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Mers CoV Virus Gene Replikins Found Conserved and Shared in Current Strains Back to 2012

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SOURCE Replikins, Ltd.

New Analysis Provides Basis for a Synthetic Mers CoV 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 Mers CoV virus strains has revealed extensive conservation and sharing of specific Replikin structures back to 2012.  This conservation and sharing of specific Replikin gene structures has permitted the formulation of a Synthetic Mers CoV 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 Mers CoV 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 Mers CoV gene has continued to increase rather than to decrease as its relative SARS did in 2003 to signal cessation of that outbreak.

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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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