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1. WO1993017109 - PROTEINE DE POINTE DU VIB (2)

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IBV SPIKE PROTEIN (2)
Background of the invention
1. Field of the invention
This invention relates to the spike protein of infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) and to a recombinant DNA method of preparing it. IBV is a virus which causes respiratory disease in the fowl, and is of particular importance in relation to poultry.

2. Description of the prior art
IBV is a virus of the type Coronaviridae. It has a single-stranded RNA genome, approximately 20 kb in length, of positive polarity, which specifies the production of three major structural proteins: nucleocapsid protein, membrane glycoprotein, and spike glycoprotein. The spike glycoprotein is so called because it is present in the teardrop-shaped surface projections or spikes protruding from the lipid membrane of the virus. The spike protein is believed likely to be responsible for immunogenicity of the virus, partly by analogy with the spike proteins of other coronavi ruses and partly by in vitro neutralisation experiments, see, for example, D. Cavanagh et al., Avian Pathology 13, 573-583 (1984). Although the term "spike protein" is used to refer to the glycoproteinaceous material of the spike, it has been characterised by D. Cavanagh, Journal of General Virology 64, 1187-1191; 1787-1791; and 2577-2583 (1983) as comprising two or three copies each of two glycopolypeptides,

S1 (90,000 daltons) and S2 (84,000 daltons). The polypeptide components of the glycopolypeptides S1 and S2 have been estimated after enzymatic removal of oligosaccharides to have a combined molecular weight of approximately 125,000 daltons. It appears that the spike protein is attached to the viral membrane by the

S2 polypeptide. Thus, the protein comprises an extra cellular domain, a transmembrane domain and a cytoplasmic anchor domain.

European Patent Application Publication No. 218625A NRDC (and equivalent US Patent 5,032,520 and corresponding application in Japan) discloses the cloning of cDNA sequences coding for the spike protein precursor as well as sequences coding specifically for the S1 and S2 polypeptides. Such a DNA molecule which codes for an IBV spike protein will hereinafter be referred to as "spike DNA" for brevity. The disclosed spike DNA codes for the whol e spike protein, i.e. all 3 domains.
Summary of the invention
It has now been found that it is unnecessary to clone the whole spike cDNA disclosed in European Patent 218625A in order to obtain an immunological response: a truncated "spike DNA" considerably shorter in length may be cloned and expressed to produce a polypeptide that will generate an immunological response.
Thus, the present invention relates to a DNA molecule which codes substantially for a truncated IBV spike protein polypeptide. The truncated IBV spike protein polypeptide produced as a result of the cloning and expression of a DNA molecule of the present invention is characterised in lacking the transmembrane domain and cytoplasmic anchor region of the native IBV spike protein.
A DNA molecule according to the invention is shown in the Sequence Listing (SEQ ID NO: 1). This DNA molecule was obtained as a result of research on the M41 strain of IBV, but it is expected that similarly truncated spike protein of cDNA of other IBV serotypes and strains such as Beaudette, M42, 6/82, Connecticut isolate A5968, Arkansas and Holland strains H120, H52, Ma5, D207, D212, D3128 and D3896, whether or not exhibiting a high degree of homology with M41, will express IBV spike protein.
In referring to a DNA molecule defined as coding substantially for a truncated IBV spike protein it will be appreciated that it is intended not to exclude DNA flanking sequences, which may be, for example, cDNA to flanking sequences in the IBV RNA genome (other than transmembrane sequences) or may be foreign sequences derived from other genes, such as leader sequences that may assist in driving expression of the truncated polypeptide or may be a short sequence of plasmid DNA. Also, it is not intended that the DNA molecule should necessarily code for amino acids extending right up to the 5'- terminus or 3'-truncated end. It may be possible to obtain expression of the truncated spike protein lacking say, up to 5 or even 10 of the amino acids (30 nucleotides) at either end.
The invention also includes a vector containing the above defined DNA molecule, including a cloning vector such as a plasmid or phage or expression vector, preferably a pox virus vector, and a host containing the vector. Mammalian cells containing the above-defined DNA molecule, whether as naked DNA or contained in a vector, are also included. Further, the invention includes isolated biosynthetic truncated spike protein polypeptide and its expression from mammalian cells.
Brief description of the drawings
Figures 1-17 show plasmid constructs of use in the preparation of DNA molecules of the present invention.
Description of the preferred embodiments
SEQ ID NO: 1 shows the complete nucleotide sequence of a cDNA molecule of the invention obtained from IBV genomic RNA M41 strain. The IBV RNA of other strains is believed to be fairly similar to that of M41, and therefore oligonucleotides derived from DNA of the present invention can be used as primers for sequencing RNA of other serotypes thus enabling truncated cDNA for all or virtually all other serotypes to be prepared using methods described hereinafter. Obviously, those serotypes in which the entire IBV spike protein cDNA has a high degree of nucleotide sequence homology with IBV M41 strain are slightly preferred, as giving a wider choice of potential oligonucleotides.

The vectors included in the invention are cloning and expression vectors. The DNA molecule of the present invention is conveniently multiplied by insertion in a prokaryotic vector, for example pBR322, and cloning in an appropriate host such as a bacterial host, especially E. coli. Alternatively, using appropriate different vectors it could be multiplied in (say) Bacillus species, or a yeast. For expression, mammalian cells can be transfected by the calcium phosphate precipitation method or transformed by a viral vector. Viral vectors include retroviruses and poxviruses such as fowl pox virus or vaccinia virus.
A DNA molecule of the present invention may be prepared by first obtaining full length IBV spike DNA in a suitable plasmid. European Patent 218625A NRDC predicts the probable transmembrane domain of the spike protein and indicates the region of DNA coding for it. A suitable endonuclease restriction site near the beginning of the DNA sequence coding for the transmembrane domain, can then be identified. Using the desired endonuclease, the IBV spike DNA may be cleaved and the truncated DNA molecule coding for the extracellular domain, introduced into a viral vector as described below. Care is needed to ensure either that the chosen restriction site is a unique one in the spike DNA, or that a cloning procedure such as described in the Example is devised to compensate. In the Example, a two-step cloning process was used to overcome a second Styl site in the M41 spike DNA mol ecul e . Al ternatively, once i t i s known where the sequence coding for the transmembrane domain begins, the truncation can be brought about using Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) cloning or by using oligonucleotide site-directed mutagenesis. In the latter method, a stop codon is inserted at the desired position.
The truncated IBV spike DNA can be introduced into the viral vector as follows. The DNA is inserted into a plasmid containing an appropriate non-essential region of poxvirus DNA, such as the thymidine kinase gene of vaccinia virus or into any suitable non-essential region of fowlpox virus, e.g. as described in European Patent 353851A, so that the insert interrupts the NER sequence. A poxvirus promoter, e.g. the vaccinia virus p7.5K promoter, which is usable in vaccinia virus or avipoxviruses, or a fowlpox virus promoter as described in our prior patent applications publication Nos. WO89/03879, WO90/04638 and WO91/02072, is also introduced into the NER sequence in such a position that it will operate on the inserted truncated spike DNA sequence. When an intergenic NER is used a "marker" gene with its own promoter e.g. the lac Z gene will be inserted along with the sequence coding for the truncated spike protein. When the poxvirus and the plasmid recombinant DNA are co-transfected into a mammalian cell, homologous recombination takes place between the poxvirus NER, such as TK in vaccinia virus, or a said non-essential region of fowlpox virus and the same gene or region present in the plasmid. Since the truncated IBV spike DNA has thereby interrupted the poxvirus gene, viruses lacking the gene expression product, such as TK, are selected. If the NER used is an intergenic region, viruses expressing the truncated spike protein will be identified by the co-expression of the "marker" gene e.g. blue plaques colonies if lac Z is the marker gene. Once such a recombinant virus vector has been thus constructed it can be used to introduce the truncated IBV spike DNA directly into the desired host cells without the need for any separate step of transfecting plasmid recombinant DNA into the cells.
In order to improve the expression of the truncated spike protein it may be preferable to replace part or all of the untranslated leader sequence upstream of the spike gene. The leader sequence is the region between the TAATTATT of the promoter sequence and the ATG initiation codon of the gene. By replacing part or all of the native FPV IBV leader sequence with leader sequences derived from other related viruses such as poxviruses it may be possible to initiate stronger translation in FPV.
Such leader sequences could be derived from: (i) part or all of the sequences found downstream of other poxviral promoters e.g. the vaccinia virus p7.5 promoter (ii) part or all of the leader sequences from foreign genes that have been shown to be well expressed in cells infected by the appropriate recombinant poxviruses or (iii) synthetic sequences shown to promote efficient translation in poxvirus-infected cells. The replacement of appropriate sequences can be accomplished using PCR cloning or by inserting synthetic oligonucleotides. The choice of leader sequence to be used and the method of insertion is well within the ability of skilled man. The Example 2 hereinafter illustrates how the procedure could be performed.

The invention therefore further relates to a vector wherein containing part or all of a sequence found downstream of a poxvirus promoter, not being the poxvirus promoter of use in the vector, between the promoter and the IBV DNA Molecule.
With a view ultimately to obtaining expression of the recombinant virus in vivo, the preferred poxvirus is fowlpox virus. It may be that the inserted truncated IBV DNA contains a sequence, which, in the fowl pox vector, leads to premature termination of transcription. In this case, the truncated spike DNA would have to be modified slightly by one or two nucleotides, thereby to allow transcription to proceed along the full length of the gene.
The vector can be introduced into any appropriate host by any method known in recombinant DNA technology. Hosts include E. coli. Bacillus spp, animal cells such as avian or mammalian cells and yeasts. The method of introduction can be transformed by a plasmid or cosmi d vector, or infection by a phage or viral vector etc. as known in recombinant DNA technology.
The following Examples illustrate the invention. All temperatures are in °C.
EXAMPLE 1
I. Preparation of a full length IBV spike protein cDNA from M41 strain
Example 2 of European Patent Application Publication No. 218625 (NRDC) describes the preparation of cDNA coding for the spike protein precursor of IBV strain M41. It describes therein the preparation of plasmids pMB276 and pMB250 containing the entire M41 spike protein cDNA sequence.
An initial step in the preparation of a DNA molecule encoding a truncated IBV spike protein was to join pMB276 and pMB250 to produce a full length clone of the IBV M41 spike gene.
1. Joining pMB276 and pMB250 at a shared Ndel site to produce a full length clone of the IBV M41 spike gene (in PMB374) Plasmids pMB276 and pMB250 were digested with Ndel (20 units) in 50mM tris-HCl pH 8.0, 10mM MgCl2, 50mM NaCl, final volume 20μl.

The digested DNA was then phenol-extracted with an equal volume of TE-saturated phenol, ether extracted twice with an equal volume of water-saturated ether, then ethanol- precipitated. The precipitated DNA was resuspended in 15μl water. Then 2.5μl of each digest were ligated together in a total volume of 10μl in 50mM tris-HCl pH 7.5, 10mM MgCl2, 10mM DTT, 1mM ATP, 1 unit T4 DNA ligase at 4ºC overnight. Ligated DNA, in lμl of the ligation mix, was transformed into competent E. coli DH5 and transformed bacteria were selected on agar plates containing tetracycline. Transformant colonies were grown in L broth plus tetracycline and DNA was isolated therefrom using a standard procedure described by Holmes and Quigley (1981), Analytical Biochemistry 114: 193-197. Following digestion of the isolated DNA with Ndel and agarose gel electrophoresis, it was apparent that, of 48 clones screened, one (no. 17) had inherited the desired fragments from the parental plasmids, viz. a fragment of circa 6kbp from pMB276, Fig. 1 and a fragment of about 4kbp from pMB 250, Fig. 2. The desired recombinant plasmid would also have a fragment, following Pstl digestion, equivalent to the length of pBR322 (Pi±l sites flank the M41 spike cDNA). Analysis of clone 17 showed that it did not have a pBR322-sized Pstl fragment, indicating that the two Ndel fragments had ligated together in the wrong relative orientation. Clone 17 DNA was therefore digested with Ndel and religated (using procedures described above) to allow isolation of recombinants with the two Ndel fragments in the correct orientation. Analysis of Pstl-digested DNA from a number of clones showed that about 50% had religated to give the correct orientation. One of these clones was saved, as pMB374, Fig, 3.
2. Cloning the IBV M41 spike gene under control of the vaccinia virus P7.5 promoter to make pGSS2
The IBV M41 spike protein gene was cut out of pMB374 by digestion of the plasmid with Tthlll 1, see Fig. 3, in 10mM tris-Hcl pH 7.4, 10mM MgCl2, 50mM NaCl, 10mM (J-mercaptoethanol, at 65°C in a final volume of 20μl. The DNA was made blunt-ended by the addition of 0.025mM dATP, dCTP, dGTP, dTTP and 5 units of Klenow polymerase, followed by incubation for In at room temperature. The digestion products were electrophoresed on an agarose gel using standard procedures as described by Maniatis et al., (1982) in "Molecular cloning: a laboratory manual" (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) and a 5kb fragment, containing the spike gene was purified using "Geneclean II" (Bio 101) as per supplier's instructions. The purified DNA was then cloned into the Smal site of pGS20 (from Dr. G. L. Smith, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3RE, as described in Mackett, Smith & Moss (1984), J. Virol. 49, 857-864) to make pGSS2, see Fig. 4.
II. Truncation of M41 spike gene
It was desired to truncate the spike protein gene so that the protein would not carry a transmembrane segment and a cytoplasmic domain. This could be conveniently achieved by cutting the gene at the Styl site (position 4384 in pGSS2). As there is another Styl site within the gene, a two step process was devised. This involved the transfer of the spike protein gene sequences (without the p7.5 promoter) to pUC19 (Yanisch-Perron, Vieira & Messing, 1985, Gene 33, 103-119). Finally the truncated spike gene was transferred to the fowlpoxvirus expression plasmid, pEFL29. These steps are described below.
1. Transfer of the Styl fragment within the spike gene from pGSS2 to pUC19 to make pUC/M41Sty
pGSS2 was digested with Styl, the DNA was made blunt-ended with Klenow polymerase and the 1.95kb fragment (2430-4384) was recovered and purified. This fragment was ligated into pUC19 digested with Smal. Recombinants carrying the inserted fragment were isolated and the orientation of the inserted fragment was checked by digestion of their plasmid DNA with Mlul and BamHl . The required recombinant had a small Mlul /BamHl fragment of 480 bp (and not 1480bp) and was given the title pUC/M41Sty, Fig. 5 (note that ligation of the blunt-ended Styl fragment into the Smal site restores the Styl sites but not the Smal site).

2. Cloning the N-terminal part of the spike gene from pGSS2 into pUC/M41 Sty to give pUC/M41 Bam-Sty (containing spike sequences from the N-terminus to the C-terminal Styl site)
Plasmids pGSS2, Fig. 4, and pUC/M41Sty, Fig. 5, were both digested with BamHl and Afl2 and fragments of 2.2kb and 3.8kb, respectively, were recovered. The purified fragments were ligated together and recombinants were isolated. The required recombinant (titled pUC/M41 Barn-Sty), Fig. 6, had the 0.85kb BamHl /Afl2 fragment of pUC/M41Sty replaced by a 2.2kb fragment from pGSS2, Fig. 6.
3. Transfer of the truncated spike gene from pUC/M41 Bam-Sty into the fowlpoxyirus expression vector, pEFL29. to give pEFS17
The entire truncated spike gene sequences were cut out of pUC/M41 Barn-Sty using BamHl and EcoRl. Following repair of the ends of the DNA with Klenow polymerase, the 3.3kb fragment was isolated, purified and blunt-end ligated into pEFL29, Fig. 7, digested with Sjjal. Recombinants were screened by digestion with BamHl/Bgl2 to check that the spike gene insert was in the correct orientation relative to the p7.5 promoter in pEFL29. Correct recombinants were titled pEFS17, Fig. 8. (The derivation of pEFL29 is described below).
4. Derivation of pEFL29
A DNA fragment containing the fowlpoxvirus 4b promoter driving a lacZ reporter gene was cut out of plasmid pNM4b30 (see the relevant fowlpox virus promoter patent specification (WO89/03879), page 35, Table 2) using EcoRl and Nrul. The fragment was end-repaired and was then blunt-end ligated into the end-repaired Bgl2 site of a plasmid containing part of the terminal BamHl fragment of fowlpoxvirus (pB3ME, described in Boursnell et al., 1990, J. Gen. Virol. 71, 621-628) to create plasmid pEFL10.
The vaccinia virus p7.5 promoter was then introduced, on a 300bp EcoRl (end-repaired) DNA fragment from pGS20 (see above), into the Scal site of pEFL10. A recombinant with the p7.5 promoter in such an orientation that transcription from it is initiated in the opposite direction to that from the fowlpoxvirus 4b promoter, identified by restriction analysis using BamHl. was titled pEFL29.
5. Isolation of recombinant fowlpoxvirus expressing the truncated IBV M41 spike gene
Chick embryo fibroblasts (CEFs), at 80% confluence, were infected with the Duphar "Poxine" strain of fowlpoxvirus at a multiplicity of infection (m.o.i.) of 1. At 4h post-infection, pEFS17 DNA (lOμg per 25cm2 flask) was introduced to the cells using the 'Lipofectin' method (BRL) under manufacturer's instructions. Five days post-infection, when there was complete cytopathic effect, the cells were harvested. Virus, released from the cells by freeze/thawing three times, was used at various dilutions to infect CEFs which were then overlaid with agarose to allow plaques to form. When plaques were visible the plates were overlaid with X-gal agarose. Two days later, blue plaques were picked and virus was released by freeze/thawing. The virus was titrated again, overlaid with X-gal agarose and blue plaques were picked again. This procedure was repeated three more times. Finally two plaques (fpl74P×1111 and fpl74P×1121) were chosen for further characterisation.
Ill- Characterisation of the fowlpoxvirus/EFS17 recombinant viruses
1. (a) Plaque hybridisation analysis
These viruses were propagated and plaques on CEFs were once more obtained. The agarose overlay was removed and a nitrocellulose filter was applied to the cell sheet. A piece of 3MM filter paper, soaked in 20X SSC, was applied to the nitrocellulose filter. The nitrocellulose filter was then removed and baked at 80°C in a vacuum oven. The filters were then probed with a 32p-radiolabelled probe specific for the IBV M41 spike protein gene, to verify that the recombinant fowlpox viruses carried the IBV M41 spike protein gene.

2. (b) Radio-immunoprecipitation assay (RIPA)
CEFs were infected with the fpEFS17 recombinant viruses (or with a control 'poxine'/lacZ recombinant virus or mock-infected) at a m.o.i. of 10. At 24h post-infection the tissue culture medium was replaced with methionine-free medium to 'starve' the cells (i.e. to deplete the cells of their intracellular methionine pool) for lh. The cells were then labelled with

35S-methionine (100μCi) for 3h. Then they were harvested, washed and lysed in RIPA buffer (the RIPA procedures used are described in detail in "Antibodies: a laboratory manual", Harlow and Lane (1988), Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York). A polyclonal serum raised in rabbits against purified IBV M41 spike protein was added to the clarified extracts and immune complexes were precipitated with protein-A/Sepharose.
The protein-A/Sepharose was washed thrice with RIPA buffer, then resuspended in SDS-PAGE sample buffer and boiled for 3 min. The samples were then applied to a 5-10% gradient SDS-PAGE gel and electrophoresed. The gel was fixed and exposed by fluorography.

RIPA analysis showed that cells infected with the fpEFS17 recombinant viruses, but not those infected with control 'poxine'/lacZ recombinant nor uninfected cells, synthesised a new protein (apparent molecular weight about 160K). The band appeared 'fuzzy', characteristic of an extensively glycosylated protein such as the spike protein. When the infected cells were 'starved' and labelled in the presence of tunicamycin, an inhibitor of N-linked glycosylation, a faint band was seen at about 120K (the predicted size of the unmodified primary translation product) but most of the new product appeared as two closely migrating bands of 90-95K, suggesting that the unglycosylated protein was unstable and was being cleaved by protease activity.

EXAMPLE 2
The Example below describes the replacement of the untranslated IBV spike sequences with sequences derived from part of the leader downstream of the p7.5 promoter, by cloning synthetic oligonucleotides between the BamHl site in the leader and a Spel site near the 5' end of the IBV spike coding sequence. The complete leader is then cloned upstream of the truncated IBV spike gene from pEFS 17 to give pEFS 20.
In summary the 83 base pair BamHI-Spel fragment (SEQ ID NO 3) in pEFS17 is replaced with a synthetic leader based on p7.5 (SEQ ID NO 4) using the oligonucleotides MAS-H7 and MAS-H8 (SEQ ID 5 and 6 respectively).
1) Replacing non-translated leader from IBV in pGSS2 with leader sequences from the vaccinia virus P7.5 promoter
Plasmid pGSS2 (Fig. 4) was digested with BamHl (1059) and Spel (3358), and fragments of 10kb and 2.2kb (Fig. 9 were recovered. To anneal synthetic oligonucleotides MAS-H7 and MAS-H8, 50 pmol of each were mixed in 10μl water. They were then boiled for 3 minutes and allowed to cool slowly to room temperature. The annealed oligonucleotide duplex (0.2 to 5 pmol) was then ligated to the 10 kb BamHI-Spel fragment from pGSS2. The required recombinant, pGSS3 (Fig. 10), had retained the BamHl and Spel sites but had deleted a 2.2 kb Spel fragment relative to pGSS2.
2) Replacing the deleted 2.2 kb Spel fragment from pGSS2 into pGSS3 to make pGSS4
The 2.2 kb Spel fragment from pGSS2 (Fig 11) was ligated into pGSS3 linearised with Spel. The presence and orientation of the inserted Spel fragment in the resultant recombinant, pGSS4 (Fig. 12), was verified by digestion with Spel, Aflll, Mlul or BamHl/Sal 1.

3) Cloning the IBV spike gene with the new leader from pGSS4 into the expression vector, pEFL29
Plasmid pGSS4 was digested with BamHl and EcoRl, repaired with Klenow polymerase then a 4.9 kb fragment (Fig. 13) was recovered and ligated into pEFL29 (Fig. 7) digested with Smal. The presence and orientation of the spike gene insert in the desired recombinant, pEFS19 (Fig. 14), was checked by digestion with BamHl, EcoRl, Styl or BamHI/Styl.
4) Combining the new leader and 5'-terminus of the IBV spike gene (from pEFS19) with the C-terminus of the truncated spike gene (from pEFS17)
Plasmids pEFS17 and pEFS19 were digested with Ncol and Bglll then 3 kb (Fig. 15) and 11.8 kb (Fig. 16) fragments, respectively, were recovered and ligated together. The required recombinant pEFS20 (Fig. 17) was checked by digestion with Kpnl,

BamHl, Styl and BamHI/Styl.
Recombinant fowlpox viruses were derived, using pEFS20, and analysed as described above in Example l.III for pEFS17.

SEQUENCE LISTING

(1) GENERAL INFORMATION:
(i) APPLICANT: British, Technology Group Ltd
(ii) TITLE OF INVENTION: IBV Spike Protein (2)
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(A) APPLICATION NUMBER: GB 9203509.6
(B) FILING DATE: 19-FEB-1992
(viϋ) ATTORNEY/AGENT INFORMATION:
(A) NAME: Percy, R K
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(2) INFORMATION FOR SEQ ID NO:1:
(i) SEQUENCE CHARACTERISTICS:
(A) LENGTH: 3281 base pairs
(B) TYPE: nucleic acid
(C) STRANDEDNESS: single
(D) TOPOLOGY: linear
(ii) MOLECULE TYPE: cDNA
(iv) ANTI-SENSE: NO
(vi) ORIGINAL SOURCE:
(A) ORGANISM: Infectious bronchitis virus
(B) STRAIN: M41 (ix) FEATURE:
(A) NAME/KEY: CDS
(B) LOCATION: 1..3281

(xi) SEQUENCE DESCRIPTION: SEQ ID NO:1:
ATG TTG GTA ACA CCT CTT TTA CTA GTG ACT CTT TTG TGT GTA CTA TGT
48
Met Leu Val Thr Pro Leu Leu Leu Val Thr Leu Leu Cys Val Leu Cys

1 5 10 15

AGT GCT GCT TTG TAT GAC AGT AGT TCT TAC GTT TAC TAC TAC CAA AGT
96
Ser Ala Ala Leu Tyr Asp Ser Ser Ser Tyr Val Tyr Tyr Tyr Gln Ser
20 25 30

GCC TTT AGA CCA CCT AAT GGT TGG CAT TTA CAC GGG GGT GCT TAT GCG
144
Ala Phe Arg Pro Pro Asn Gly Trp His Leu His Gly Gly Ala Tyr Ala

35 40 45

GTA GTT AAT ATT TCT AGC GAA TCT AAT AAT GCA GGC TCT TCA CCT GGG
192
Val Val Asn Ile Ser Ser Glu Ser Asn Asn Ala Gly Ser Ser Pro Gly

50 55 60

TGT ATT GTT GGT ACT ATT CAT GGT GGT CGT GTT GTT AAT GCT TCT TCT
240
Cys Ile Val Gly Thr Ile His Gly Gly Arg Val Val Asn Ala Ser Ser

65 70 75 80

ATA GCT ATG ACG GCA CCG TCA TCA GGT ATG GCT TGG TCT AGC AGT CAG
288
Ile Ala Met Thr Ala Pro Ser Ser Gly Met Ala Trp Ser Ser Ser Gln
85 90 95

TTT TGT ACT GCA CAC TGT AAC TTT TCA GAT ACT ACA GTG TTT GTT ACA
336
Phe Cys Thr Ala His Cys Asn Phe Ser Asp Thr Thr Val Phe Val Thr

100 105 110

CAT TGT TAT AAA TAT GAT GGG TGT CCT ATA ACT GGC ATG CGT CAA AAG
384 His Cys Tyr Lys Tyr Asp Gly Cys Pro Ile Thr Gly Met Arg Gln Lys 115 120 125

AAT TTT TTA CGT GTT TCT GCT ATG AAA AAT GGC CAG CTT TTC TAT AAT
432
Asn Phe Leu Arg Val Ser Ala Met Lys Asn Gly Gln Leu Phe Tyr Asn

130 135 140

TTA ACA GTT AGT GTA GCT AAG TAC CCT ACT TTT AAA TCA TTT CAG TGT
480
Leu Thr Val Ser Val Ala Lys Tyr Pro Thr Phe Lys Ser Phe Gln Cys

145 150 155 160

GTT AAT AAT TTA ACA TCC GTA TAT TTA AAT GGT GAT CTT GTT TAC ACC
528
Val Asn Asn Leu Thr Ser Val Tyr Leu Asn Gly Asp Leu Val Tyr Thr
165 170 175

TCT AAT GAG ACC ACA GAT GTT ACA TCT GCA GGT GTT TAT TTT AAA GCT
576
Ser Asn Glu Thr Thr Asp Val Thr Ser Ala Gly Val Tyr Phe Lys Ala
180 185 190

GGT GGA CCT ATA ACT TAT AAA GTT ATG AGA GAA GTT AAA GCC CTG GCT
624
Gly Gly Pro Ile Thr Tyr Lys Val Met Arg Glu Val Lys Ala Leu Ala

195 200 205

TAT TTT GTT AAT GGT ACT GCA CAA GAT GTT ATT TTG TGT GAT GGA TCA
672
Tyr Phe Val Asn Gly Thr Ala Gln Asp Val Ile Leu Cys Asp Gly Ser

210 215 220

CCT AGA GGC TTG TTA GCA TGC CAG TAT AAT ACT GGC AAT TTT TCA GAT
720
Pro Arg Gly Leu Leu Ala Cys Gln Tyr Asn Thr Gly Asn Phe Ser Asp

225 230 235 240

GGC TTT TAT CCT TTT ATT AAT AGT AGT TTA GTT AAG CAG AAG TTT ATT
768
Gly Phe Tyr Pro Phe Ile Asn Ser Ser Leu Val Lys Gln Lys Phe Ile 245 250 255

GTC TAT CGT GAA AAT AGT GTT AAT ACT ACT TTT ACG TTA CAC AAT TTC
816
Val Tyr Arg Glu Asn Ser Val Asn Thr Thr Phe Thr Leu His Asn Phe
260 265 270

ACT TTT CAT AAT GAG ACT GGC GCC AAC CCT AAT CCT AGT GGT GTT CAG
864
Thr Phe His Asn Glu Thr Gly Ala Asn Pro Asn Pro Ser Gly Val Gln

275 280 285

AAT ATT CAA ACT TAC CAA ACA CAA ACA GCT CAG AGT GGT TAT TAT AAT
912
Asn Ile Gln Thr Tyr Gln Thr Gln Thr Ala Gln Ser Gly Tyr Tyr Asn

290 295 300

TTT AAT TTT TCC TTT CTG AGT AGT TTT GTT TAT AAG GAG TCT AAT TTT
960
Phe Asn Phe Ser Phe Leu Ser Ser Phe Val Tyr Lys Glu Ser Asn Phe

305 310 315 320

ATG TAT GGA TCT TAT CAC CCA AGT TGT AAT TTT AGA CTA GAA ACT ATT
1008
Met Tyr Gly Ser Tyr His Pro Ser Cys Asn Phe Arg Leu Glu Thr Ile
325 330 335

AAT AAT GGC TTG TGG TTT AAT TCA CTT TCA GTT TCA ATT GCT TAC GGT
1056
Asn Asn Gly Leu Trp Phe Asn Ser Leu Ser Val Ser Ile Ala Tyr Gly
340 345 350

CCT CTT CAA GGT GGT TGC AAG CAA TCT GTC TTT AGT GGT AGA GCA ACT
1104
Pro Leu Gln Gly Gly Cys Lys Gln Ser Val Phe Ser Gly Arg Ala Thr

355 360 365

TGT TGT TAT GCT TAT TCA TAT GGA GGT CCT TCG CTG TGT AAA GGT GTT
1152
Cys Cys Tyr Ala Tyr Ser Tyr Gly Gly Pro Ser Leu Cys Lys Gly Val

370 375 380 TAT TCA GGT GAG TTA GAT CTT AAT TTT GAA TGT GGA CTG TTA GTT TAT 1200
Tyr Ser Gly Glu Leu Asp Leu Asn Phe Glu Cys Gly Leu Leu Val Tyr 385 390 395 400

GTT ACT AAG AGC GGT GGC TCT CGT ATA CAA ACA GCC ACT GAA CCG CCA
1248
Val Thr Lys Ser Gly Gly Ser Arg Ile Gln Thr Ala Thr Glu Pro Pro
405 410 415

GTT ATA ACT CGA CAC AAT TAT AAT AAT ATT ACT TTA AAT ACT TGT GTT
1296
Val Ile Thr Arg His Asn Tyr Asn Asn Ile Thr Leu Asn Thr Cys Val
420 425 430

GAT TAT AAT ATA TAT GGC AGA ACT GGC CAA GGT TTT ATT ACT AAT GTA
1344
Asp Tyr Asn Ile Tyr Gly Arg Thr Gly Gln Gly Phe Ile Thr Asn Val

435 440 445

ACC GAC TCA GCT GTT AGT TAT AAT TAT CTA GCA GAC GCA GGT TTG GCT
1392
Thr Asp Ser Ala Val Ser Tyr Asn Tyr Leu Ala Asp Ala Gly Leu Ala

450 455 460

ATT TTA GAT ACA TCT GGT TCC ATA GAC ATC TTT GTT GTA CAA GGT GAA
1440
Ile Leu Asp Thr Ser Gly Ser Ile Asp Ile Phe Val Val Gln Gly Glu

465 470 475 480

TAT GGT CTT ACT TAT TAT AAG GTT AAC CCT TGC GAA GAT GTC AAC CAG
1488
Tyr Gly Leu Thr Tyr Tyr Lys Val Asn Pro Cys Glu Asp Val Asn Gln
485 490 495

CAG TTT GTA GTT TCT GGT GGT AAA TTA GTA GGT ATT CTT ACT TCA CGT
1536
Gln Phe Val Val Ser Gly Gly Lys Leu Val Gly Ile Leu Thr Ser Arg

500 505 510

AAT GAG ACT GGT TCT CAG CTT CTT GAG AAC CAG TTT TAC ATT AAA ATC
1584 Asn Glu Thr Gly Ser Gln Leu Leu Glu Asn Gln Phe Tyr Ile Lys Ile 515 520 525

ACT AAT GGA ACA CGT CGT TTT AGA CGT TCT ATT ACT GAA AAT GTT GCA
1632
Thr Asn Gly Thr Arg Arg Phe Arg Arg Ser Ile Thr Glu Asn Val Ala

530 535 540

AAT TGC CCT TAT GTT AGT TAT GGT AAG TTT TGT ATA AAA CCT GAT GGT
1680
Asn Cys Pro Tyr Val Ser Tyr Gly Lys Phe Cys Ile Lys Pro Asp Gly

545 550 555 560

TCA ATT GCC ACA ATA GTA CCA AAA CAA TTG GAA CAG TTT GTG GCA CCT
1728
Ser Ile Ala Thr Ile Val Pro Lys Gln Leu Glu Gln Phe Val Ala Pro
565 570 575

TTA CTT AAT GTT ACT GAA AAT GTG CTC ATA CCT AAC AGT TTT AAT TTA
1776
Leu Leu Asn Val Thr Glu Asn Val Leu Ile Pro Asn Ser Phe Asn Leu
580 585 590

ACT GTT ACA GAT GAG TAC ATA CAA ACG CGT ATG GAT AAG GTC CAA ATT
1824
Thr Val Thr Asp Glu Tyr Ile Gln Thr Arg Met Asp Lys Val Gln Ile

595 600 605

AAT TGT CTG CAG TAT GTT TGT GGC AAT TCT CTG GAT TGT AGA GAT TTG
1872
Asn Cys Leu Gln Tyr Val Cys Gly Asn Ser Leu Asp Cys Arg Asp Leu

610 615 620

TTT CAA CAA TAT GGG CCT GTT TGT GAC AAC ATA TTG TCT GTA GTA AAT
1920
Phe Gln Gln Tyr Gly Pro Val Cys Asp Asn Ile Leu Ser Val Val Asn

625 630 635 640

AGT ATT GGT CAA AAA GAA GAT ATG GAA CTT TTG AAT TTC TAT TCT TCT

1968
Ser Ile Gly Gln Lys Glu Asp Met Glu Leu Leu Asn Phe Tyr Ser Ser 645 650 655

ACT AAA CCG GCT GGT TTT AAT ACA CCA TTT CTT AGT AAT GTT AGC ACT
2016
Thr Lys Pro Ala Gly Phe Asn Thr Pro Phe Leu Ser Asn Val Ser Thr
660 665 670

GGT GAG TTT AAT ATT TCT CTT CTG TTA ACA ACT CCT AGT AGT CCT AGA
2064
Gly Glu Phe Asn Ile Ser Leu Leu Leu Thr Thr Pro Ser Ser Pro Arg

675 680 685

AGG CGT TCT TTT ATT GAA GAC CTT CTA TTT ACA AGC GTT GAA TCT GTT
2112
Arg Arg Ser Phe Ile Glu Asp Leu Leu Phe Thr Ser Val Glu Ser Val

690 695 700

GGA TTA CCA ACA GAT GAC GCA TAC AAA AAT TGC ACT GCA GGA CCT TTA
2160
Gly Leu Pro Thr Asp Asp Ala Tyr Lys Asn Cys Thr Ala Gly Pro Leu

705 710 715 720

GGT TTT CTT AAG GAC CTT GCG TGT GCT CGT GAA TAT AAT GGT TTG CTT
2208
Gly Phe Leu Lys Asp Leu Ala Cys Ala Arg Glu Tyr Asn Gly Leu Leu
725 730 735

GTG TTG CCT CCC ATT ATA ACA GCA GAA ATG CAA ACT TTG TAT ACT AGT
2256
Val Leu Pro Pro Ile Ile Thr Ala Glu Met Gln Thr Leu Tyr Thr Ser
740 745 750

TCT CTA GTA GCT TCT ATG GCT TTT GGT GGT ATT ACT GCA GCT GGT GCT
2304
Ser Leu Val Ala Ser Met Ala Phe Gly Gly Ile Thr Ala Ala Gly Ala

755 760 765

ATA CCT TTT GCC ACA CAA CTG CAG GCT AGA ATT AAT CAC TTG GGT ATT
2352
Ile Pro Phe Ala Thr Gln Leu Gln Ala Arg Ile Asn His Leu Gly Ile

770 775 780 ACC CAG TCA CTT TTG TTG AAG AAT CAA GAA AAA ATT GCT GCT TCC TTT

2400
Thr Gln Ser Leu Leu Leu Lys Asn Gln Glu Lys Ile Ala Ala Ser Phe

785 790 795 800

AAT AAG GCC ATT GGT CGT ATG CAG GAA GGT TTT AGA AGT ACA TCT CTA
2448
Asn Lys Ala Ile Gly Arg Met Gln Glu Gly Phe Arg Ser Thr Ser Leu
805 810 815

GCA TTA CAA CAA ATT CAA GAT GTT GTT AAT AAG CAG AGT GCT ATT CTT
2496
Ala Leu Gln Gln Ile Gln Asp Val Val Asn Lys Gln Ser Ala Ile Leu
820 825 830

ACT GAG ACT ATG GCA TCA CTT AAT AAA AAT TTT GGT GCT ATT TCT TCT
2544
Thr Glu Thr Met Ala Ser Leu Asn Lys Asn Phe Gly Ala Ile Ser Ser

835 840 845

GTG ATT CAA GAA ATC TAC CAG CAA CTT GAC GCC ATA CAA GCA AAT GCT
2592
Val Ile Gln Glu Ile Tyr Gln Gln Leu Asp Ala Ile Gln Ala Asn Ala

850 855 860

CAA GTG GAT CGT CTT ATA ACT GGT AGA TTG TCA TCA CTT TCT GTT TTA
2640
Gln Val Asp Arg Leu Ile Thr Gly Arg Leu Ser Ser Leu Ser Val Leu

865 870 875 880

GCA TCT GCT AAG CAG GCG GAG CAT ATT AGA GTG TCA CAA CAG CGT GAG
2688
Ala Ser Ala Lys Gln Ala Glu His Ile Arg Val Ser Gln Gln Arg Glu
885 890 895

TTA GCT ACT CAG AAA ATT AAT GAG TGT GTT AAG TCA CAG TCT ATT AGG
2736
Leu Ala Thr Gln Lys Ile Asn Glu Cys Val Lys Ser Gln Ser Ile Arg
900 905 910

TAC TCC TTT TGT GGT AAT GGA CGA CAT GTT CTA ACC ATA CCG CAA AAT
2784 Tyr Ser Phe Cys Gly Asn Gly Arg His Val Leu Thr Ile Pro Gln Asn 915 920 925

GCA CCT AAT GGT ATA GTG TTT ATA CAC TTT TCT TAT ACT CCA GAT AGT
2832
Ala Pro Asn Gly Ile Val Phe Ile His Phe Ser Tyr Thr Pro Asp Ser

930 935 940

TTT GTT AAT GTT ACT GCA ATA GTG GGT TTT TGT GTA AAG CCA GCT AAT
2880
Phe Val Asn Val Thr Ala Ile Val Gly Phe Cys Val Lys Pro Ala Asn

945 950 955 960

GCT AGT CAG TAT GCA ATA GTA CCC GCT AAT GGT AGG GGT ATT TTT ATA
2928
Ala Ser Gln Tyr Ala Ile Val Pro Ala Asn Gly Arg Gly Ile Phe Ile
965 970 975

CAA GTT AAT GGT AGT TAC TAC ATC ACA GCA CGA GAT ATG TAT ATG CCA
2976
Gln Val Asn Gly Ser Tyr Tyr Ile Thr Ala Arg Asp Met Tyr Met Pro
980 985 990

AGA GCT ATT ACT GCA GGA GAT ATA GTT ACG CTT ACT TCT TGT CAA GCA
3024
Arg Ala Ile Thr Ala Gly Asp Ile Val Thr Leu Thr Ser Cys Gln Ala

995 1000 1005

AAT TAT GTA AGT GTA AAT AAG ACC GTC ATT ACT ACA TTC GTA GAC AAT
3072
Asn Tyr Val Ser Val Asn Lys Thr Val Ile Thr Thr Phe Val Asp Asn

1010 1015 1020

GAT GAT TTT GAT TTT AAT GAC GAA TTG TCA AAA TGG TGG AAT GAC ACT
3120
Asp Asp Phe Asp Phe Asn Asp Glu Leu Ser Lys Trp Trp Asn Asp Thr

1025 1030 1035 1040

AAG CAT GAG CTA CCA GAC TTT GAC AAA TTC AAT TAC ACA GTA CCT ATA
3168
Lys His Glu Leu Pro Asp Phe Asp Lys Phe Asn Tyr Thr Val Pro Ile
1045 1050 1055 CTT GAC ATT GAT AGT GAA ATT GAT CGT ATT CAA GGC GTT ATA CAG GGT

3216
Leu Asp Ile Asp Ser Glu Ile Asp Arg Ile Gln Gly Val Ile Gln Gly
1060 1065 1070

CTT AAT GAC TCT TTA ATA GAC CTT GAA AAA CTT TCA ATA CTC AAA ACT
3264
Leu Asn Asp Ser Leu Ile Asp Leu Glu Lys Leu Ser Ile Leu Lys Thr

1075 1080 1085

TAT ATT AAG TGG CCA AG
3281
Tyr Ile Lys Trp Pro
1090

(2) INFORMATION FOR SEQ ID NO: 2:
(i) SEQUENCE CHARACTERISTICS:
(A) LENGTH: 1093 amino acids
(B) TYPE: amino acid
(D) TOPOLOGY: linear
(ii) MOLECULE TYPE: protein
(Xi) SEQUENCE DESCRIPTION: SEQ ID NO: 2:
Met Leu Val Thr Pro Leu Leu Leu Val Thr Leu Leu Cys Val Leu Cys 1 5 10 15

Ser Ala Ala Leu Tyr Asp Ser Ser Ser Tyr Val Tyr Tyr Tyr Gln Ser
20 25 30

Ala Phe Arg Pro Pro Asn Gly Trp His Leu His Gly Gly Ala Tyr Ala 35 40 45

Val Val Asn Ile Ser Ser Glu Ser Asn Asn Ala Gly Ser Ser Pro Gly 50 55 60

Cys Ile Val Gly Thr Ile His Gly Gly Arg Val Val Asn Ala Ser Ser 65 70 75 80 Ile Ala Met Thr Ala Pro Ser Ser Gly Met Ala Trp Ser Ser Ser Gln
85 90 95

Phe Cys Thr Ala His Cys Asn Phe Ser Asp Thr Thr Val Phe Val Thr 100 105 110 His Cys Tyr Lys Tyr Asp Gly Cys Pro Ile Thr Gly Met Arg Gln Lys 115 120 125

Asn Phe Leu Arg Val Ser Ala Met Lys Asn Gly Gln Leu Phe Tyr Asn 130 135 140

Leu Thr Val Ser Val Ala Lys Tyr Pro Thr Phe Lys Ser Phe Gln Cys 145 150 155 160

Val Asn Asn Leu Thr Ser Val Tyr Leu Asn Gly Asp Leu Val Tyr Thr
165 170 175

Ser Asn Glu Thr Thr Asp Val Thr Ser Ala Gly Val Tyr Phe Lys Ala
180 185 190

Gly Gly Pro Ile Thr Tyr Lys Val Met Arg Glu Val Lys Ala Leu Ala 195 200 205

Tyr Phe Val Asn Gly Thr Ala Gln Asp Val Ile Leu Cys Asp Gly Ser 210 215 220

Pro Arg Gly Leu Leu Ala Cys Gln Tyr Asn Thr Gly Asn Phe Ser Asp 225 230 235 240

Gly Phe Tyr Pro Phe Ile Asn Ser Ser Leu Val Lys Gln Lys Phe Ile
245 250 255

Val Tyr Arg Glu Asn Ser Val Asn Thr Thr Phe Thr Leu His Asn Phe
260 265 270

Thr Phe His Asn Glu Thr Gly Ala Asn Pro Asn Pro Ser Gly Val Gln 275 280 285

Asn Ile Gln Thr Tyr Gln Thr Gln Thr Ala Gln Ser Gly Tyr Tyr Asn 290 295 300

Phe Asn Phe Ser Phe Leu Ser Ser Phe Val Tyr Lys Glu Ser Asn Phe 305 310 315 320

Met Tyr Gly Ser Tyr His Pro Ser Cys Asn Phe Arg Leu Glu Thr Ile
325 330 335

Asn Asn Gly Leu Trp Phe Asn Ser Leu Ser Val Ser Ile Ala Tyr Gly
340 345 350 Pro Leu Gln Gly Gly Cys Lys Gln Ser Val Phe Ser Gly Arg Ala Thr 355 360 365

Cys Cys Tyr Ala Tyr Ser Tyr Gly Gly Pro Ser Leu Cys Lys Gly Val 370 375 380

Tyr Ser Gly Glu Leu Asp Leu Asn Phe Glu Cys Gly Leu Leu Val Tyr 385 390 395 400

Val Thr Lys Ser Gly Gly Ser Arg Ile Gln Thr Ala Thr Glu Pro Pro
405 410 415

Val Ile Thr Arg His Asn Tyr Asn Asn Ile Thr Leu Asn Thr Cys Val
420 425 430

Asp Tyr Asn Ile Tyr Gly Arg Thr Gly Gln Gly Phe Ile Thr Asn Val 435 440 445

Thr Asp Ser Ala Val Ser Tyr Asn Tyr Leu Ala Asp Ala Gly Leu Ala 450 455 460

Ile Leu Asp Thr Ser Gly Ser Ile Asp Ile Phe Val Val Gln Gly Glu 465 470 475 480

Tyr Gly Leu Thr Tyr Tyr Lys Val Asn Pro Cys Glu Asp Val Asn Gln
485 490 495

Gln Phe Val Val Ser Gly Gly Lys Leu Val Gly Ile Leu Thr Ser Arg
500 505 510

Asn Glu Thr Gly Ser Gln Leu Leu Glu Asn Gln Phe Tyr Ile Lys Ile 515 520 525

Thr Asn Gly Thr Arg Arg Phe Arg Arg Ser Ile Thr Glu Asn Val Ala 530 535 540

Asn Cys Pro Tyr Val Ser Tyr Gly Lys Phe Cys Ile Lys Pro Asp Gly 545 550 555 560

Ser Ile Ala Thr Ile Val Pro Lys Gln Leu Glu Gln Phe Val Ala Pro
565 570 575

Leu Leu Asn Val Thr Glu Asn Val Leu Ile Pro Asn Ser Phe Asn Leu
580 585 590

Thr Val Thr Asp Glu Tyr Ile Gin Thr Arg Met Asp Lys Val Gln Ile 595 600 605

Asn Cys Leu Gln Tyr Val Cys Gly Asn Ser Leu Asp Cys Arg Asp Leu 610 615 620

Phe Gln Gln Tyr Gly Pro Val Cys Asp Asn Ile Leu Ser Val Val Asn 625 630 635 640

Ser Ile Gly Gln Lys Glu Asp Met Glu Leu Leu Asn Phe Tyr Ser Ser
645 650 655

Thr Lys Pro Ala Gly Phe Asn Thr Pro Phe Leu Ser Asn Val Ser Thr
660 665 670

Gly Glu Phe Asn Ile Ser Leu Leu Leu Thr Thr Pro Ser Ser Pro Arg 675 680 685

Arg Arg Ser Phe Ile Glu Asp Leu Leu Phe Thr Ser Val Glu Ser Val 690 695 700

Gly Leu Pro Thr Asp Asp Ala Tyr Lys Asn Cys Thr Ala Gly Pro Leu 705 710 715 720

Gly Phe Leu Lys Asp Leu Ala Cys Ala Arg Glu Tyr Asn Gly Leu Leu
725 730 735

Val Leu Pro Pro Ile Ile Thr Ala Glu Met Gln Thr Leu Tyr Thr Ser
740 745 750

Ser Leu Val Ala Ser Met Ala Phe Gly Gly Ile Thr Ala Ala Gly Ala 755 760 765

Ile Pro Phe Ala Thr Gln Leu Gln Ala Arg Ile Asn His Leu Gly Ile 770 775 780

Thr Gln Ser Leu Leu Leu Lys Asn Gln Glu Lys Ile Ala Ala Ser Phe 785 790 795 800

Asn Lys Ala Ile Gly Arg Met Gln Glu Gly Phe Arg Ser Thr Ser Leu
805 810 815

Ala Leu Gln Gln Ile Gln Asp Val Val Asn Lys Gln Ser Ala Ile Leu 820 825 830

Thr Glu Thr Met Ala Ser Leu Asn Lys Asn Phe Gly Ala Ile Ser Ser 835 840 845 Val Ile Gln Glu Ile Tyr Gln Gln Leu Asp Ala Ile Gln Ala Asn Ala 850 855 860

Gln Val Asp Arg Leu Ile Thr Gly Arg Leu Ser Ser Leu Ser Val Leu 865 870 875 880

Ala Ser Ala Lys Gln Ala Glu His Ile Arg Val Ser Gln Gln Arg Glu
885 890 895

Leu Ala Thr Gln Lys Ile Asn Glu Cys Val Lys Ser Gln Ser Ile Arg
900 905 910

Tyr Ser Phe Cys Gly Asn Gly Arg His Val Leu Thr Ile Pro Gln Asn 915 920 925

Ala Pro Asn Gly Ile Val Phe Ile His Phe Ser Tyr Thr Pro Asp Ser 930 935 940

Phe Val Asn Val Thr Ala Ile Val Gly Phe Cys Val Lys Pro Ala Asn 945 950 955 960

Ala Ser Gln Tyr Ala Ile Val Pro Ala Asn Gly Arg Gly Ile Phe Ile
965 970 975

Gln Val Asn Gly Ser Tyr Tyr Ile Thr Ala Arg Asp Met Tyr Met Pro
980 985 990

Arg Ala Ile Thr Ala Gly Asp Ile Val Thr Leu Thr Ser Cys Gln Ala 995 1000 1005

Asn Tyr Val Ser Val Asn Lys Thr Val Ile Thr Thr Phe Val Asp Asn 1010 1015 1020

Asp Asp Phe Asp Phe Asn Asp Glu Leu Ser Lys Trp Trp Asn Asp Thr 1025 1030 1035 1040

Lys His Glu Leu Pro Asp Phe Asp Lys Phe Asn Tyr Thr Val Pro Ile
1045 1050 1055

Leu Asp Ile Asp Ser Glu Ile Asp Arg Ile Gln Gly Val Ile Gln Gly 1060 1065 1070

Leu Asn Asp Ser Leu Ile Asp Leu Glu Lys Leu Ser Ile Leu Lys Thr 1075 1080 1085 Tyr Ile Lys Trp Pro
1090
(2) INFORMATION FOR SEQ ID NO: 3:
(i) SEQUENCE CHARACTERISTICS:
(A) LENGTH: 83 base pairs
(B) TYPE: nucleic acid
(C) STRANDEDNESS: single
(D) TOPOLOGY: linear
(ii) MOLECULE TYPE: cDNA
(vi) ORIGINAL SOURCE:
(A) ORGANISM: Infectious bronchitis virus
(B) STRAIN: M41
(ix) FEATURE:
(A) NAME/KEY: misc_feature
(B) LOCATION: 7..57
(D) OTHER INFORMATION: /function= "IBV LEADER SEQUENCE"

(ix) FEATURE:
(A) NAME/KEY: misc_feature
(B) LOCATION: 58..83
(D) OTHER INFORMATION: /function= "IBV SPIKE CODING
SEQUENCE"

(xi) SEQUENCE DESCRIPTION: SEQ ID NO: 3:
GGATCCCCGA TCCCCTAGTC TTTAATTTAA TTAAGTGTGG TAAGTTACTG GTAAGAGATG
60
TTGGTAACAC CTCTTTTACT AGT
83
(2) INFORMATION FOR SEQ ID NO:4:
(i) SEQUENCE CHARACTERISTICS:
(A) LENGTH: 46 base pairs
(B) TYPE: nucleic acid
(C) STRANDEDNESS: single
(D) TOPOLOGY: linear
(ii) MOLECULE TYPE: cDNA
(vi) ORIGINAL SOURCE:
(A) ORGANISM: Infectious bronchitis virus
(B) STRAIN: M41
(ix) FEATURE:
(A) NAME/KEY: misc_feature
(B) LOCATION: 7..20
(D) OTHER INFORMATION: /function= "VACCINIA P7.5 LEADER
SEQUENCE"
(ix) FEATURE: (A) NAME/KEY: misc_feature
(B) LOCATION: 21..46
(D) OTHER INFORMATION: /function= "IBV SPIKE CODING
SEQUENCE"

(xi) SEQUENCE DESCRIPTION: SEQ ID NO: 4:
GGATCCAATC AATAGCAATC ATGTTGGTAA CACCTCTTTT ACTAGT
46
(2) INFORMATION FOR SEQ ID NO: 5:
(i) SEQUENCE CHARACTERISTICS:
(A) LENGTH: 40 base pairs
(B) TYPE: nucleic acid
(C) STRANDEDNESS: single
(D) TOPOLOGY: linear
(ii) MOLECULE TYPE: cDNA

(xi) SEQUENCE DESCRIPTION: SEQ ID NO: 5:
GATCCAATCA ATAGCAATCA TGTTGGTAAC ACCTCTTTTA
40
(2) INFORMATION FOR SEQ ID NO:6:
(i) SEQUENCE CHARACTERISTICS:
(A) LENGTH: 40 base pairs
(B) TYPE: nucleic acid
(C) STRANDEDNESS: single
(D) TOPOLOGY: linear
(ii) MOLECULE TYPE: cDNA

(xi) SEQUENCE DESCRIPTION: SEQ ID NO: 6:
CTAGTAAAAG AGGTGTTACC AACATGATTG CTATTGATTG
40