa His Gly Val Arg Val Leu Xaa Gly 145 150 155 160 Gly Val Xaa Xaa Xaa Xaa Xaa Asn Leu Xaa Gly Cys Ser Xaa Xaa Ile 165 170 175 Phe Leu Leu Xaa Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Thr Ser Ala Tyr 180 185 190 Glu Val His Ser Thr Thr Asp Gly Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp Cys Ser 195 200 205 Asn Gly Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala Lys Asp Ile Ile Leu His Thr Pro 210 215 220 Gly Xaa Val Pro Cys Ile Arg Glu Gly Asn Ile Ser Arg Cys Trp Val 225 230 235 240 Pro Leu Thr Pro Thr Leu Ala Ala Arg Ile Ala Asn Ala Pro Ile Asp 245 250 255 Glu Val Arg Arg His Val Asp Leu Leu Val Gly Ala Ala Val Phe Cys 260 265 270 Ser Ala Met Tyr Ile Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Gly Val Phe Leu Val Gly 275 280 285 Gln Leu Phe Thr Phe Thr Ser Arg Arg His Trp Thr Val Gln Asp Cys 290 295 300 Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Ser Gly His Ile Thr Gly His Xaa Xaa Xaa 305 310 315 200 450 PRT hepatitis C virus 200 Met Ser Thr Asn Pro Lys Pro Gln Arg Lys Thr Lys Arg Asn Thr Asn 1 5 10 15 Arg Arg Pro Gln Asp Val Lys Phe Pro Gly Gly Gly Gln Ile Val Gly 20 25 30 Gly Val Tyr Leu Leu Pro Arg Arg Gly Pro Arg Leu Gly Val Arg Ala 35 40 45 Thr Arg Lys Thr Ser Glu Arg Ser Gln Pro Arg Gly Arg Arg Gln Pro 50 55 60 Ile Pro Lys Asp Arg Arg Ser Thr Gly Lys Ser Trp Gly Lys Pro Gly 65 70 75 80 Tyr Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Gly Asn Glu Gly Leu Gly Trp Ala Gly Trp 85 90 95 Leu Leu Ser Pro Arg Gly Ser Arg Pro Ser Trp Gly Pro Asn Asp Pro 100 105 110 Arg His Arg Ser Arg Asn Val Gly Lys Val Ile Asp Thr Leu Thr Cys 115 120 125 Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Val Val Gly Ala Pro Leu 130 135 140 Gly Gly Val Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Val Leu Glu Asp 145 150 155 160 Gly Val Asn Phe Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile 165 170 175 Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Ile Thr Thr Pro Val Ser Ala Ala 180 185 190 Glu Val Lys Asn Ile Ser Thr Gly Tyr Met Val Thr Asn Asp Cys Thr 195 200 205 Asn Asp Ser Ile Thr Trp Gln Leu Gln Ala Ala Val Leu His Val Pro 210 215 220 Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Glu Lys Val Gly Asn Thr Ser Arg Cys Trp Ile 225 230 235 240 Pro Val Ser Pro Asn Val Ala Val Gln Gln Pro Gly Ala Leu Thr Gln 245 250 255 Gly Leu Arg Thr His Ile Asp Met Val Val Met Ser Ala Thr Leu Cys 260 265 270 Ser Ala Leu Tyr Val Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Gly Val Met Leu Ala Ala 275 280 285 Gln Met Phe Ile Val Ser Pro Gln His His Trp Phe Val Gln Asp Cys 290 295 300 Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Pro Gly Thr Ile Thr Gly His Arg Met Ala Trp 305 310 315 320 Asp Met Met Met Asn Trp Ser Pro Thr Ala Thr Met Ile Leu Ala Tyr 325 330 335 Ala Met Arg Val Pro Glu Val Ile Ile Asp Ile Ile Gly Gly Ala His 340 345 350 Trp Gly Val Met Phe Gly Leu Ala Tyr Phe Ser Met Gln Gly Ala Trp 355 360 365 Ala Lys Val Val Val Ile Leu Leu Leu Ala Ala Gly Val Asp Ala Gln 370 375 380 Thr His Thr Val Gly Gly Ser Thr Ala His Asn Ala Arg Thr Leu Thr 385 390 395 400 Gly Met Phe Ser Leu Gly Ala Arg Gln Lys Ile Gln Leu Ile Asn Thr 405 410 415 Asn Gly Ser Trp His Ile Asn Arg Thr Ala Leu Asn Cys Asn Asp Ser 420 425 430 Leu His Thr Gly Phe Leu Ala Ser Leu Phe Tyr Thr His Ser Phe Asn 435 440 445 Ser Ser 450 201 450 PRT hepatitis C virus 201 Met Ser Thr Asn Pro Lys Pro Gln Arg Lys Thr Lys Arg Asn Thr Asn 1 5 10 15 Arg Arg Pro Gln Asp Val Lys Phe Pro Gly Gly Gly Gln Ile Val Gly 20 25 30 Gly Val Tyr Leu Leu Pro Arg Arg Gly Pro Arg Leu Gly Val Arg Ala 35 40 45 Thr Arg Lys Thr Ser Glu Arg Ser Gln Pro Arg Gly Arg Arg Gln Pro 50 55 60 Ile Pro Lys Asp Arg Arg Ser Thr Gly Lys Ser Trp Gly Lys Pro Gly 65 70 75 80 Tyr Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Gly Asn Glu Gly Cys Gly Trp Ala Gly Trp 85 90 95 Leu Leu Ser Pro Arg Gly Ser Arg Pro Thr Trp Gly Pro Thr Asp Pro 100 105 110 Arg His Arg Ser Arg Asn Leu Gly Arg Val Ile Asp Thr Ile Thr Cys 115 120 125 Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Val Val Gly Ala Pro Val 130 135 140 Gly Gly Val Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Val Leu Glu Asp 145 150 155 160 Gly Ile Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile 165 170 175 Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Val Thr Val Pro Val Ser Ala Val 180 185 190 Glu Val Arg Asn Ile Ser Ser Ser Tyr Tyr Ala Thr Asn Asp Cys Ser 195 200 205 Asn Asn Ser Ile Thr Trp Gln Leu Thr Asp Ala Val Leu His Leu Pro 210 215 220 Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Glu Asn Asp Asn Gly Thr Leu His Cys Trp Ile 225 230 235 240 Gln Val Thr Pro Asn Val Ala Val Lys His Arg Gly Ala Leu Thr Arg 245 250 255 Ser Leu Arg Thr His Val Asp Met Ile Val Met Ala Ala Thr Ala Cys 260 265 270 Ser Ala Leu Tyr Val Gly Asp Val Cys Gly Ala Val Met Ile Leu Ser 275 280 285 Gln Ala Phe Met Val Ser Pro Gln Arg His Asn Phe Thr Gln Glu Cys 290 295 300 Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Gln Gly His Ile Thr Gly His Arg Met Ala Trp 305 310 315 320 Asp Met Met Leu Ser Trp Ser Pro Thr Leu Thr Met Ile Leu Ala Tyr 325 330 335 Ala Ala Arg Val Pro Glu Leu Val Leu Glu Ile Ile Phe Gly Gly His 340 345 350 Trp Gly Val Val Phe Gly Leu Ala Tyr Phe Ser Met Gln Gly Ala Trp 355 360 365 Ala Lys Val Ile Ala Ile Leu Leu Leu Val Ala Gly Val Asp Ala Thr 370 375 380 Thr Tyr Ser Ser Gly Gln Glu Ala Gly Arg Thr Val Ala Gly Phe Ala 385 390 395 400 Gly Leu Phe Thr Thr Gly Ala Lys Gln Asn Leu Tyr Leu Ile Asn Thr 405 410 415 Asn Gly Ser Trp His Ile Asn Arg Thr Ala Leu Asn Cys Asn Asp Ser 420 425 430 Leu Gln Thr Gly Phe Leu Ala Ser Leu Phe Tyr Thr His Lys Phe Asn 435 440 445 Ser Ser 450 202 319 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (319)..(319) Xaa is any amino acid 202 Met Ser Thr Asn Pro Lys Pro Gln Arg Lys Thr Lys Arg Asn Thr Asn 1 5 10 15 Arg Arg Pro Gln Asp Val Lys Phe Pro Gly Gly Gly Gln Ile Val Gly 20 25 30 Gly Val Tyr Leu Leu Pro Arg Arg Gly Pro Arg Leu Gly Val Arg Ala 35 40 45 Thr Arg Lys Thr Ser Glu Arg Ser Gln Pro Arg Gly Arg Arg Gln Pro 50 55 60 Ile Pro Lys Asp Arg Arg Thr Thr Gly Lys Ser Trp Gly Arg Pro Gly 65 70 75 80 Tyr Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Gly Asn Glu Gly Leu Gly Trp Ala Gly Trp 85 90 95 Leu Leu Ser Pro Arg Gly Ser Arg Pro Ser Trp Gly Pro Thr Asp Pro 100 105 110 Arg His Arg Ser Arg Asn Leu Gly Lys Val Ile Asp Thr Leu Thr Cys 115 120 125 Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Val Val Gly Ala Pro Val 130 135 140 Gly Gly Val Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Val Leu Glu Asp 145 150 155 160 Gly Ile Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile 165 170 175 Phe Leu Ser Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Ile Ser Val Pro Val Ser Ala Val 180 185 190 Glu Val Lys Asn Thr Ser Thr Ser Tyr Met Val Thr Asn Asp Cys Ser 195 200 205 Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Trp Gln Leu Glu Gly Ala Val Leu His Thr Pro 210 215 220 Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Glu Gln Ile Gly Asn Ala Ser Arg Cys Trp Val 225 230 235 240 Pro Val Ser Pro Asn Val Ala Ile Arg Gln Pro Gly Thr Leu Thr Lys 245 250 255 Gly Leu Arg Ala His Val Asp Val Ile Val Met Ser Ala Thr Leu Cys 260 265 270 Ser Ala Leu Tyr Val Gly Asp Val Cys Gly Ala Leu Met Ile Ala Ala 275 280 285 Gln Ala Val Ile Ala Ser Pro Gln Arg His Thr Phe Val Gln Glu Cys 290 295 300 Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Pro Gly His Ile Thr Gly His Arg Met Xaa 305 310 315 203 193 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (5)..(5) Xaa is any amino acid 203 Thr Cys Gly Phe Xaa Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Val Val Gly Ala 1 5 10 15 Pro Xaa Gly Gly Val Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Val Leu 20 25 30 Glu Asp Gly Ile Xaa Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Met Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe 35 40 45 Ser Ile Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Xaa Ile Ser Val Pro Val Ser 50 55 60 Ala Xaa Glu Val Arg Asn Thr Ser Thr Leu Tyr Met Val Thr Asn Asp 65 70 75 80 Cys Ser Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Trp Gln Leu Glu Gly Ala Val Xaa His 85 90 95 Ile Pro Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Glu Trp Thr Asn Thr Thr Pro Arg Cys 100 105 110 Trp Val Pro Val Ser Pro Xaa Val Ala Ile Arg Gln Pro Gly Ala Leu 115 120 125 Thr Lys Gly Leu Arg Ala His Ile Asp Val Ile Val Met Ser Ala Thr 130 135 140 Leu Cys Ser Ala Leu Tyr Val Gly Asp Val Cys Gly Ala Leu Met Ile 145 150 155 160 Ala Ala Gln Ala Val Val Ala Ser Pro Gln Arg His Xaa Phe Val Gln 165 170 175 Glu Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Pro Gly His Ile Thr Gly His Arg Met 180 185 190 Xaa 204 304 PRT hepatitis C virus 204 Met Ser Thr Asn Pro Lys Pro Gln Arg Lys Thr Lys Arg Asn Thr Asn 1 5 10 15 Arg Arg Pro Gln Asp Val Lys Phe Pro Gly Gly Gly Gln Ile Val Gly 20 25 30 Gly Val Tyr Leu Leu Pro Arg Arg Gly Pro Arg Leu Gly Val Arg Ala 35 40 45 Thr Arg Lys Thr Ser Glu Arg Ser Gln Pro Arg Gly Arg Arg Gln Pro 50 55 60 Ile Pro Lys Asp Arg Arg Pro Thr Gly Lys Ser Trp Gly Lys Pro Gly 65 70 75 80 Tyr Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Gly Asn Glu Gly Leu Gly Trp Ala Gly Trp 85 90 95 Leu Leu Ser Pro Arg Gly Ser Arg Pro Ser Trp Gly Pro Thr Asp Pro 100 105 110 Arg His Arg Ser Arg Asn Leu Gly Lys Val Ile Asp Thr Leu Thr Cys 115 120 125 Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Val Val Gly Ala Pro Val 130 135 140 Gly Gly Val Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Val Leu Glu Asp 145 150 155 160 Gly Ile Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile 165 170 175 Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Ile Thr Val Pro Val Ser Gly Leu 180 185 190 Gln Val Lys Asn Thr Ser Ser Ser Tyr Met Val Thr Asn Asp Cys Gln 195 200 205 Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Trp Gln Leu Arg Asp Ala Val Leu His Val Pro 210 215 220 Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Glu Glu Lys Gly Asn Ile Ser Arg Cys Trp Ile 225 230 235 240 Pro Val Ser Pro Asn Ile Ala Val Ser Gln Pro Gly Ala Leu Thr Lys 245 250 255 Gly Leu Arg Thr His Ile Asp Thr Ile Ile Ala Ser Ala Thr Phe Cys 260 265 270 Ser Ala Leu Tyr Ile Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Ala Val Met Val Gln Asp 275 280 285 Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Pro Gly His Ile Thr Gly His Arg Met Ala 290 295 300 205 277 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (70)..(70) Xaa is any amino acid 205 Met Ser Thr Asn Pro Lys Pro Gln Arg Lys Thr Lys Arg Asn Thr Asn 1 5 10 15 Arg Arg Pro Gln Asp Val Lys Phe Pro Gly Gly Gly Gln Ile Val Gly 20 25 30 Gly Val Tyr Leu Leu Pro Arg Arg Gly Pro Arg Leu Gly Val Arg Ala 35 40 45 Thr Arg Lys Thr Ser Glu Arg Ser Gln Pro Arg Gly Arg Arg Gln Pro 50 55 60 Ile Pro Lys Asp Arg Xaa Ala Thr Gly Arg Ser Trp Gly Arg Pro Gly 65 70 75 80 Tyr Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Gly Asn Glu Gly Leu Gly Trp Ala Gly Trp 85 90 95 Leu Leu Ser Pro Arg Gly Ser Arg Pro Ser Trp Gly Leu Ala Xaa Gly 100 105 110 Val Arg Val Leu Glu Asp Gly Ile Asn Tyr Xaa Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro 115 120 125 Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile Phe Xaa Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Val Thr 130 135 140 Val Pro Val Ser Xaa Val Glu Val Lys Asn Thr Ser Gln Ala Tyr Met 145 150 155 160 Ala Thr Asn Asp Cys Ser Asn Asn Ser Ile Val Trp Gln Leu Xaa Asp 165 170 175 Ala Val Leu His Val Pro Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Glu Asn Ser Ser Gly 180 185 190 Arg Phe His Cys Trp Ile Pro Ile Ser Pro Asn Ile Ala Val Ser Lys 195 200 205 Pro Gly Ala Leu Thr Lys Gly Leu Arg Ala Arg Ile Asp Ala Val Val 210 215 220 Met Ser Ala Thr Leu Cys Ser Ala Leu Tyr Val Gly Asp Val Cys Gly 225 230 235 240 Ala Val Met Ile Ala Ala Gln Ala Phe Ile Val Ala Pro Lys Arg His 245 250 255 Tyr Phe Val Gln Glu Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Pro Gly His Ile Thr 260 265 270 Gly His Arg Met Ala 275 206 319 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (131)..(131) Xaa is any amino acid 206 Met Ser Thr Asn Pro Lys Pro Gln Arg Lys Thr Lys Arg Asn Thr Asn 1 5 10 15 Arg Arg Pro Gln Asp Val Lys Phe Pro Gly Gly Gly Gln Ile Val Gly 20 25 30 Gly Val Tyr Leu Leu Pro Arg Arg Gly Pro Arg Leu Gly Val Arg Ala 35 40 45 Pro Arg Lys Thr Ser Glu Arg Ser Gln Pro Arg Gly Arg Arg Gln Pro 50 55 60 Ile Pro Lys Asp Arg Arg Ala Thr Gly Lys Ser Trp Gly Arg Pro Gly 65 70 75 80 Tyr Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Gly Asn Glu Gly Leu Gly Trp Ala Gly Trp 85 90 95 Leu Leu Ser Pro Arg Gly Ser Arg Pro Ser Trp Gly Pro Asn Asp Pro 100 105 110 Arg His Arg Ser Arg Asn Leu Gly Lys Val Ile Asp Thr Leu Thr Cys 115 120 125 Gly Phe Xaa Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Val Val Gly Ala Pro Val 130 135 140 Gly Gly Val Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Val Leu Glu Asp 145 150 155 160 Gly Ile Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile 165 170 175 Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Ile Thr Val Pro Val Ser Ala Ile 180 185 190 Gln Val Lys Asn Asn Ser His Phe Tyr Met Ala Thr Asn Asp Cys Ala 195 200 205 Asn Asp Ser Ile Val Trp Gln Leu Arg Asp Ala Val Leu His Val Pro 210 215 220 Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Glu Arg Ser Gly Asn Arg Thr Phe Cys Trp Thr 225 230 235 240 Ala Val Ser Pro Asn Val Ala Val Ser Arg Pro Gly Ala Leu Thr Arg 245 250 255 Gly Leu Arg Ala His Ile Asp Thr Ile Val Met Ser Ala Thr Leu Cys 260 265 270 Ser Ala Leu Tyr Ile Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Ala Val Met Ile Ala Ala 275 280 285 Gln Val Ala Val Val Ser Pro Gln Tyr His Thr Phe Val Gln Glu Cys 290 295 300 Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Pro Gly His Ile Thr Gly His Arg Met Xaa 305 310 315 207 187 PRT hepatitis C virus 207 Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala Pro Val Gly Gly Val Ala 1 5 10 15 Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Ala Leu Glu Asp Gly Ile Asn Phe 20 25 30 Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile Phe Leu Leu Ala 35 40 45 Leu Phe Ser Cys Leu Ile His Pro Ala Ala Ser Leu Glu Trp Arg Asn 50 55 60 Thr Ser Gly Leu Tyr Val Leu Thr Asn Asp Cys Ser Asn Ser Ser Ile 65 70 75 80 Val Tyr Glu Ala Asp Asp Val Ile Leu His Thr Pro Gly Cys Val Pro 85 90 95 Cys Val Gln Asp Gly Asn Thr Ser Ala Cys Trp Thr Pro Val Thr Pro 100 105 110 Thr Val Ala Val Arg Tyr Val Gly Ala Thr Thr Ala Ser Ile Arg Arg 115 120 125 His Val Asp Met Leu Val Gly Ala Ala Thr Met Cys Ser Ala Leu Tyr 130 135 140 Val Gly Asp Met Cys Gly Ala Val Phe Leu Val Gly Gln Ala Phe Thr 145 150 155 160 Phe Arg Pro Arg Arg His Gln Thr Val Gln Thr Cys Asn Cys Ser Leu 165 170 175 Tyr Pro Gly His Leu Ser Gly His Arg Met Ala 180 185 208 187 PRT hepatitis C virus 208 Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala Pro Val Gly Gly Val Ala 1 5 10 15 Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Ala Leu Glu Asp Gly Ile Asn Phe 20 25 30 Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile Phe Leu Leu Ala 35 40 45 Leu Phe Ser Cys Leu Ile His Pro Ala Ala Gly Leu Glu Trp Arg Asn 50 55 60 Thr Ser Gly Leu Tyr Val Leu Thr Asn Asp Cys Ser Asn Ser Ser Ile 65 70 75 80 Val Tyr Glu Ala Asp Asp Val Ile Leu His Ala Pro Gly Cys Val Pro 85 90 95 Cys Val Gln Asp Gly Asn Thr Ser Thr Cys Trp Thr Pro Val Thr Pro 100 105 110 Thr Val Ala Val Arg Tyr Val Gly Ala Thr Thr Ala Ser Ile Arg Ser 115 120 125 His Val Asp Leu Leu Val Gly Ala Ala Thr Met Cys Ser Ala Leu Tyr 130 135 140 Val Gly Asp Met Cys Gly Ala Val Phe Leu Val Gly Gln Ala Phe Thr 145 150 155 160 Phe Arg Pro Arg Arg His Gln Thr Val Gln Thr Cys Asn Cys Ser Leu 165 170 175 Tyr Pro Gly His Leu Ser Gly His Arg Met Ala 180 185 209 187 PRT hepatitis C virus 209 Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala Pro Val Gly Gly Val Ala 1 5 10 15 Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Ala Leu Glu Asp Gly Ile Asn Phe 20 25 30 Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile Phe Leu Leu Ala 35 40 45 Leu Phe Ser Cys Leu Ile His Pro Ala Ala Ser Leu Glu Trp Arg Asn 50 55 60 Thr Ser Gly Leu Tyr Val Leu Thr Asn Asp Cys Ser Asn Ser Ser Ile 65 70 75 80 Val Tyr Glu Ala Asp Asp Val Ile Leu His Thr Pro Gly Ile Val Pro 85 90 95 Cys Val Gln Asp Gly Asn Thr Ser Thr Cys Trp Thr Pro Val Thr Pro 100 105 110 Thr Val Ala Val Lys Tyr Val Gly Ala Thr Thr Ala Ser Ile Arg Ser 115 120 125 His Val Asp Leu Leu Val Gly Ala Ala Thr Met Cys Ser Ala Leu Tyr 130 135 140 Val Gly Asp Met Cys Gly Ala Val Phe Leu Val Gly Gln Ala Phe Thr 145 150 155 160 Phe Arg Pro Arg Arg His Gln Thr Val Gln Thr Cys Asn Cys Ser Leu 165 170 175 Tyr Pro Gly His Leu Ser Gly His Arg Met Ala 180 185 210 193 PRT hepatitis C virus 210 Thr Cys Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala 1 5 10 15 Pro Val Gly Gly Val Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Ala Leu 20 25 30 Glu Asp Gly Ile Asn Phe Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe 35 40 45 Ser Ile Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Phe Ser Cys Leu Ile His Pro Ala Ala 50 55 60 Ser Leu Glu Trp Arg Asn Thr Ser Gly Leu Tyr Val Leu Thr Asn Asp 65 70 75 80 Cys Ser Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala Asp Asp Val Ile Leu His 85 90 95 Thr Pro Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Gln Asp Gly Asn Thr Ser Thr Cys 100 105 110 Trp Thr Pro Val Thr Pro Thr Val Ala Val Arg Tyr Val Gly Ala Thr 115 120 125 Thr Ala Ser Ile Arg Ser His Val Asp Leu Leu Val Gly Ala Ala Thr 130 135 140 Met Cys Ser Ala Leu Tyr Val Gly Asp Met Cys Gly Ala Val Phe Leu 145 150 155 160 Val Gly Gln Ala Phe Thr Phe Arg Pro Arg Arg His Gln Thr Val Gln 165 170 175 Thr Cys Asn Cys Ser Leu Tyr Pro Gly His Leu Ser Gly His Arg Met 180 185 190 Ala 211 319 PRT hepatitis C virus 211 Met Ser Thr Leu Pro Lys Pro Gln Arg Gln Thr Lys Arg Asn Thr Leu 1 5 10 15 Arg Arg Pro Gln Asn Val Lys Phe Pro Gly Gly Gly Gln Ile Val Gly 20 25 30 Gly Val Tyr Val Leu Pro Arg Arg Gly Pro Arg Leu Gly Val Arg Ala 35 40 45 Val Arg Lys Thr Ser Glu Arg Ser Gln Pro Arg Lys Gln Arg His Leu 50 55 60 Ile Pro Lys Ala Arg Ser Arg Glu Gly Arg Ser Trp Ala Gln Pro Gly 65 70 75 80 Tyr Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Gly Asn Lys Gly Cys Gly Leu Ala Gly Trp 85 90 95 Leu Leu Ser Pro Arg Gly Ser Arg Pro Ser Trp Gly Pro Asn Asp Pro 100 105 110 Arg Arg Arg Ser Arg Asn Phe Gly Lys Val Ile Asp Thr Leu Thr Cys 115 120 125 Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala Pro Val 130 135 140 Gly Gly Val Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Ala Leu Gly Asp 145 150 155 160 Gly Val Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile 165 170 175 Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Phe Ser Cys Leu Thr Cys Pro Ala Ser Gly Leu 180 185 190 Glu Tyr Thr Asn Thr Ser Gly Leu Tyr Val Leu Thr Asn Asp Cys Ser 195 200 205 Asn Gly Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala Glu Asp Val Ile Leu His Leu Pro 210 215 220 Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Thr Thr Gly Asn Gln Ser Ser Cys Trp Thr 225 230 235 240 Thr Val Ser Thr Thr Val Ala Val Arg Thr Leu Gly Val Thr Thr Ala 245 250 255 Ser Ile Arg Thr His Val Asp Met Leu Val Gly Ala Arg Gln Leu Cys 260 265 270 Ser Ala Leu Tyr Val Gly Asp Ala Phe Gly Ala Val Phe Leu Val Gly 275 280 285 Gln Ala Phe Thr Phe Arg Pro Arg Arg His Thr Thr Val Gln Thr Cys 290 295 300 Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Pro Gly His Val Ser Gly His Arg Met Ala 305 310 315 212 193 PRT hepatitis C virus 212 Thr Cys Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala 1 5 10 15 Pro Val Gly Gly Val Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Ala Val 20 25 30 Glu Asp Gly Ile Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe 35 40 45 Ser Ile Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Ala Ser 50 55 60 Ala Glu His Tyr Arg Asn Ala Ser Gly Ile Tyr His Ile Thr Asn Asp 65 70 75 80 Cys Pro Asn Ser Ser Val Val Tyr Glu Thr Asp His His Ile Leu His 85 90 95 Leu Pro Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Arg Ala Gly Asn Val Ser Arg Cys 100 105 110 Trp Thr Pro Val Thr Pro Thr Val Ala Ala Val Ser Met Asp Ala Pro 115 120 125 Leu Glu Ser Phe Arg Arg His Val Asp Leu Met Val Gly Ala Ala Thr 130 135 140 Val Cys Ser Val Leu Tyr Val Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Gly Ala Phe Leu 145 150 155 160 Val Gly Gln Met Phe Thr Phe Gln Pro Arg Arg His Trp Thr Thr Gln 165 170 175 Asp Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Thr Gly His Ile Thr Gly His Arg Met 180 185 190 Ala 213 193 PRT hepatitis C virus 213 Thr Cys Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala 1 5 10 15 Pro Val Gly Gly Val Ala Arg Ala Leu Glu His Gly Val Arg Ala Val 20 25 30 Glu Asp Gly Ile Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe 35 40 45 Ser Ile Ser Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Thr Ser 50 55 60 Ala Val Asn Tyr Arg Asn Ala Ser Gly Val Tyr His Ile Thr Asn Asp 65 70 75 80 Cys Pro Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala Asp Tyr His Ile Leu His 85 90 95 Leu Pro Gly Leu Val Pro Cys Val Arg Val Gly Asn Gln Ser Arg Cys 100 105 110 Trp Val Ala Leu Thr Pro Thr Val Ala Ala Pro Tyr Val Gly Ala Pro 115 120 125 Leu Glu Ser Leu Arg Ser His Val Asp Leu Met Val Gly Ala Ala Thr 130 135 140 Val Cys Ser Ala Leu Tyr Ile Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Gly Val Phe Leu 145 150 155 160 Val Gly Gln Met Phe Ser Phe Gln Pro Arg Arg His Trp Thr Thr Gln 165 170 175 Asp Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Ala Gly His Val Thr Gly His Arg Met 180 185 190 Ala 214 193 PRT hepatitis C virus 214 Thr Cys Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala 1 5 10 15 Pro Val Gly Gly Val Ala Arg Ala Leu Glu His Gly Val Arg Ala Val 20 25 30 Glu Asp Gly Ile Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe 35 40 45 Ser Ile Tyr Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Thr Ser 50 55 60 Ala Ile His Tyr Arg Asn Ala Ser Gly Val Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp 65 70 75 80 Cys Pro Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala Asp His His Ile Leu His 85 90 95 Leu Pro Gly Leu Val Pro Cys Val Arg Val Gly Asn Gln Ser Arg Cys 100 105 110 Trp Val Ala Leu Ser Pro Thr Val Ala Ala Pro Tyr Ile Gly Ala Pro 115 120 125 Val Glu Ser Phe Arg Arg His Val Asp Met Met Val Gly Ala Ala Thr 130 135 140 Val Cys Ser Ala Leu Tyr Ile Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Gly Val Phe Leu 145 150 155 160 Val Gly Gln Met Phe Ser Phe Arg Pro Arg Arg His Trp Thr Thr Gln 165 170 175 Asp Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Ala Gly His Ile Thr Gly His Gly Met 180 185 190 Ala 215 193 PRT hepatitis C virus 215 Thr Cys Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala 1 5 10 15 Pro Val Gly Gly Val Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Ala Val 20 25 30 Glu Asp Gly Ile Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe 35 40 45 Ser Ile Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Thr Ser 50 55 60 Ala Val Asn Tyr Arg Asn Ala Ser Gly Ile Tyr His Ile Thr Asn Asp 65 70 75 80 Cys Pro Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Thr Glu His His Ile Leu His 85 90 95 Leu Pro Gly Leu Val Pro Cys Val Arg Val Gly Asn Gln Ser Arg Cys 100 105 110 Trp Val Ala Leu Thr Pro Thr Val Ala Ala Pro Tyr Ile Gly Ala Pro 115 120 125 Leu Glu Ser Leu Arg Ser His Val Asp Leu Met Val Gly Ala Ala Thr 130 135 140 Ala Cys Ser Ala Leu Tyr Ile Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Gly Val Phe Leu 145 150 155 160 Val Gly Gln Met Phe Ser Phe Gln Pro Arg Arg His Trp Thr Thr Gln 165 170 175 Asp Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Ala Gly His Val Thr Gly His Arg Met 180 185 190 Ala 216 24 PRT hepatitis C virus 216 Thr Cys Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala 1 5 10 15 Pro Val Gly Gly Val Ala Arg Ala 20 217 319 PRT hepatitis C virus 217 Met Ser Thr Asn Pro Lys Pro Gln Arg Lys Thr Lys Arg Asn Thr Asn 1 5 10 15 Arg Arg Pro Met Asp Val Lys Phe Pro Gly Gly Gly Gln Ile Val Gly 20 25 30 Gly Val Tyr Leu Leu Pro Arg Arg Gly Pro Arg Leu Gly Val Arg Ala 35 40 45 Thr Arg Lys Thr Ser Glu Arg Ser Gln Pro Arg Gly Arg Arg Gln Pro 50 55 60 Ile Pro Lys Ala Arg Gln Leu Glu Gly Arg Ser Trp Ala Gln Pro Gly 65 70 75 80 Tyr Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Gly Asn Glu Gly Cys Gly Trp Ala Gly Trp 85 90 95 Leu Leu Ser Pro Arg Gly Ser Arg Pro Ser Trp Gly Pro Asn Asp Pro 100 105 110 Arg Arg Arg Ser Arg Asn Leu Gly Lys Val Ile Asp Thr Leu Thr Cys 115 120 125 Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Val Val Gly Ala Pro Val 130 135 140 Gly Gly Val Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Leu Leu Glu Asp 145 150 155 160 Gly Val Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile 165 170 175 Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Ala Ser Ala Tyr 180 185 190 Asn Tyr Arg Asn Ser Ser Gly Val Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp Cys Pro 195 200 205 Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Thr Asp Tyr His Ile Leu His Leu Pro 210 215 220 Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Arg Glu Gly Asn Lys Ser Thr Cys Trp Val 225 230 235 240 Ser Leu Thr Pro Thr Val Ala Ala Gln His Leu Asn Ala Pro Leu Glu 245 250 255 Ser Leu Arg Arg His Val Asp Leu Met Val Gly Gly Ala Thr Leu Cys 260 265 270 Ser Ala Leu Tyr Ile Gly Asp Val Cys Gly Gly Val Phe Leu Val Gly 275 280 285 Gln Leu Phe Thr Phe Gln Pro Arg Arg His Trp Thr Thr Gln Asp Cys 290 295 300 Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Thr Gly His Ile Thr Gly His Arg Met Ala 305 310 315 218 319 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (102)..(102) Xaa is any amino acid 218 Met Ser Thr Asn Pro Lys Pro Gln Arg Lys Thr Lys Arg Asn Thr Asn 1 5 10 15 Arg Arg Pro Met Asp Val Lys Phe Pro Gly Gly Gly Gln Ile Val Gly 20 25 30 Gly Val Tyr Leu Leu Pro Arg Arg Gly Pro Arg Leu Gly Val Arg Ala 35 40 45 Thr Arg Lys Thr Ser Glu Arg Ser Gln Pro Arg Gly Arg Arg Gln Pro 50 55 60 Ile Pro Lys Ala Arg Arg Thr Glu Gly Arg Ser Trp Ala Gln Pro Gly 65 70 75 80 Tyr Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Gly Asn Glu Gly Cys Gly Trp Ala Gly Trp 85 90 95 Leu Leu Ser Pro Arg Xaa Ser Arg Xaa Ser Trp Gly Pro Asn Asp Pro 100 105 110 Arg Xaa Arg Ser Arg Asn Leu Gly Lys Val Ile Asp Thr Leu Thr Cys 115 120 125 Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala Pro Val 130 135 140 Gly Gly Val Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Ala Val Glu Asp 145 150 155 160 Gly Val Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile 165 170 175 Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Thr Ser Ala Val 180 185 190 Asn Tyr Arg Asn Ala Ser Gly Ile Tyr His Ile Thr Asn Asp Cys Pro 195 200 205 Asn Ala Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Thr Glu Asn His Ile Leu His Leu Pro 210 215 220 Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Arg Thr Gly Asn Gln Ser Arg Cys Trp Val 225 230 235 240 Ala Leu Thr Pro Thr Val Ala Ser Pro Tyr Ala Gly Ala Pro Leu Glu 245 250 255 Pro Leu Arg Arg His Val Asp Leu Met Val Gly Ala Ala Thr Met Cys 260 265 270 Ser Ala Leu Tyr Ile Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Gly Leu Phe Leu Val Gly 275 280 285 Gln Met Phe Thr Phe Gln Pro Arg Arg His Trp Thr Thr Gln Asp Cys 290 295 300 Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Thr Gly His Ile Thr Gly His Arg Met Ala 305 310 315 219 319 PRT hepatitis C virus 219 Met Ser Thr Asn Pro Lys Leu Gln Arg Lys Thr Lys Arg Asn Thr Asn 1 5 10 15 Arg Arg Pro Met Asp Val Lys Phe Pro Gly Gly Gly Gln Ile Val Gly 20 25 30 Gly Val Tyr Leu Leu Pro Arg Arg Gly Pro Arg Leu Gly Val Arg Ala 35 40 45 Thr Arg Lys Thr Ser Glu Arg Ser Gln Pro Arg Gly Arg Arg Gln Pro 50 55 60 Ile Pro Lys Ala Arg Arg Ser Glu Gly Arg Ser Trp Ala Gln Pro Gly 65 70 75 80 Tyr Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Gly Asn Glu Gly Cys Gly Trp Ala Gly Trp 85 90 95 Leu Leu Ser Pro Arg Gly Ser Arg Pro Ser Trp Gly Pro Asn Asp Pro 100 105 110 Arg Arg Arg Ser Arg Asn Leu Gly Lys Val Ile Asp Thr Leu Thr Cys 115 120 125 Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala Pro Val 130 135 140 Gly Gly Val Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Ala Val Glu Asp 145 150 155 160 Gly Ile Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile 165 170 175 Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Ala Ser Gly Val 180 185 190 Asn Tyr Arg Asn Ala Ser Gly Val Tyr His Ile Thr Asn Asp Cys Pro 195 200 205 Asn Ala Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Thr Asp Asn His Ile Leu His Leu Pro 210 215 220 Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Lys Thr Gly Asn Gln Ser Arg Cys Trp Val 225 230 235 240 Ala Leu Thr Pro Thr Val Ala Ser Pro Tyr Val Gly Ala Pro Leu Glu 245 250 255 Pro Leu Arg Arg His Val Asp Leu Met Val Gly Ala Ala Thr Val Cys 260 265 270 Ser Ala Leu Tyr Val Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Gly Leu Phe Leu Val Gly 275 280 285 Gln Met Phe Thr Phe Gln Pro Arg Arg His Trp Thr Thr Gln Asp Cys 290 295 300 Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Ala Gly His Ile Thr Gly His Arg Met Ala 305 310 315 220 193 PRT hepatitis C virus 220 Thr Cys Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala 1 5 10 15 Pro Val Gly Gly Val Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Ala Val 20 25 30 Glu Asp Gly Ile Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe 35 40 45 Ser Ile Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Ala Ser 50 55 60 Ala Val His Tyr His Asn Thr Ser Gly Ile Tyr His Leu Thr Asn Asp 65 70 75 80 Cys Pro Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Phe Glu Ala Val His His Ile Leu His 85 90 95 Leu Pro Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Arg Thr Gly Asn Gln Ser Arg Cys 100 105 110 Trp Val Ala Leu Thr Pro Thr Leu Ala Ala Pro Tyr Leu Gly Ala Pro 115 120 125 Leu Glu Ser Met Arg Arg His Val Asp Leu Met Val Gly Thr Ala Thr 130 135 140 Leu Cys Ser Ala Leu Tyr Val Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Gly Ile Phe Leu 145 150 155 160 Ala Gly Gln Met Phe Thr Phe Arg Pro Arg Leu His Trp Thr Thr Gln 165 170 175 Glu Cys Asn Cys Ser Thr Tyr Pro Gly His Ile Thr Gly His Arg Met 180 185 190 Ala 221 193 PRT hepatitis C virus 221 Thr Cys Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala 1 5 10 15 Pro Val Gly Gly Val Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Ala Val 20 25 30 Glu Asp Gly Ile Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe 35 40 45 Ser Ile Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Ala Ser 50 55 60 Ala Gln His Tyr Arg Asn Ile Ser Gly Ile Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp 65 70 75 80 Cys Pro Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala Asp His His Ile Met His 85 90 95 Leu Pro Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Arg Thr Gly Asn Thr Ser Arg Cys 100 105 110 Trp Val Pro Leu Thr Pro Thr Val Ala Ala Pro Tyr Val Gly Ala Pro 115 120 125 Leu Glu Ser Met Arg Arg His Val Asp Leu Met Val Gly Ala Ala Thr 130 135 140 Val Cys Ser Ala Leu Tyr Ile Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Gly Val Phe Leu 145 150 155 160 Val Gly Gln Met Phe Thr Phe Arg Pro Arg Arg His Trp Thr Thr Gln 165 170 175 Asp Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Asp Gly His Ile Thr Gly His Arg Met 180 185 190 Ala 222 193 PRT hepatitis C virus 222 Thr Cys Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala 1 5 10 15 Pro Val Gly Gly Val Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Ala Val 20 25 30 Glu Asp Gly Ile Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe 35 40 45 Ser Ile Phe Leu Leu Val Leu Leu Ser Arg Leu Thr Val Pro Ala Ser 50 55 60 Ala Gln His Tyr Arg Asn Ala Ser Gly Ile Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp 65 70 75 80 Cys Pro Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala Asp His His Ile Met His 85 90 95 Leu Pro Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Arg Thr Gly Asn Val Ser Arg Cys 100 105 110 Trp Ile Pro Leu Thr Pro Thr Val Ala Val Pro Tyr Leu Gly Ala Pro 115 120 125 Leu Thr Ser Val Arg Gln His Val Asp Leu Met Val Gly Ala Ala Thr 130 135 140 Leu Cys Ser Ala Leu Tyr Ile Gly Asp His Cys Gly Gly Val Phe Leu 145 150 155 160 Ala Gly Gln Met Val Ser Phe Gln Pro Arg Arg His Trp Thr Thr Gln 165 170 175 Asp Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Val Gly His Ile Thr Gly His Arg Met 180 185 190 Ala 223 193 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (24)..(24) Xaa is any amino acid 223 Thr Cys Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala 1 5 10 15 Pro Val Gly Gly Val Ala Arg Xaa Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Ala Leu 20 25 30 Glu Asp Gly Ile Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe 35 40 45 Ser Ile Ser Leu Leu Glu Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Ala Ser 50 55 60 Ala Ile His Tyr Arg Asn Ala Ser Asp Gly Tyr Tyr Ile Thr Asn Asp 65 70 75 80 Cys Pro Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala Glu Asn His Ile Leu His 85 90 95 Leu Pro Gly Ile Val Pro Cys Val Lys Thr Gly Asn Gln Ser Arg Cys 100 105 110 Trp Val Ala Leu Thr Pro Thr Leu Ala Ala Pro His Leu Arg Ala Pro 115 120 125 Leu Ser Ser Leu Arg Ala His Val Asp Leu Met Val Gly Ala Ala Thr 130 135 140 Ala Cys Ser Ala Phe Tyr Ile Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Gly Val Phe Leu 145 150 155 160 Ala Gly Gln Leu Phe Thr Ile Arg Pro Arg Ile His Glu Thr Thr Gln 165 170 175 Asp Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Ser Gly His Ile Thr Gly Xaa Xaa Xaa 180 185 190 Xaa 224 193 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (51)..(51) Xaa is any amino acid 224 Ala Cys Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala 1 5 10 15 Pro Val Gly Gly Val Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Ala Val 20 25 30 Glu Asp Gly Ile Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe 35 40 45 Ser Ile Xaa Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Ala Ser 50 55 60 Ala Gln His Tyr Arg Asn Val Ser Gly Ile Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp 65 70 75 80 Cys Pro Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala Asp His His Ile Met His 85 90 95 Leu Pro Gly Ile Val Pro Cys Val Arg Thr Gly Asn Val Ser Arg Cys 100 105 110 Trp Val Ser Leu Thr Pro Thr Val Ala Ala Pro Tyr Leu Gly Ala Pro 115 120 125 Leu Thr Ser Leu Arg Arg His Val Asp Leu Met Val Gly Ala Ala Thr 130 135 140 Leu Cys Ser Ala Leu Tyr Val Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Gly Val Phe Leu 145 150 155 160 Val Gly Gln Met Phe Thr Phe Gln Pro Arg Arg His Trp Thr Thr Gln 165 170 175 Asp Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Val Gly His Ile Thr Gly His Arg Met 180 185 190 Ala 225 117 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (95)..(95) Xaa is any amino acid 225 Met Ser Thr Asn Pro Lys Pro Gln Arg Lys Thr Lys Arg Asn Thr Asn 1 5 10 15 Arg Arg Pro Met Asp Val Lys Phe Pro Gly Gly Gly Gln Ile Val Gly 20 25 30 Gly Val Tyr Leu Leu Pro Arg Arg Gly Pro Arg Leu Gly Val Arg Ala 35 40 45 Thr Arg Lys Thr Ser Glu Arg Ser Gln Pro Arg Gly Arg Arg Gln Pro 50 55 60 Ile Pro Lys Ala Arg Arg Ser Glu Gly Arg Ser Trp Ala Gln Pro Gly 65 70 75 80 Tyr Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Gly Asn Glu Gly Cys Gly Trp Ala Xaa Trp 85 90 95 Leu Leu Ser Pro Arg Gly Ser Arg Pro Ser Trp Gly Pro Asn Asp Pro 100 105 110 Arg Arg Arg Ser Arg 115 226 319 PRT hepatitis C virus 226 Met Ser Thr Asn Pro Lys Pro Gln Arg Lys Thr Lys Arg Asn Thr Asn 1 5 10 15 Arg Arg Pro Gln Asp Val Lys Phe Pro Gly Gly Gly Gln Ile Val Gly 20 25 30 Gly Val Tyr Leu Leu Pro Arg Arg Gly Pro Arg Met Gly Val Arg Ala 35 40 45 Thr Arg Lys Thr Ser Glu Arg Ser Gln Pro Arg Gly Arg Arg Gln Pro 50 55 60 Ile Pro Lys Ala Arg Gln Pro Thr Gly Arg Ser Trp Gly Gln Pro Gly 65 70 75 80 Tyr Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Ala Asn Glu Gly Leu Gly Trp Ala Gly Trp 85 90 95 Leu Leu Ser Pro Arg Gly Ser Arg Pro Asn Trp Gly Pro Asn Asp Pro 100 105 110 Arg Arg Lys Ser Arg Asn Leu Gly Lys Val Ile Asp Thr Leu Thr Cys 115 120 125 Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Gly Pro Ile 130 135 140 Gly Gly Val Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Val Leu Glu Asp 145 150 155 160 Gly Val Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile 165 170 175 Phe Ile Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Ala Ser Ala Val 180 185 190 Pro Tyr Arg Asn Ala Ser Gly Ile Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp Cys Pro 195 200 205 Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala Asp Asn Leu Ile Leu His Ala Pro 210 215 220 Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Met Thr Gly Asn Val Ser Arg Cys Trp Val 225 230 235 240 Gln Ile Thr Pro Thr Leu Ser Ala Pro Ser Leu Gly Ala Val Thr Ala 245 250 255 Pro Leu Arg Arg Ala Val Asp Tyr Leu Ala Gly Gly Ala Ala Leu Cys 260 265 270 Ser Ala Leu Tyr Val Gly Asp Ala Cys Gly Ala Leu Phe Leu Val Gly 275 280 285 Gln Met Phe Thr Tyr Arg Pro Arg Gln His Ala Thr Val Gln Asn Cys 290 295 300 Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Ser Gly His Val Thr Gly His Arg Met Ala 305 310 315 227 193 PRT hepatitis C virus 227 Thr Cys Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Val Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Gly 1 5 10 15 Pro Val Gly Gly Val Ala Arg Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Val Leu 20 25 30 Glu Asp Gly Val Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe 35 40 45 Ser Ile Phe Ile Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Ala Ser 50 55 60 Ala Val Pro Tyr Arg Asn Ala Ser Gly Ile Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp 65 70 75 80 Cys Pro Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala Asp Asp Leu Ile Leu His 85 90 95 Ala Pro Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Arg Lys Asp Asn Val Ser Arg Cys 100 105 110 Trp Val Gln Ile Thr Pro Thr Leu Ser Ala Pro Ser Phe Gly Ala Val 115 120 125 Thr Ala Pro Leu Arg Arg Ala Val Asp Tyr Leu Val Gly Gly Ala Ala 130 135 140 Leu Cys Ser Ala Leu Tyr Val Gly Asp Ala Cys Gly Ala Leu Phe Leu 145 150 155 160 Val Gly Gln Met Phe Thr Tyr Arg Pro Arg Gln His Ala Thr Val Gln 165 170 175 Asp Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Ser Gly His Val Thr Gly His Gln Met 180 185 190 Ala 228 319 PRT hepatitis C virus 228 Met Ser Thr Leu Pro Lys Pro Gln Arg Lys Thr Lys Arg Asn Thr Asn 1 5 10 15 Arg Arg Pro Thr Asp Val Lys Phe Pro Gly Gly Gly Gln Ile Val Gly 20 25 30 Gly Val Tyr Leu Leu Pro Arg Arg Gly Pro Arg Leu Gly Val Arg Ala 35 40 45 Thr Arg Lys Thr Ser Glu Arg Ser Gln Pro Arg Gly Arg Arg Gln Pro 50 55 60 Ile Pro Lys Ala Arg Gln Pro Gln Gly Arg His Trp Ala Gln Pro Gly 65 70 75 80 Tyr Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Gly Asn Glu Gly Cys Gly Trp Ala Gly Trp 85 90 95 Leu Leu Ser Pro Arg Gly Ser Arg Pro His Trp Gly Pro Asn Asp Pro 100 105 110 Arg Arg Arg Ser Arg Asn Leu Gly Lys Val Ile Asp Thr Leu Thr Cys 115 120 125 Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Val Val Gly Ala Pro Leu 130 135 140 Gly Gly Val Ala Ala Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Ala Ile Glu Asp 145 150 155 160 Gly Ile Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile 165 170 175 Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Thr Pro Ala Ser Ala Leu 180 185 190 Thr Tyr Gly Asn Ser Ser Gly Leu Tyr His Leu Thr Asn Asp Cys Pro 195 200 205 Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Leu Glu Ala Asp Ala Met Ile Leu His Leu Pro 210 215 220 Gly Cys Leu Pro Cys Val Arg Val Asp Asp Arg Ser Thr Cys Trp His 225 230 235 240 Ala Val Thr Pro Thr Leu Ala Ile Pro Asn Ala Ser Thr Pro Ala Thr 245 250 255 Gly Phe Arg Arg His Val Asp Leu Leu Ala Gly Ala Ala Val Val Cys 260 265 270 Ser Ser Leu Tyr Ile Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Ser Leu Phe Leu Ala Gly 275 280 285 Gln Leu Phe Thr Phe Gln Pro Arg Arg His Trp Thr Val Gln Asp Cys 290 295 300 Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Thr Gly His Val Thr Gly His Arg Met Ala 305 310 315 229 319 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (128)..(129) Xaa is any amino acid 229 Met Ser Thr Leu Pro Lys Pro Gln Arg Lys Thr Lys Arg Asn Thr Asn 1 5 10 15 Arg Arg Pro Met Asp Val Lys Phe Pro Gly Gly Gly Gln Ile Val Gly 20 25 30 Gly Val Tyr Leu Leu Pro Arg Arg Gly Pro Arg Leu Gly Val Arg Ala 35 40 45 Thr Arg Lys Thr Ser Glu Arg Ser Gln Pro Arg Gly Arg Arg Gln Pro 50 55 60 Ile Pro Lys Val Arg Gln Pro Thr Gly Arg Ser Trp Gly Gln Pro Gly 65 70 75 80 Tyr Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Gly Asn Glu Gly Cys Gly Trp Ala Gly Trp 85 90 95 Leu Leu Ser Pro Arg Gly Ser Arg Pro Asn Trp Gly Pro Asn Asp Pro 100 105 110 Arg Arg Arg Ser Arg Asn Leu Gly Lys Val Ile Asp Thr Leu Thr Xaa 115 120 125 Xaa Leu Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Val Leu Gly Gly Pro Leu 130 135 140 Gly Gly Val Ala Ala Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Ala Ile Glu Asp 145 150 155 160 Gly Val Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile 165 170 175 Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Thr Pro Ala Ser Ala Ile 180 185 190 Gln Val Lys Asn Ala Ser Gly Ile Tyr His Leu Thr Asn Asp Cys Ser 195 200 205 Asn Asn Ser Ile Val Phe Glu Ala Glu Thr Met Ile Leu His Leu Pro 210 215 220 Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Ile Lys Ala Gly Asn Glu Ser Arg Cys Trp Leu 225 230 235 240 Pro Val Ser Pro Thr Leu Ala Val Pro Asn Ser Ser Val Pro Ile His 245 250 255 Gly Phe Arg Arg His Val Asp Leu Leu Val Gly Ala Ala Ala Phe Cys 260 265 270 Ser Ala Met Tyr Ile Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Ser Ile Ile Leu Val Gly 275 280 285 Gln Leu Phe Thr Phe Arg Pro Lys Tyr His Gln Val Thr Gln Asp Cys 290 295 300 Asn Cys Ser Xaa Asn Xaa Gly His Val Thr Gly His Arg Met Ala 305 310 315 230 319 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (144)..(144) Xaa is any amino acid 230 Met Ser Thr Leu Pro Lys Pro Gln Arg Lys Thr Lys Arg Asn Thr Ile 1 5 10 15 Arg Arg Pro Gln Asp Val Lys Phe Pro Gly Gly Gly Gln Ile Val Gly 20 25 30 Gly Val Tyr Leu Leu Pro Arg Arg Gly Pro Arg Leu Gly Val Arg Ala 35 40 45 Thr Arg Lys Thr Ser Glu Arg Ser Gln Pro Arg Gly Arg Arg Gln Pro 50 55 60 Ile Pro Lys Val Arg His Gln Thr Gly Arg Thr Trp Ala Gln Pro Gly 65 70 75 80 Tyr Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Gly Asn Glu Gly Cys Gly Trp Ala Gly Trp 85 90 95 Leu Leu Ser Pro Arg Gly Ser Arg Pro Asn Trp Gly Pro Asn Asp Pro 100 105 110 Arg Arg Arg Ser Arg Asn Leu Gly Lys Val Ile Asp Thr Leu Thr Cys 115 120 125 Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Val Val Gly Ala Pro Xaa 130 135 140 Gly Gly Val Ala Xaa Ala Leu Ala His Gly Val Xaa Xaa Ile Glu Asp 145 150 155 160 Xaa Val Asn Tyr Ala Thr Xaa Asn Leu Pro Xaa Xaa Ser Xaa Ser Ile 165 170 175 Xaa Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Thr Pro Ala Ser Ala Ala 180 185 190 His Tyr Thr Asn Lys Ser Gly Leu Tyr His Leu Thr Asn Asp Cys Pro 195 200 205 Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala Glu Thr Leu Ile Leu His Leu Pro 210 215 220 Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Lys Xaa Xaa Asn Gln Ser Arg Cys Trp Val 225 230 235 240 Gln Ala Ser Pro Thr Leu Ala Val Pro Asn Ala Ser Thr Pro Val Thr 245 250 255 Gly Phe Arg Lys His Val Asp Ile Met Val Gly Ala Ala Ala Phe Cys 260 265 270 Ser Ala Met Tyr Val Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Gly Leu Phe Leu Val Gly 275 280 285 Gln Leu Phe Thr Leu Arg Pro Arg Met His Gln Val Val Gln Glu Cys 290 295 300 Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Thr Gly His Ile Thr Gly His Arg Met Ala 305 310 315 231 319 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (108)..(108) Xaa is any amino acid 231 Met Ser Thr Leu Pro Lys Pro Gln Arg Lys Thr Lys Arg Asn Thr Asn 1 5 10 15 Arg Arg Pro Met Asp Val Lys Phe Pro Gly Gly Gly Gln Ile Val Gly 20 25 30 Gly Val Tyr Leu Leu Pro Arg Arg Gly Pro Arg Leu Gly Val Arg Ala 35 40 45 Thr Arg Lys Thr Ser Glu Arg Ser Gln Ala Arg Gly Arg Arg Gln Pro 50 55 60 Ile Pro Lys Val Arg Gln Asn Gln Gly Arg Thr Trp Ala Gln Pro Gly 65 70 75 80 Tyr Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Gly Asn Glu Gly Cys Gly Trp Ala Gly Trp 85 90 95 Leu Leu Ser Pro Arg Gly Ser Arg Pro Asp Trp Xaa Pro Asn Asp Pro 100 105 110 Arg Xaa Arg Ser Arg Asn Leu Gly Lys Val Ile Asp Thr Leu Thr Cys 115 120 125 Gly Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Glu Tyr Ile Pro Val Val Gly Ala Pro Leu 130 135 140 Gly Gly Val Ala Ala Glu Leu Xaa His Gly Val Arg Ala Ile Glu Asp 145 150 155 160 Gly Ile Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile 165 170 175 Phe Xaa Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Thr Pro Ala Ser Ala Leu 180 185 190 Asn Tyr Ala Asn Lys Ser Gly Leu Tyr His Leu Thr Asn Asp Cys Pro 195 200 205 Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala Asn Gly Met Ile Leu His Leu Pro 210 215 220 Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Lys Thr Gly Asn Leu Thr Lys Cys Trp Leu 225 230 235 240 Ser Ala Ser Pro Thr Leu Ala Val Gln Asn Ala Ser Val Ser Ile Arg 245 250 255 Gly Val Arg Glu His Val Asp Leu Leu Val Gly Ala Ala Ala Phe Cys 260 265 270 Ser Ala Met Tyr Val Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Gly Leu Phe Leu Val Gly 275 280 285 Gln Leu Phe Thr Phe Arg Pro Arg Met Tyr Glu Ile Ala Gln Asp Cys 290 295 300 Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Ala Gly His Ile Thr Gly His Arg Met Ala 305 310 315 232 100 PRT hepatitis C virus 232 Met Ser Thr Leu Pro Lys Pro Gln Arg Lys Thr Lys Arg Asn Thr Asn 1 5 10 15 Arg Arg Pro Gln Asp Val Lys Phe Pro Gly Gly Gly Gln Ile Val Gly 20 25 30 Gly Val Tyr Leu Leu Pro Arg Arg Gly Pro Arg Leu Gly Val Arg Ala 35 40 45 Thr Arg Lys Thr Ser Glu Arg Ser Gln Pro Arg Gly Arg Arg Gln Pro 50 55 60 Ile Pro Lys Val Arg His Gln Thr Gly Arg Thr Trp Ala Gln Pro Gly 65 70 75 80 Tyr Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Gly Asn Glu Gly Cys Gly Trp Ala Gly Trp 85 90 95 Leu Leu Ser Pro 100 233 100 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (17)..(17) Xaa is any amino acid 233 Met Ser Thr Leu Pro Lys Pro Gln Arg Lys Thr Lys Arg Asn Thr Asn 1 5 10 15 Xaa Arg Pro Gln Asp Val Lys Phe Pro Gly Gly Gly Gln Ile Val Gly 20 25 30 Gly Val Tyr Val Leu Pro Arg Arg Gly Pro Gln Leu Gly Val Arg Ala 35 40 45 Val Arg Lys Thr Ser Glu Arg Ser Gln Pro Arg Ser Arg Arg Gln Pro 50 55 60 Ile Pro Arg Ala Arg Arg Thr Glu Gly Arg Ser Trp Ala Gln Pro Gly 65 70 75 80 Tyr Pro Trp Pro Leu Tyr Gly Asn Glu Gly Cys Gly Trp Ala Gly Trp 85 90 95 Leu Leu Ser Pro 100 234 128 PRT hepatitis C virus 234 Val Glu Val Lys Asp Thr Gly Asp Ser Tyr Met Pro Thr Asn Asp Cys 1 5 10 15 Ser Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Trp Gln Leu Glu Gly Ala Val Leu His Thr 20 25 30 Pro Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Glu Arg Thr Ala Asn Val Ser Arg Cys Trp 35 40 45 Val Pro Val Ala Pro Asn Leu Ala Ile Ser Gln Pro Gly Ala Leu Thr 50 55 60 Lys Gly Leu Arg Ala His Ile Asp Ile Ile Val Met Ser Ala Thr Val 65 70 75 80 Cys Ser Ala Leu Tyr Val Gly Asp Val Cys Gly Ala Leu Met Leu Ala 85 90 95 Ala Gln Val Val Val Val Ser Pro Gln His His Thr Phe Val Gln Glu 100 105 110 Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Pro Gly Arg Ile Thr Gly His Arg Met Ala 115 120 125 235 149 PRT hepatitis C virus 235 Asp Gly Val Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser 1 5 10 15 Ile Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Val Thr Val Pro Val Ser Ala 20 25 30 Val Gln Val Lys Asn Thr Ser Thr Met Tyr Met Ala Thr Asn Asp Cys 35 40 45 Ser Asn Asn Ser Ile Ile Trp Gln Met Gln Gly Ala Val Leu His Val 50 55 60 Pro Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Glu Leu Gln Gly Asn Lys Ser Arg Cys Trp 65 70 75 80 Ile Pro Val Thr Pro Asn Val Ala Val Asn Gln Pro Gly Ala Leu Thr 85 90 95 Arg Gly Leu Arg Thr His Ile Asp Thr Ile Val Met Val Ala Thr Leu 100 105 110 Cys Ser Ala Leu Tyr Ile Gly Asp Val Cys Gly Ala Val Met Ile Ala 115 120 125 Ala Gln Val Val Ile Val Ser Pro Gln His His Asn Phe Ser Gln Asp 130 135 140 Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile 145 236 154 PRT hepatitis C virus 236 Asp Gly Ile Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser 1 5 10 15 Ile Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Ala Ser Ala 20 25 30 Val Gln Val Lys Asn Thr Ser His Ser Tyr Met Val Thr Asn Asp Cys 35 40 45 Ser Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Trp Gln Leu Lys Asp Ala Val Leu His Val 50 55 60 Pro Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Glu Arg His Gln Asn Gln Ser Arg Cys Trp 65 70 75 80 Ile Pro Val Thr Pro Asn Val Ala Val Ser Gln Pro Gly Ala Leu Thr 85 90 95 Arg Gly Leu Arg Thr His Ile Asp Thr Ile Val Ala Ser Ala Thr Val 100 105 110 Cys Ser Ala Leu Tyr Val Gly Asp Phe Cys Gly Ala Val Met Leu Val 115 120 125 Ser Gln Phe Phe Met Ile Ser Pro Gln His His Ile Phe Val Gln Asp 130 135 140 Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Pro Gly His Ile 145 150 237 118 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (95)..(95) Xaa is any amino acid 237 Asp Gly Ile Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser 1 5 10 15 Ile Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Ile Thr Val Pro Val Ser Ala 20 25 30 Val Gln Val Ala Asn Arg Ser Gly Ser Tyr Met Val Thr Asn Asp Cys 35 40 45 Ser Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Trp Gln Leu Glu Glu Ala Val Leu His Val 50 55 60 Pro Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Glu Trp Lys Asp Asn Thr Ser Arg Cys Trp 65 70 75 80 Ile Pro Val Thr Pro Asn Ile Ala Val Ser Gln Pro Gly Ala Xaa Thr 85 90 95 Lys Gly Leu Arg Thr His Ile Asp Ile Ile Val Ala Ser Ala Thr Phe 100 105 110 Cys Ser Ala Leu Tyr Val 115 238 128 PRT hepatitis C virus 238 Glu His Tyr Arg Asn Ala Ser Gly Ile Tyr His Ile Thr Asn Asp Cys 1 5 10 15 Pro Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala Asp His His Ile Leu His Leu 20 25 30 Pro Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Met Thr Gly Asn Thr Ser Arg Cys Trp 35 40 45 Thr Pro Val Thr Pro Thr Val Ala Val Ala His Pro Gly Ala Pro Leu 50 55 60 Glu Ser Phe Arg Arg His Val Asp Leu Met Val Gly Ala Ala Thr Leu 65 70 75 80 Cys Ser Ala Leu Tyr Val Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Gly Ala Phe Leu Met 85 90 95 Gly Gln Met Ile Thr Phe Arg Pro Arg Arg His Trp Thr Thr Gln Glu 100 105 110 Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Thr Gly His Ile Thr Gly His Arg Met Ala 115 120 125 239 128 PRT hepatitis C virus 239 Val His Tyr Arg Asn Ala Ser Gly Val Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp Cys 1 5 10 15 Pro Asn Thr Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Thr Glu His His Ile Met His Leu 20 25 30 Pro Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Arg Thr Glu Asn Thr Ser Arg Cys Trp 35 40 45 Val Pro Leu Thr Pro Thr Val Ala Ala Pro Tyr Pro Asn Ala Pro Leu 50 55 60 Glu Ser Met Arg Arg His Val Asp Leu Met Val Gly Ala Ala Thr Met 65 70 75 80 Cys Ser Ala Phe Tyr Ile Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Gly Val Phe Leu Val 85 90 95 Gly Gln Leu Phe Asp Phe Arg Pro Arg Arg His Trp Thr Thr Gln Asp 100 105 110 Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Pro Gly His Val Ser Gly His Arg Met Ala 115 120 125 240 128 PRT hepatitis C virus 240 Val Asn Tyr Arg Asn Ala Ser Gly Val Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp Cys 1 5 10 15 Pro Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala Glu His Gln Ile Leu His Leu 20 25 30 Pro Gly Leu Val Pro Cys Val Arg Val Gly Asn Gln Ser Arg Cys Trp 35 40 45 Val Ala Leu Thr Pro Thr Val Ala Val Ser Tyr Ile Gly Ala Pro Leu 50 55 60 Asp Ser Leu Arg Arg His Val Asp Leu Met Val Gly Ala Ala Thr Val 65 70 75 80 Cys Ser Ala Leu Tyr Val Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Gly Ala Phe Leu Val 85 90 95 Gly Gln Met Phe Ser Phe Gln Pro Arg Arg His Trp Thr Thr Gln Asp 100 105 110 Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Ala Gly His Ile Thr Gly His Arg Met Ala 115 120 125 241 128 PRT hepatitis C virus 241 Val Asn Tyr His Asn Ala Ser Gly Val Tyr His Ile Thr Asn Asp Cys 1 5 10 15 Pro Asn Ser Ser Ile Met Tyr Glu Ala Glu His His Ile Leu His Leu 20 25 30 Pro Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Arg Glu Gly Asn Gln Ser Arg Cys Trp 35 40 45 Val Ala Leu Thr Pro Thr Val Ala Ala Pro Tyr Ile Gly Ala Pro Leu 50 55 60 Glu Ser Ile Arg Arg His Val Asp Leu Met Val Gly Ala Ala Thr Val 65 70 75 80 Cys Ser Ala Leu Tyr Ile Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Gly Val Phe Leu Val 85 90 95 Gly Gln Met Phe Ser Phe Gln Pro Arg Arg His Trp Thr Thr Gln Asp 100 105 110 Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Ala Gly His Val Thr Gly His Arg Met Ala 115 120 125 242 169 PRT hepatitis C virus 242 Leu Ala His Gly Val Arg Ala Val Glu Asp Gly Ile Asn Tyr Ala Thr 1 5 10 15 Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser Ile Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu 20 25 30 Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Ala Ser Ala Val His Tyr His Asn Thr Ser 35 40 45 Gly Ile Tyr His Ile Thr Asn Asp Cys Pro Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Phe 50 55 60 Glu Ala Glu His His Ile Leu His Leu Pro Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val 65 70 75 80 Arg Thr Gly Asn Gln Ser Arg Cys Trp Ile Ala Leu Thr Pro Thr Leu 85 90 95 Ala Ala Pro His Ile Gly Ala Pro Leu Glu Ser Met Arg Arg His Val 100 105 110 Asp Leu Met Val Gly Thr Ala Thr Leu Cys Ser Ala Leu Tyr Ile Gly 115 120 125 Asp Leu Cys Gly Gly Ile Phe Leu Val Gly Gln Met Phe Asn Phe Arg 130 135 140 Pro Arg Leu His Trp Thr Thr Gln Glu Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Pro 145 150 155 160 Gly His Ile Thr Gly His Arg Met Ala 165 243 149 PRT hepatitis C virus 243 Asp Gly Ile Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser 1 5 10 15 Ile Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Ala Ser Ala 20 25 30 Ile Asn Tyr Arg Asn Thr Ser Gly Ile Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp Cys 35 40 45 Pro Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala Asp His His Ile Leu His Leu 50 55 60 Pro Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Arg Thr Gly Asn Gln Ser Arg Cys Trp 65 70 75 80 Val Ala Leu Thr Pro Thr Val Ala Ala Pro Tyr Ile Gly Ala Pro Leu 85 90 95 Glu Ser Leu Arg Ser His Val Asp Leu Met Val Gly Ala Ala Thr Val 100 105 110 Cys Ser Ala Leu Tyr Ile Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Gly Leu Phe Leu Val 115 120 125 Gly Gln Met Phe Ser Phe Arg Pro Arg Arg His Trp Thr Ala Gln Asp 130 135 140 Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile 145 244 149 PRT hepatitis C virus 244 Asp Gly Ile Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser 1 5 10 15 Ile Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Ala Ser Ala 20 25 30 Ile Asn Tyr His Asn Thr Ser Gly Ile Tyr His Ile Thr Asn Asp Cys 35 40 45 Pro Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala Asp His His Ile Leu His Leu 50 55 60 Pro Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Arg Val Gly Asn Gln Ser Ser Cys Trp 65 70 75 80 Val Ala Leu Thr Pro Thr Ile Ala Ala Pro Tyr Ile Gly Ala Pro Leu 85 90 95 Glu Ser Leu Arg Ser His Val Asp Leu Met Val Gly Ala Ala Thr Val 100 105 110 Cys Ser Ala Leu Tyr Ile Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Gly Ala Phe Leu Val 115 120 125 Gly Gln Met Phe Ser Phe Arg Pro Arg Arg His Trp Thr Thr Gln Asp 130 135 140 Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile 145 245 149 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (14)..(14) Xaa is any amino acid 245 Asp Gly Ile Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Ile Pro Gly Cys Xaa Phe Ser 1 5 10 15 Ile Phe Leu Xaa Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Ala Ser Ala 20 25 30 Thr Asn Tyr Arg Asn Val Ser Gly Ile Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp Cys 35 40 45 Pro Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala Asp His His Ile Leu Ala Leu 50 55 60 Pro Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Arg Val Gly Asn Gln Ser Arg Cys Trp 65 70 75 80 Val Ala Leu Thr Pro Thr Val Ala Ala Pro Tyr Thr Ala Ala Pro Leu 85 90 95 Glu Ser Leu Arg Ser His Val Asp Leu Met Val Gly Ala Ala Thr Val 100 105 110 Cys Ser Ala Leu Tyr Ile Gly Xaa Leu Cys Gly Gly Leu Phe Leu Val 115 120 125 Gly Gln Met Phe Ser Xaa Gln Pro Arg Arg His Trp Thr Thr Gln Asp 130 135 140 Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile 145 246 149 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (9)..(9) Xaa is any amino acid 246 Asp Gly Ile Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Xaa Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser 1 5 10 15 Ile Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Ala Ser Ala 20 25 30 Thr Asn Tyr Arg Asn Val Ser Gly Ile Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp Cys 35 40 45 Pro Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Phe Glu Ala Asp His His Ile Leu His Leu 50 55 60 Pro Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Lys Glu Gly Asn His Ser Arg Cys Trp 65 70 75 80 Val Ala Leu Thr Pro Thr Val Ala Ala Pro Tyr Ile Gly Ala Pro Leu 85 90 95 Glu Ser Leu Arg Ser His Val Asp Val Met Val Gly Ala Ala Thr Val 100 105 110 Cys Ser Ala Leu Tyr Ile Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Gly Leu Phe Leu Val 115 120 125 Gly Gln Met Phe Ser Phe Arg Pro Arg Arg His Trp Thr Thr Gln Glu 130 135 140 Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile 145 247 149 PRT hepatitis C virus 247 Asp Gly Ile Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser 1 5 10 15 Ile Phe Ile Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Ala Ser Ala 20 25 30 Gln His Tyr Arg Asn Val Ser Gly Ile Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp Cys 35 40 45 Pro Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ser Asp His His Ile Leu His Leu 50 55 60 Pro Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Lys Thr Gly Asn Thr Ser Arg Cys Trp 65 70 75 80 Val Ala Leu Thr Pro Thr Val Ala Ala Pro Ile Leu Ser Ala Pro Leu 85 90 95 Met Ser Val Arg Arg His Val Asp Leu Met Val Gly Ala Ala Thr Leu 100 105 110 Ser Ser Ala Leu Tyr Val Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Gly Ala Phe Leu Val 115 120 125 Gly Gln Met Phe Thr Phe Gln Pro Arg Arg His Trp Thr Val Gln Asp 130 135 140 Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile 145 248 119 PRT hepatitis C virus 248 Tyr His Ile Thr Asn Asp Cys Pro Asn Ser Ser Val Val Tyr Glu Thr 1 5 10 15 Asp His His Ile Leu His Leu Pro Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Arg Thr 20 25 30 Gly Asn Val Ser Arg Cys Trp Thr Pro Val Thr Pro Thr Val Ala Ala 35 40 45 Val Ser Val Asp Ala Pro Leu Glu Ser Phe Arg Arg His Val Asp Leu 50 55 60 Met Val Gly Ala Ala Thr Leu Cys Ser Val Leu Tyr Val Gly Asp Leu 65 70 75 80 Cys Gly Gly Ala Phe Leu Val Gly Gln Met Phe Thr Phe Gln Pro Arg 85 90 95 Arg His Trp Thr Thr Gln Asp Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Thr Gly His 100 105 110 Ile Thr Gly His Arg Met Ala 115 249 128 PRT hepatitis C virus 249 Val Pro Tyr Arg Asn Ala Ser Gly Val Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp Cys 1 5 10 15 Pro Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala Asp Asn Leu Ile Leu His Ala 20 25 30 Pro Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Arg Gln Asp Asn Val Ser Lys Cys Trp 35 40 45 Val Gln Ile Thr Pro Thr Leu Ser Ala Pro Asn Leu Gly Ala Val Thr 50 55 60 Ala Pro Leu Arg Arg Ala Val Asp Tyr Leu Ala Gly Gly Ala Ala Leu 65 70 75 80 Cys Ser Ala Leu Tyr Val Gly Asp Ala Cys Gly Ala Val Phe Leu Val 85 90 95 Gly Gln Met Phe Thr Tyr Arg Pro Arg Gln His Thr Thr Val Gln Asp 100 105 110 Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Ser Gly His Ile Thr Gly His Arg Met Ala 115 120 125 250 68 PRT hepatitis C virus 250 Ile Gly Gly Ala Gly Asn Asn Thr Leu His Cys Pro Thr Asp Cys Phe 1 5 10 15 Arg Lys His Pro Asp Ala Thr Tyr Ser Arg Cys Gly Ser Gly Pro Trp 20 25 30 Ile Thr Pro Arg Cys Leu Val Asp Tyr Pro Tyr Arg Leu Trp His Tyr 35 40 45 Pro Cys Thr Ile Asn Tyr Thr Ile Phe Lys Ile Arg Met Tyr Val Gly 50 55 60 Gly Val Glu His 65 251 68 PRT hepatitis C virus 251 Ile Gly Gly Val Gly Asn Asn Thr Leu Leu Cys Pro Thr Asp Cys Phe 1 5 10 15 Arg Lys Tyr Pro Glu Ala Thr Tyr Ser Arg Cys Gly Ser Gly Pro Arg 20 25 30 Ile Thr Pro Arg Cys Met Val Asp Tyr Pro Tyr Arg Leu Trp His Tyr 35 40 45 Pro Cys Thr Ile Asn Tyr Thr Ile Phe Lys Val Arg Met Tyr Val Gly 50 55 60 Gly Val Glu His 65 252 68 PRT hepatitis C virus 252 Ile Gly Gly Gly Gly Asn Asn Thr Leu His Cys Pro Thr Asp Cys Phe 1 5 10 15 Arg Lys His Pro Glu Ala Thr Tyr Ser Arg Cys Gly Ser Gly Pro Trp 20 25 30 Ile Thr Pro Arg Cys Leu Val Asp Tyr Pro Tyr Arg Leu Trp His Tyr 35 40 45 Pro Cys Thr Ile Asn Tyr Thr Ile Phe Lys Val Arg Met Tyr Val Gly 50 55 60 Gly Val Glu His 65 253 68 PRT hepatitis C virus 253 Ile Gly Gly Val Gly Asn Asn Thr Leu Val Cys Pro Thr Asp Cys Phe 1 5 10 15 Arg Lys His Pro Glu Ala Thr Tyr Thr Lys Cys Gly Ser Gly Pro Trp 20 25 30 Leu Thr Pro Arg Cys Met Val Asp Tyr Pro Tyr Arg Leu Trp His Tyr 35 40 45 Pro Cys Thr Val Asn Phe Thr Val Phe Lys Val Arg Met Tyr Val Gly 50 55 60 Gly Val Glu His 65 254 68 PRT hepatitis C virus 254 Ile Gly Gly Val Gly Asn His Thr Leu Thr Cys Pro Thr Asp Cys Phe 1 5 10 15 Arg Lys His Pro Glu Ala Thr Tyr Thr Lys Cys Gly Ser Gly Pro Trp 20 25 30 Leu Thr Pro Arg Cys Leu Val Asp Tyr Pro Tyr Arg Leu Trp His Tyr 35 40 45 Pro Cys Thr Phe Asn Phe Ser Ile Phe Lys Val Arg Met Tyr Val Gly 50 55 60 Gly Val Glu His 65 255 68 PRT hepatitis C virus 255 Ile Gly Gly Val Gly Asn Arg Thr Leu Ile Cys Pro Thr Asp Cys Phe 1 5 10 15 Arg Lys His Pro Glu Ala Thr Tyr Thr Lys Cys Gly Ser Gly Pro Trp 20 25 30 Leu Thr Pro Arg Cys Leu Val Asp Tyr Pro Tyr Arg Leu Trp His Tyr 35 40 45 Pro Cys Thr Leu Asn Phe Ser Ile Phe Lys Val Arg Met Tyr Val Gly 50 55 60 Gly Val Glu His 65 256 68 PRT hepatitis C virus 256 Ile Gly Gly Val Gly Asn Asn Thr Leu Thr Cys Pro Thr Asp Cys Phe 1 5 10 15 Arg Lys His Pro Glu Ala Thr Tyr Thr Arg Cys Gly Ser Gly Pro Trp 20 25 30 Leu Thr Pro Arg Cys Leu Val Asp Tyr Pro Tyr Arg Leu Trp His Tyr 35 40 45 Pro Cys Thr Val Asn Phe Ala Ile Phe Lys Val Arg Met Tyr Val Gly 50 55 60 Gly Val Glu His 65 257 68 PRT hepatitis C virus 257 Ile Gly Gly Val Gly Asn Leu Thr Leu Thr Cys Pro Thr Asp Cys Phe 1 5 10 15 Arg Lys His Pro Glu Ala Thr Tyr Thr Lys Cys Gly Ser Gly Pro Trp 20 25 30 Leu Thr Pro Arg Cys Ile Val Asp Tyr Pro Tyr Arg Leu Trp His Tyr 35 40 45 Pro Cys Thr Val Asn Phe Thr Ile Phe Lys Val Arg Met Tyr Val Gly 50 55 60 Gly Val Glu His 65 258 68 PRT hepatitis C virus 258 Ile Gly Gly Val Gly Asn Leu Thr Leu Thr Cys Pro Thr Asp Cys Phe 1 5 10 15 Arg Lys His Pro Glu Ala Thr Tyr Thr Lys Cys Gly Ser Gly Pro Trp 20 25 30 Leu Thr Pro Arg Cys Ile Val Asp Tyr Pro Tyr Arg Leu Trp His Tyr 35 40 45 Pro Cys Thr Val Asn Phe Thr Ile Phe Lys Val Arg Met Tyr Val Gly 50 55 60 Gly Val Glu His 65 259 68 PRT hepatitis C virus 259 Ile Gly Gly Val Gly Asn Asn Thr Leu Thr Cys Pro Thr Asp Cys Phe 1 5 10 15 Arg Lys His Pro Glu Ala Thr Tyr Thr Lys Cys Gly Ser Gly Pro Trp 20 25 30 Leu Thr Pro Arg Cys Met Val Asp Tyr Pro Tyr Arg Leu Trp His Tyr 35 40 45 Pro Cys Thr Val Asn Phe Thr Ile Phe Lys Val Arg Met Tyr Val Gly 50 55 60 Gly Val Glu His 65 260 68 PRT hepatitis C virus 260 Ile Gly Gly Ala Gly Asn Asn Thr Leu Thr Cys Pro Thr Asp Cys Phe 1 5 10 15 Arg Lys His Pro Glu Ala Thr Tyr Thr Lys Cys Gly Ser Gly Pro Trp 20 25 30 Leu Thr Pro Arg Cys Met Val Asp Tyr Pro Tyr Arg Leu Trp His Tyr 35 40 45 Pro Cys Thr Phe Asn Phe Thr Ile Phe Lys Ile Arg Met Tyr Val Gly 50 55 60 Gly Val Glu His 65 261 68 PRT hepatitis C virus 261 Ile Gly Gly Gly Gly Asn Asn Thr Leu Val Cys Pro Thr Asp Cys Phe 1 5 10 15 Arg Lys His Pro Glu Ala Thr Tyr Thr Lys Cys Gly Ser Gly Pro Trp 20 25 30 Leu Thr Pro Arg Cys Met Val Asp Tyr Pro Tyr Arg Leu Trp His Tyr 35 40 45 Pro Cys Thr Val Asn Phe Thr Ile Phe Lys Val Arg Met Tyr Val Gly 50 55 60 Gly Val Glu His 65 262 68 PRT hepatitis C virus 262 Ile Gly Gly Ser Gly Asn Asn Thr Leu Leu Cys Pro Thr Asp Cys Phe 1 5 10 15 Arg Lys His Pro Asp Ala Thr Tyr Ser Arg Cys Gly Ser Gly Pro Trp 20 25 30 Leu Thr Pro Arg Cys Leu Val Asp Tyr Pro Tyr Arg Leu Trp His Tyr 35 40 45 Pro Cys Thr Val Asn Tyr Thr Ile Phe Lys Ile Arg Met Phe Val Gly 50 55 60 Gly Val Glu His 65 263 70 PRT hepatitis C virus 263 Ile Arg Ala Asp Phe Asn Ala Ser Met Asp Leu Leu Cys Pro Thr Asp 1 5 10 15 Cys Phe Arg Lys His Pro Asp Thr Thr Tyr Ile Lys Cys Gly Ser Gly 20 25 30 Pro Trp Leu Thr Pro Arg Cys Leu Ile Asp Tyr Pro Tyr Arg Leu Trp 35 40 45 His Tyr Pro Cys Thr Val Asn Tyr Thr Ile Phe Lys Ile Arg Met Tyr 50 55 60 Val Gly Gly Val Glu His 65 70 264 70 PRT hepatitis C virus 264 Ile Arg Lys Asp Tyr Asn Ser Thr Ile Asp Leu Leu Cys Pro Thr Asp 1 5 10 15 Cys Phe Arg Lys His Pro Asp Ala Thr Tyr Leu Lys Cys Gly Ala Gly 20 25 30 Pro Trp Leu Thr Pro Arg Cys Leu Val Asp Tyr Pro Tyr Arg Leu Trp 35 40 45 His Tyr Pro Cys Thr Val Asn Phe Thr Ile Phe Lys Ala Arg Met Tyr 50 55 60 Val Gly Gly Val Glu His 65 70 265 278 PRT hepatitis C virus 265 Gly Val Ala Lys Ala Val Asp Phe Ile Pro Val Glu Asn Leu Glu Thr 1 5 10 15 Thr Met Arg Ser Pro Val Phe Thr Asp Asn Ser Ser Pro Pro Val Val 20 25 30 Pro Gln Ser Phe Gln Val Ala His Leu His Ala Pro Thr Gly Ser Gly 35 40 45 Lys Ser Thr Lys Val Pro Ala Ala Tyr Ala Ala Gln Gly Tyr Lys Val 50 55 60 Leu Val Leu Asn Pro Ser Val Ala Ala Thr Leu Gly Phe Gly Ala Tyr 65 70 75 80 Met Ser Lys Ala His Gly Ile Asp Pro Asn Ile Arg Thr Gly Val Arg 85 90 95 Thr Ile Thr Thr Gly Ser Pro Ile Thr Tyr Ser Thr Tyr Gly Lys Phe 100 105 110 Leu Ala Asp Gly Gly Cys Ser Gly Gly Ala Tyr Asp Ile Ile Ile Cys 115 120 125 Asp Glu Cys His Ser Thr Asp Ala Thr Ser Ile Leu Gly Ile Gly Thr 130 135 140 Val Leu Asp Gln Ala Glu Thr Ala Gly Ala Arg Leu Val Val Leu Ala 145 150 155 160 Thr Ala Thr Pro Pro Gly Ser Val Thr Val Pro His Pro Asn Ile Glu 165 170 175 Glu Val Ala Leu Ser Thr Thr Gly Glu Ile Pro Phe Tyr Gly Lys Ala 180 185 190 Ile Pro Leu Glu Val Ile Lys Gly Gly Arg His Leu Ile Phe Cys His 195 200 205 Ser Lys Lys Lys Cys Asp Glu Leu Ala Ala Lys Leu Val Ala Leu Gly 210 215 220 Ile Asn Ala Val Ala Tyr Tyr Arg Gly Leu Asp Val Ser Val Ile Pro 225 230 235 240 Thr Ser Gly Asp Val Val Val Val Ala Thr Asp Ala Leu Met Thr Gly 245 250 255 Tyr Thr Gly Asp Phe Asp Ser Val Ile Asp Cys Asn Thr Cys Val Thr 260 265 270 Gln Thr Val Asp Phe Ser 275 266 278 PRT hepatitis C virus 266 Gly Val Ala Lys Ala Val Asp Phe Ile Pro Val Glu Asn Leu Glu Thr 1 5 10 15 Thr Met Arg Ser Pro Val Phe Thr Asp Asn Ser Ser Pro Pro Ala Val 20 25 30 Pro Gln Ser Phe Gln Val Ala His Leu His Ala Pro Thr Gly Ser Gly 35 40 45 Lys Ser Thr Lys Val Pro Ala Ala Tyr Ala Ala Lys Gly Tyr Lys Val 50 55 60 Leu Val Leu Asn Pro Ser Val Ala Ala Thr Leu Gly Phe Gly Ala Tyr 65 70 75 80 Met Ser Lys Ala His Gly Val Asp Pro Asn Ile Arg Thr Gly Val Arg 85 90 95 Thr Ile Thr Thr Gly Ser Pro Ile Thr Tyr Ser Thr Tyr Gly Lys Phe 100 105 110 Leu Ala Asp Ala Gly Cys Ser Gly Gly Ala Tyr Asp Ile Ile Ile Cys 115 120 125 Asp Glu Cys His Ser Thr Asp Ala Thr Ser Ile Ser Gly Ile Gly Thr 130 135 140 Val Leu Asp Gln Ala Glu Thr Ala Gly Ala Arg Leu Val Val Leu Ala 145 150 155 160 Thr Ala Thr Pro Pro Gly Ser Val Thr Val Ser His Pro Asn Ile Glu 165 170 175 Glu Val Ala Leu Ser Thr Thr Gly Glu Ile Pro Phe Tyr Gly Lys Ala 180 185 190 Ile Pro Leu Glu Val Ile Lys Gly Gly Arg His Leu Ile Phe Cys His 195 200 205 Ser Lys Lys Lys Cys Asp Glu Leu Ala Ala Lys Leu Val Ala Leu Gly 210 215 220 Ile Asn Ala Val Ala Tyr Tyr Arg Gly Leu Asp Val Ser Val Ile Pro 225 230 235 240 Thr Ser Gly Asp Val Val Val Val Ser Thr Asp Ala Leu Met Thr Gly 245 250 255 Phe Thr Gly Asp Phe Asp Ser Val Ile Asp Cys Asn Thr Cys Val Thr 260 265 270 Gln Thr Val Asp Phe Ser 275 267 278 PRT hepatitis C virus 267 Gly Val Ala Lys Ala Val Asp Phe Ile Pro Val Glu Ser Leu Glu Thr 1 5 10 15 Thr Met Arg Ser Pro Val Phe Thr Asp Asn Ser Ser Pro Pro Ala Val 20 25 30 Pro Gln Ser Phe Gln Val Ala His Leu His Ala Pro Thr Gly Ser Gly 35 40 45 Lys Ser Thr Lys Val Pro Ala Ala Tyr Ala Ala Gln Gly Tyr Lys Val 50 55 60 Leu Val Leu Asn Pro Ser Val Ala Ala Thr Leu Gly Phe Gly Ala Tyr 65 70 75 80 Met Ser Lys Ala His Gly Ile Asp Pro Asn Ile Arg Thr Gly Val Arg 85 90 95 Thr Ile Thr Thr Gly Ser Pro Ile Thr Tyr Ser Thr Tyr Gly Lys Phe 100 105 110 Leu Ala Asp Gly Gly Cys Ser Gly Gly Ala Tyr Asp Ile Ile Ile Cys 115 120 125 Asp Glu Cys His Ser Thr Asp Ala Thr Ser Val Leu Gly Ile Gly Thr 130 135 140 Val Leu Asp Gln Ala Glu Thr Ala Gly Ala Arg Leu Val Val Leu Ala 145 150 155 160 Thr Ala Thr Pro Pro Gly Ser Ile Thr Val Pro His Ala Asn Ile Glu 165 170 175 Glu Val Ala Leu Ser Thr Thr Gly Glu Ile Pro Phe Tyr Gly Lys Ala 180 185 190 Ile Pro Leu Glu Ala Ile Lys Gly Gly Arg His Leu Ile Phe Cys His 195 200 205 Ser Lys Lys Lys Cys Asp Glu Leu Ala Ala Lys Leu Val Ala Leu Gly 210 215 220 Val Asn Ala Val Ala Tyr Tyr Arg Gly Leu Asp Val Ser Val Ile Pro 225 230 235 240 Thr Ser Gly Asp Val Val Val Val Ala Thr Asp Ala Leu Met Thr Gly 245 250 255 Tyr Thr Gly Asp Phe Asp Ser Val Ile Asp Cys Asn Thr Cys Val Thr 260 265 270 Gln Thr Val Asp Phe Ser 275 268 278 PRT hepatitis C virus 268 Gly Val Ala Lys Ala Val Asp Phe Ile Pro Val Glu Ser Met Glu Thr 1 5 10 15 Thr Met Arg Ser Pro Val Phe Thr Asp Asn Ser Ser Pro Pro Ala Val 20 25 30 Pro Gln Thr Phe Gln Val Ala His Leu His Ala Pro Thr Gly Ser Gly 35 40 45 Lys Ser Thr Lys Val Pro Ala Ala Tyr Ala Ala Gln Gly Tyr Lys Val 50 55 60 Leu Val Leu Asn Pro Ser Val Ala Ala Thr Leu Gly Phe Gly Ala Tyr 65 70 75 80 Met Ser Lys Ala His Gly Ile Glu Pro Asn Ile Arg Thr Gly Val Arg 85 90 95 Thr Ile Thr Thr Gly Gly Pro Ile Thr Tyr Ser Thr Tyr Cys Lys Phe 100 105 110 Leu Ala Asp Gly Gly Cys Ser Gly Gly Ala Tyr Asp Ile Ile Ile Cys 115 120 125 Asp Glu Cys His Ser Thr Asp Ser Thr Thr Ile Leu Gly Ile Gly Thr 130 135 140 Val Leu Asp Gln Ala Glu Thr Ala Gly Ala Arg Leu Val Val Leu Ala 145 150 155 160 Thr Ala Thr Pro Pro Gly Ser Ile Thr Val Pro His Pro Asn Ile Glu 165 170 175 Glu Val Ala Leu Ser Asn Thr Gly Glu Ile Pro Phe Tyr Gly Lys Ala 180 185 190 Ile Pro Ile Glu Ala Ile Lys Gly Gly Arg His Leu Ile Phe Cys His 195 200 205 Ser Lys Lys Lys Cys Asp Glu Leu Ala Ala Lys Leu Thr Gly Leu Gly 210 215 220 Leu Asn Ala Val Ala Tyr Tyr Arg Gly Leu Asp Val Ser Val Ile Pro 225 230 235 240 Thr Ser Gly Asp Val Val Val Val Ala Thr Asp Ala Leu Met Thr Gly 245 250 255 Phe Thr Gly Asp Phe Asp Ser Val Ile Asp Cys Asn Thr Cys Val Thr 260 265 270 Gln Thr Val Asp Phe Ser 275 269 278 PRT hepatitis C virus 269 Gly Val Ala Lys Ala Val Asp Phe Ile Pro Val Glu Ser Met Glu Thr 1 5 10 15 Thr Met Arg Ser Pro Val Phe Thr Asp Asn Ser Ser Pro Pro Ala Val 20 25 30 Pro Gln Thr Phe Gln Val Ala His Leu His Ala Pro Thr Gly Ser Gly 35 40 45 Lys Ser Thr Lys Val Pro Ala Ala Tyr Ala Ala Gln Gly Tyr Lys Val 50 55 60 Leu Val Leu Asn Pro Ser Val Ala Ala Thr Leu Gly Phe Gly Ala Tyr 65 70 75 80 Met Pro Lys Ala His Gly Ile Asp Pro Asn Ile Arg Thr Gly Val Arg 85 90 95 Thr Ile Thr Thr Gly Gly Pro Ile Thr Tyr Ser Thr Tyr Gly Lys Phe 100 105 110 Leu Ala Asp Gly Gly Cys Ser Gly Gly Ala Tyr Asp Ile Ile Ile Cys 115 120 125 Asp Glu Cys His Ser Thr Asp Ser Thr Thr Ile Leu Gly Ile Gly Thr 130 135 140 Val Leu Asp Gln Ala Glu Thr Ala Gly Ala Arg Leu Val Val Leu Ala 145 150 155 160 Thr Ala Thr Pro Pro Gly Ser Val Thr Val Pro His Pro Asn Ile Glu 165 170 175 Glu Ile Gly Leu Ser Asn Asn Gly Glu Ile Pro Phe Tyr Gly Lys Ala 180 185 190 Ile Pro Ile Glu Ala Ile Lys Gly Gly Arg His Leu Ile Phe Cys His 195 200 205 Ser Lys Lys Lys Cys Asp Glu Leu Ala Ala Lys Leu Thr Gly Leu Gly 210 215 220 Leu Asn Ala Val Ala Tyr Tyr Arg Gly Leu Asp Val Ser Val Ile Pro 225 230 235 240 Pro Ile Gly Asp Val Ala Val Val Ala Thr Asp Ala Leu Met Thr Gly 245 250 255 Phe Thr Gly Asp Phe Asp Ser Val Ile Asp Cys Asn Thr Cys Val Thr 260 265 270 Gln Thr Val Asp Phe Ser 275 270 278 PRT hepatitis C virus 270 Gly Val Ala Lys Ala Val Asp Phe Ile Pro Val Glu Ser Met Glu Thr 1 5 10 15 Thr Met Arg Ser Pro Val Phe Thr Asp Asn Ser Ser Pro Pro Ala Val 20 25 30 Pro Gln Thr Phe Gln Val Ala His Leu His Ala Pro Thr Gly Ser Gly 35 40 45 Lys Ser Thr Lys Val Pro Ala Ala Tyr Ala Ala Gln Gly Tyr Lys Val 50 55 60 Leu Val Leu Asn Pro Ser Val Ala Ala Thr Leu Gly Phe Gly Ala Tyr 65 70 75 80 Met Ser Lys Ala His Gly Ile Asp Pro Asn Ile Arg Thr Gly Val Arg 85 90 95 Thr Ile Thr Thr Gly Gly Ser Ile Thr Tyr Ser Thr Tyr Gly Lys Phe 100 105 110 Leu Ala Asp Gly Gly Cys Ser Gly Gly Ala Tyr Asp Ile Ile Ile Cys 115 120 125 Asp Glu Cys His Ser Thr Asp Ser Thr Thr Ile Leu Gly Ile Gly Thr 130 135 140 Val Leu Asp Gln Ala Glu Thr Ala Gly Ala Arg Leu Val Val Leu Ala 145 150 155 160 Thr Ala Thr Pro Pro Gly Ser Val Thr Val Pro His Pro Asn Ile Glu 165 170 175 Glu Ile Gly Leu Ser Asn Asn Gly Glu Ile Pro Phe Tyr Gly Lys Ala 180 185 190 Ile Pro Ile Glu Ala Ile Lys Gly Gly Arg His Leu Ile Phe Cys His 195 200 205 Ser Lys Lys Lys Cys Asp Glu Leu Ala Ala Lys Leu Thr Gly Leu Gly 210 215 220 Leu Asn Ala Val Ala Tyr Tyr Arg Gly Leu Asp Val Ser Val Ile Pro 225 230 235 240 Pro Ile Gly Asp Val Val Val Val Ala Thr Asp Ala Leu Met Thr Gly 245 250 255 Phe Thr Gly Asp Phe Asp Ser Val Ile Asp Cys Asn Thr Cys Val Thr 260 265 270 Gln Thr Val Asp Phe Ser 275 271 278 PRT hepatitis C virus 271 Gly Val Ala Lys Ala Val Asp Phe Ile Pro Val Glu Thr Met Glu Thr 1 5 10 15 Thr Met Arg Ser Pro Val Phe Thr Asp Asn Ser Ser Pro Pro Ala Val 20 25 30 Pro Gln Thr Phe Gln Val Ala His Leu His Ala Pro Thr Gly Ser Gly 35 40 45 Lys Ser Thr Lys Val Pro Ala Ala Tyr Ala Ala Gln Gly Tyr Lys Val 50 55 60 Leu Val Leu Asn Pro Ser Val Ala Ala Thr Leu Gly Phe Gly Ala Tyr 65 70 75 80 Met Ser Lys Ala His Gly Val Asp Pro Asn Ile Arg Thr Gly Val Arg 85 90 95 Thr Ile Thr Thr Gly Ala Pro Ile Thr Tyr Ser Thr Tyr Gly Lys Phe 100 105 110 Leu Ala Asp Gly Gly Cys Ser Gly Gly Ala Tyr Asp Ile Ile Ile Cys 115 120 125 Asp Glu Cys His Ser Thr Asp Ser Thr Thr Ile Leu Gly Ile Gly Thr 130 135 140 Val Leu Asp Gln Ala Glu Thr Ala Gly Ala Arg Leu Val Val Leu Ala 145 150 155 160 Thr Ala Thr Pro Pro Gly Ser Val Thr Val Pro His Pro Asn Ile Glu 165 170 175 Glu Val Ala Leu Ser Asn Thr Gly Glu Ile Pro Phe Tyr Gly Lys Ala 180 185 190 Ile Pro Ile Glu Ala Ile Arg Gly Gly Arg His Leu Ile Phe Cys His 195 200 205 Ser Lys Lys Lys Cys Asp Glu Leu Ala Ala Lys Leu Ser Ser Leu Gly 210 215 220 Leu Asn Ala Val Ala Tyr Tyr Arg Gly Leu Asp Val Ser Val Ile Pro 225 230 235 240 Ser Ser Gly Asp Val Val Val Val Ala Thr Asp Ala Leu Met Thr Gly 245 250 255 Phe Thr Gly Asp Phe Asp Ser Val Ile Asp Cys Asn Thr Cys Val Thr 260 265 270 Gln Thr Val Asp Phe Ser 275 272 278 PRT hepatitis C virus 272 Gly Val Ala Lys Ala Val Asp Phe Ile Pro Val Glu Ser Met Glu Thr 1 5 10 15 Thr Met Arg Ser Pro Val Phe Thr Asp Asn Ser Ser Pro Pro Ala Val 20 25 30 Pro Gln Thr Phe Gln Val Ala His Leu His Ala Pro Thr Gly Ser Gly 35 40 45 Lys Ser Thr Lys Val Pro Ala Ala Tyr Ala Ala Gln Gly Tyr Lys Val 50 55 60 Leu Val Leu Asn Pro Ser Val Ala Ala Thr Leu Gly Phe Gly Ala Tyr 65 70 75 80 Met Ser Lys Ala His Gly Thr Asp Pro Asn Ile Arg Thr Gly Val Arg 85 90 95 Thr Ile Thr Thr Gly Ala Pro Ile Thr Tyr Ser Thr Tyr Gly Lys Phe 100 105 110 Leu Ala Asp Gly Gly Cys Ser Gly Gly Ala Tyr Asp Ile Ile Ile Cys 115 120 125 Asp Glu Cys His Ser Thr Asp Ser Thr Thr Ile Leu Gly Ile Gly Thr 130 135 140 Val Leu Asp Gln Ala Glu Thr Ala Gly Ala Arg Leu Val Val Leu Ala 145 150 155 160 Thr Ala Thr Pro Pro Gly Ser Val Thr Val Pro His Pro Asn Ile Glu 165 170 175 Glu Val Ala Leu Ser Asn Thr Gly Glu Ile Pro Phe Tyr Gly Lys Ala 180 185 190 Ile Pro Leu Glu Ala Ile Lys Gly Gly Arg His Leu Ile Phe Cys His 195 200 205 Ser Lys Lys Lys Cys Asp Glu Leu Ala Ala Lys Leu Ser Gly Leu Gly 210 215 220 Ile Asn Ala Val Ala Tyr Tyr Arg Gly Leu Asp Val Ser Val Ile Pro 225 230 235 240 Thr Ser Gly Asp Val Val Ile Val Ala Thr Asp Ala Leu Met Thr Gly 245 250 255 Tyr Thr Gly Asp Phe Asp Ser Val Ile Asp Cys Asn Thr Cys Val Thr 260 265 270 Gln Thr Val Asp Phe Ser 275 273 278 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (60)..(60) Xaa is any amino acid 273 Gly Val Ala Lys Ala Val Asp Phe Ile Pro Val Glu Ser Met Glu Thr 1 5 10 15 Thr Met Arg Ser Pro Val Phe Thr Asp Asn Ser Ser Pro Pro Ala Val 20 25 30 Pro Gln Thr Phe Gln Val Ala His Leu His Ala Pro Thr Gly Ser Gly 35 40 45 Lys Ser Thr Lys Val Pro Ala Ala Tyr Ala Ala Xaa Gly Tyr Lys Val 50 55 60 Leu Val Leu Asn Pro Ser Val Ala Ala Thr Leu Gly Phe Gly Ala Tyr 65 70 75 80 Met Ser Lys Ala His Gly Thr Asp Pro Asn Ile Arg Thr Gly Val Arg 85 90 95 Thr Ile Thr Thr Gly Gly Pro Ile Thr Tyr Ser Thr Tyr Gly Lys Phe 100 105 110 Leu Ala Asp Gly Gly Cys Ser Gly Gly Ala Tyr Asp Ile Ile Ile Cys 115 120 125 Asp Glu Cys His Ser Thr Asp Ser Thr Thr Ile Leu Gly Ile Gly Thr 130 135 140 Val Leu Asp Gln Ala Glu Thr Ala Gly Ala Arg Leu Val Val Leu Ala 145 150 155 160 Thr Ala Thr Pro Pro Gly Ser Val Thr Val Pro His Pro Asn Ile Glu 165 170 175 Glu Val Ala Leu Ser Asn Thr Gly Glu Ile Pro Phe Tyr Gly Lys Ala 180 185 190 Ile Pro Ile Glu Val Ile Lys Gly Gly Arg His Leu Ile Phe Cys His 195 200 205 Ser Lys Lys Lys Cys Asp Glu Leu Ala Ala Lys Leu Ser Gly Leu Gly 210 215 220 Ile Asn Ala Val Ala Tyr Tyr Arg Gly Leu Asp Val Ser Val Ile Pro 225 230 235 240 Thr Ser Gly Asp Val Val Val Val Ala Thr Asp Ala Leu Met Thr Gly 245 250 255 Tyr Thr Gly Asp Phe Asp Ser Val Ile Asp Cys Asn Thr Cys Val Thr 260 265 270 Gln Thr Val Asp Phe Ser 275 274 278 PRT hepatitis C virus 274 Gly Val Ala Lys Ala Val Asp Phe Val Pro Val Glu Ser Met Glu Thr 1 5 10 15 Thr Met Arg Ser Pro Val Phe Thr Asp Asn Ser Ser Pro Pro Ala Val 20 25 30 Pro Gln Ser Phe Gln Val Ala His Leu His Ala Pro Thr Gly Ser Gly 35 40 45 Lys Ser Thr Lys Val Pro Ala Ala Tyr Ala Ala Gln Gly Tyr Lys Val 50 55 60 Leu Val Leu Asn Pro Ser Val Ala Ala Thr Leu Gly Phe Gly Ala Tyr 65 70 75 80 Met Ser Lys Ala His Gly Ile Asp Pro Asn Ile Arg Thr Gly Val Arg 85 90 95 Thr Ile Thr Thr Gly Ala Pro Val Thr Tyr Ser Thr Tyr Gly Lys Phe 100 105 110 Leu Ala Asp Gly Gly Cys Ser Gly Gly Ala Tyr Asp Ile Ile Ile Cys 115 120 125 Asp Glu Cys His Ser Thr Asp Ser Thr Thr Ile Leu Gly Ile Gly Thr 130 135 140 Val Leu Asp Gln Ala Glu Thr Ala Gly Ala Arg Leu Val Val Leu Ala 145 150 155 160 Thr Ala Thr Pro Pro Gly Ser Val Thr Val Pro His Pro Asn Ile Glu 165 170 175 Glu Val Ala Leu Ser Asn Thr Gly Glu Ile Pro Phe Tyr Gly Lys Ala 180 185 190 Ile Pro Ile Glu Ala Ile Arg Gly Gly Arg His Leu Ile Phe Cys His 195 200 205 Ser Lys Lys Lys Cys Asp Glu Leu Ala Ala Lys Leu Ser Gly Leu Gly 210 215 220 Ile Asn Ala Val Ala Tyr Tyr Arg Gly Leu Asp Val Ser Val Ile Pro 225 230 235 240 Thr Ile Gly Asp Val Val Val Val Ala Thr Asp Ala Leu Met Thr Gly 245 250 255 Tyr Thr Gly Asp Phe Asp Ser Val Ile Asp Cys Asn Thr Cys Val Thr 260 265 270 Gln Thr Val Asp Phe Ser 275 275 278 PRT hepatitis C virus 275 Gly Val Ala Lys Ala Val Asp Phe Ile Pro Val Glu Ser Met Glu Thr 1 5 10 15 Thr Met Arg Ser Pro Val Phe Thr Asp Asn Ser Ser Pro Pro Ala Val 20 25 30 Pro Gln Thr Phe Gln Val Ala His Leu His Ala Pro Thr Gly Ser Gly 35 40 45 Lys Ser Thr Lys Val Pro Ala Ala Tyr Ala Ala Gln Gly Tyr Lys Val 50 55 60 Leu Val Leu Asn Pro Ser Val Ala Ala Thr Leu Gly Phe Gly Ala Tyr 65 70 75 80 Met Ser Lys Ala His Gly Val Asp Pro Asn Ile Ser Thr Gly Val Arg 85 90 95 Thr Ile Thr Thr Gly Ala Pro Ile Thr Tyr Ser Thr Tyr Gly Lys Phe 100 105 110 Leu Ala Asp Gly Gly Cys Ser Gly Gly Ala Tyr Asp Ile Ile Ile Cys 115 120 125 Asp Glu Cys His Ser Thr Asp Ser Thr Ser Ile Leu Gly Ile Gly Thr 130 135 140 Val Leu Asp Gln Ala Glu Thr Ala Gly Ala Arg Leu Val Val Leu Ala 145 150 155 160 Thr Ala Thr Pro Pro Gly Ser Val Thr Val Pro His Pro Asn Ile Glu 165 170 175 Glu Val Ala Leu Pro Asn Thr Gly Glu Ile Pro Phe Tyr Gly Lys Ala 180 185 190 Ile Pro Leu Glu Thr Ile Lys Gly Gly Arg His Leu Ile Phe Cys His 195 200 205 Ser Lys Lys Lys Cys Asp Glu Leu Ala Ala Lys Leu Ser Ala Leu Gly 210 215 220 Val Asn Ala Val Ala Tyr Tyr Arg Gly Leu Asp Val Ser Val Ile Pro 225 230 235 240 Thr Ser Gly Asp Val Val Val Val Ala Thr Asp Ala Leu Met Thr Gly 245 250 255 Tyr Thr Gly Asp Phe Asp Ser Val Ile Asp Cys Asn Thr Cys Val Thr 260 265 270 Gln Thr Val Asp Phe Ser 275 276 278 PRT hepatitis C virus 276 Gly Val Ala Lys Ala Val Asp Phe Val Pro Val Glu Ser Met Glu Thr 1 5 10 15 Thr Met Arg Ser Pro Val Phe Thr Asp Asn Ser Ser Pro Pro Ala Val 20 25 30 Pro Gln Ala Phe Gln Val Ala His Leu His Ala Pro Thr Gly Ser Gly 35 40 45 Lys Ser Thr Lys Val Pro Ala Ala Tyr Ala Ala Gln Gly Tyr Lys Val 50 55 60 Leu Val Leu Asn Pro Ser Val Ala Ala Thr Leu Gly Phe Gly Ala Tyr 65 70 75 80 Met Ser Lys Ala His Gly Val Asp Pro Asn Ile Arg Thr Gly Val Arg 85 90 95 Thr Ile Thr Thr Gly Ala Pro Ile Thr Tyr Ser Thr Tyr Gly Lys Phe 100 105 110 Leu Ala Asp Gly Gly Cys Ser Gly Gly Ala Tyr Asp Ile Ile Met Cys 115 120 125 Asp Glu Cys His Ser Thr Asp Ser Thr Thr Ile Leu Gly Ile Gly Thr 130 135 140 Val Leu Asp Gln Ala Glu Thr Ala Gly Ala Arg Leu Val Val Leu Ala 145 150 155 160 Thr Ala Thr Pro Pro Gly Ser Val Thr Val Pro His Pro Asn Ile Glu 165 170 175 Glu Ile Ala Leu Ser Asn Thr Gly Glu Ile Pro Phe Tyr Gly Lys Ala 180 185 190 Ile Pro Ile Glu Thr Ile Lys Gly Gly Arg His Leu Ile Phe Cys His 195 200 205 Ser Lys Lys Lys Cys Asp Glu Leu Ala Ala Lys Leu Ser Ala Leu Gly 210 215 220 Ile His Ala Val Ala Tyr Tyr Arg Gly Leu Asp Val Ser Val Ile Pro 225 230 235 240 Ala Ser Gly Asn Val Val Val Val Ala Thr Asp Ala Leu Met Thr Gly 245 250 255 Phe Thr Gly Asp Phe Asp Ser Val Ile Asp Cys Asn Thr Cys Val Thr 260 265 270 Gln Thr Val Asp Phe Ser 275 277 277 PRT hepatitis C virus 277 Gly Val Ala Lys Ser Ile Asp Phe Ile Pro Val Glu Thr Leu Asp Ile 1 5 10 15 Val Thr Arg Ser Pro Thr Phe Ser Asp Asn Ser Thr Pro Pro Ala Val 20 25 30 Pro Gln Thr Tyr Gln Val Gly Tyr Leu His Ala Pro Thr Gly Ser Gly 35 40 45 Lys Ser Thr Lys Val Pro Val Ala Tyr Ala Ala Gln Gly Tyr Lys Val 50 55 60 Leu Val Leu Asn Pro Ser Val Ala Ala Thr Leu Gly Phe Gly Ala Tyr 65 70 75 80 Leu Ser Lys Ala His Gly Ile Pro Asn Ile Arg Thr Gly Val Arg Thr 85 90 95 Val Thr Thr Gly Ala Pro Ile Thr Tyr Ser Thr Tyr Gly Lys Phe Leu 100 105 110 Ala Asp Gly Gly Cys Ala Gly Gly Ala Tyr Asp Ile Ile Ile Cys Asp 115 120 125 Glu Cys His Ala Val Asp Ser Thr Thr Ile Leu Gly Ile Gly Thr Val 130 135 140 Leu Asp Gln Ala Glu Thr Ala Gly Val Arg Leu Thr Val Leu Ala Thr 145 150 155 160 Ala Thr Pro Pro Gly Ser Val Thr Thr Pro His Pro Asn Ile Glu Glu 165 170 175 Val Ala Leu Gly Gln Glu Gly Glu Ile Pro Phe Tyr Gly Arg Ala Ile 180 185 190 Pro Leu Ser Tyr Ile Lys Gly Gly Arg His Leu Ile Phe Cys His Ser 195 200 205 Lys Lys Lys Cys Asp Glu Leu Ala Ala Ala Leu Arg Gly Met Gly Leu 210 215 220 Asn Ala Val Ala Tyr Tyr Arg Gly Leu Asp Val Ser Val Ile Pro Thr 225 230 235 240 Gln Gly Asp Val Val Val Val Ala Thr Asp Ala Leu Met Thr Gly Phe 245 250 255 Thr Gly Asp Phe Asp Ser Val Ile Asp Cys Asn Val Ala Val Thr Gln 260 265 270 Val Val Asp Phe Ser 275 278 277 PRT hepatitis C virus 278 Gly Val Ala Lys Ser Ile Asp Phe Ile Pro Val Glu Ser Leu Asp Val 1 5 10 15 Ala Thr Arg Thr Pro Ser Phe Ser Asp Asn Ser Thr Pro Pro Ala Val 20 25 30 Pro Gln Ser Tyr Gln Val Gly Tyr Leu His Ala Pro Thr Gly Ser Gly 35 40 45 Lys Ser Thr Lys Val Pro Ala Ala Tyr Ala Ser Gln Gly Tyr Lys Val 50 55 60 Leu Val Leu Asn Pro Ser Val Ala Ala Thr Leu Gly Phe Gly Ala Tyr 65 70 75 80 Met Ser Lys Ala His Gly Ile Pro Asn Ile Arg Thr Gly Val Arg Thr 85 90 95 Val Thr Thr Gly Asp Ser Ile Thr Tyr Ser Thr Tyr Gly Lys Phe Ile 100 105 110 Ala Asp Gly Gly Cys Ala Ala Gly Ala Tyr Asp Ile Ile Ile Cys Asp 115 120 125 Glu Cys His Ser Val Asp Ala Thr Thr Ile Leu Gly Ile Gly Thr Val 130 135 140 Leu Asp Gln Ala Glu Thr Ala Gly Val Arg Leu Val Val Leu Ala Thr 145 150 155 160 Ala Thr Pro Pro Gly Thr Val Thr Thr Pro His Ser Asn Ile Glu Glu 165 170 175 Val Ala Leu Gly His Glu Gly Glu Ile Pro Phe Tyr Gly Lys Ala Ile 180 185 190 Pro Leu Ala Phe Ile Lys Gly Gly Arg His Leu Ile Phe Cys His Ser 195 200 205 Lys Lys Lys Cys Asp Glu Leu Ala Ala Ala Leu Arg Gly Met Gly Val 210 215 220 Asn Ala Val Ala Tyr Tyr Arg Gly Leu Asp Val Ser Val Ile Pro Thr 225 230 235 240 Gln Gly Asp Val Val Val Val Ala Thr Asp Ala Leu Met Thr Gly Tyr 245 250 255 Thr Gly Asp Phe Asp Ser Val Ile Asp Cys Asn Val Ala Val Ser Gln 260 265 270 Ile Val Asp Phe Ser 275 279 149 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (30)..(30) Xaa is any amino acid 279 Asp Gly Val Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser 1 5 10 15 Ile Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Xaa Thr Ala 20 25 30 His Glu Val Arg Asn Ala Ser Gly Val Tyr His Val Thr Asn Asp Cys 35 40 45 Ser Asn Ser Ser Ile Ile Tyr Glu Met Asp Gly Met Ile Met His Tyr 50 55 60 Pro Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Arg Glu Asp Asn His Leu Arg Cys Trp 65 70 75 80 Met Ala Leu Thr Pro Thr Leu Ala Val Lys Xaa Ala Ser Val Pro Thr 85 90 95 Xaa Ala Ile Arg Arg His Val Asp Leu Leu Val Gly Xaa Xaa Thr Phe 100 105 110 Cys Ser Ala Met Tyr Val Xaa Asp Leu Cys Gly Ser Val Phe Leu Ala 115 120 125 Gly Gln Leu Phe Thr Phe Ser Pro Arg Met His His Thr Thr Gln Glu 130 135 140 Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile 145 280 149 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (82)..(82) Xaa is any amino acid 280 Asp Gly Val Asn Tyr Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser 1 5 10 15 Ile Phe Leu Leu Ala Phe Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Thr Thr Ala 20 25 30 His Glu Val Arg Asn Ala Ser Gly Val Tyr His Leu Thr Asn Asp Cys 35 40 45 Ser Asn Ser Ser Ile Ile Tyr Glu Met Ser Gly Met Ile Leu His Ala 50 55 60 Pro Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Arg Glu Asn Asn Ser Ser Arg Cys Trp 65 70 75 80 Met Xaa Leu Thr Pro Thr Leu Ala Val Lys Asp Ala Asn Val Pro Thr 85 90 95 Ala Ala Ile Arg Arg His Val Asp Leu Leu Val Gly Thr Ala Ala Phe 100 105 110 Arg Ser Ala Met Tyr Val Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Ser Val Phe Leu Val 115 120 125 Gly Gln Leu Phe Thr Phe Ser Pro Arg Leu Tyr His Thr Thr Gln Glu 130 135 140 Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile 145 281 37 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (1)..(1) Xaa is any amino acid 281 Xaa Arg Ser Arg Asn Asn Gly Lys Val Asn Asp Thr Leu Xaa Cys Gly 1 5 10 15 Phe Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Xaa Xaa Pro Leu Gly 20 25 30 Gly Ile Glu Arg Ala 35 282 15 PRT hepatitis C virus 282 Tyr Ile Pro Leu Val Gly Ala Pro Leu Asn Gly Ala Ala Arg Ala 1 5 10 15 283 149 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (121)..(121) Xaa is any amino acid 283 Asp Gly Ile Asn Phe Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser 1 5 10 15 Ile Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Leu Ser Cys Leu Thr Val Pro Ala Ser Ala 20 25 30 Ile Asn Tyr Arg Asn Val Ser Gly Ile Tyr Tyr Val Thr Asn Asp Cys 35 40 45 Pro Asn Ser Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala Asp His His Ile Leu His Leu 50 55 60 Pro Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Arg Glu Gly Asn Gln Ser Arg Cys Trp 65 70 75 80 Val Ala Leu Thr Pro Thr Val Ala Ala Pro Tyr Ile Gly Ala Pro Leu 85 90 95 Glu Ser Leu Arg Ser His Val Asp Leu Met Val Gly Ala Ala Thr Val 100 105 110 Cys Ser Ala Leu Tyr Ile Gly Asp Xaa Cys Xaa Gly Leu Phe Leu Val 115 120 125 Gly Gln Met Phe Ser Phe Arg Pro Arg Arg His Trp Thr Thr Gln Asp 130 135 140 Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile 145 284 149 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (85)..(85) Xaa is any amino acid 284 Asp Gly Ile Asn Phe Ala Thr Gly Asn Leu Pro Gly Cys Ser Phe Ser 1 5 10 15 Ile Phe Leu Leu Ala Leu Phe Ser Cys Leu Leu Thr Pro Thr Ala Gly 20 25 30 Leu Glu Tyr Arg Asn Ala Ser Gly Leu Tyr Met Val Thr Asn Asp Cys 35 40 45 Ser Asn Gly Ser Ile Val Tyr Glu Ala Gly Asp Ile Ile Leu His Leu 50 55 60 Pro Gly Cys Val Pro Cys Val Arg Ser Gly Asn Thr Ser Arg Cys Trp 65 70 75 80 Ile Pro Val Ser Xaa Thr Val Ala Val Lys Ser Pro Cys Ala Ala Thr 85 90 95 Ala Ser Leu Arg Thr His Val Asp Met Met Val Xaa Ala Ala Thr Leu 100 105 110 Cys Ser Ala Leu Tyr Val Gly Asp Leu Cys Gly Ala Leu Phe Leu Xaa 115 120 125 Gly Gln Gly Phe Ser Trp Arg His Arg Gln His Trp Thr Val Gln Asp 130 135 140 Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile 145 285 24 PRT hepatitis C virus MISC_FEATURE (3)..(4) Xaa is any amino acid 285 Thr Cys Xaa Xaa Ala Asp Leu Met Gly Tyr Xaa Pro Val Val Gly Ala 1 5 10 15 Pro Val Gly Gly Xaa Ala Arg Ala 20 286 19 PRT hepatitis C virus 286 Val Gln Asp Cys Asn Cys Ser Ile Tyr Pro Gly His Ile Thr Gly His 1 5 10 15 Arg Met Ala
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Classifications
U.S. Classification424/185.1, 530/350, 424/189.1
International ClassificationA61K39/00, C12N15/09, A61P31/14, A61P31/12, C12N15/40, A61K39/29, A61P37/04, C07K14/18
Cooperative ClassificationY10S530/806, Y10S530/826, C07K2319/00, C12N2770/36022, A61K39/00, C12N2770/24222, C07K14/005
European ClassificationC07K14/005