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Influenza H1N1 Virus Gene Replikins Found Conserved and Shared in Current Strains Back to 1918

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SOURCE Replikins, Ltd.

New Analysis Provides Basis for a Synthetic Influenza H1N1 Blocker-Vaccine Candidate, Now Available for Testing

LONDON, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An analysis by Replikins, Ltd. of Pubmed data of the gene structures of all Influenza H1N1 virus strains has revealed extensive conservation and sharing of specific Replikin structures back to 1918.  This conservation and sharing of specific Replikin gene structures has permitted the formulation of a Synthetic Influenza H1N1 Blocker-Vaccine candidate, as it did for the H5N1 influenza vaccine and the Taura Syndrome Shrimp vaccine, both of which have been found to be effective (1,2).

This H1N1 vaccine candidate is synthesized in five days and is available freeze-dried to governments and other institutions for testing and use according to the country's regulatory bodies.

The Replikin Count of the HA gene of H1N1 has continued to increase above the level of the H1N1 Pandemic of 2009.

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References:

1. Jackwood et al. Efficacy of a Replikin Peptide Vaccine Against Low-Pathogenicity Avian Influenza H5 Virus. Avian Diseases 53:613-617, 2009.

2. Bogoch S and Bogoch ES. Prediction of specific virus outbreaks made from the increased concentration of a new class of virus genomic peptides, replikins. Nature Precedings doi:10.1038/npre.2011.6279.1?

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