This is a 20-27 amino acid fragment of the vaccinia virus (VV) gene B8R, which encodes a secreted protein related to gamma interferon receptor (IFN-α). B8R binds to IFN-α and neutralizes its antiviral activity.
Verardi, P. et al. J Virol 75, 1 (2001).
Sequence (One-Letter Code)
Sequence (Three-Letter Code)
H - Thr - Ser - Tyr - Lys - Phe - Glu - Ser - Val - OH