Zika Virus ORF Collection
The single-stranded (+) RNA Zika virus genome is translated into a 3,419 aa long polyprotein precursor, which is processed co- and post-translationally by both host and viral proteases. Click on any of the gene symbols listed in the table below for more information.
|ancC||anchored capsid protein C|
|C||capsid protein C|
|preM||membrane glycoprotein precursor M|
|M||membrane glycoprotein M|
|E||envelope protein E|
|NS1||nonstructural protein NS1|
|NS2A||nonstructural protein NS2A|
|NS2B||nonstructural protein NS2B|
|NS3||nonstructural protein NS3|
|NS4A||nonstructural protein NS4A|
|NS4B||nonstructural protein NS4B|
|NS5||RNA-dependent RNA polymerase NS5|
Zika Genome Organization
What is Zika Virus?
Zika virus belongs to the Flavivirus genus, which also includes West Nile virus and dengue virus. Zika virus is transmitted primarily by the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes, but it can also be passed through sex, blood transfusion, or from a pregnant woman to her fetus. Persons infected with Zika virus may be asymptomatic or have generally mild symptoms such as fever, rash, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise, or headache. These symptoms typically last for 2-7 days; however, infection during pregnancy may cause severe neurological brain defects such as microcephaly. There is currently no vaccine or treatment for Zika virus disease.
Viral Delivery Guide
Our Viral Delivery Guide will help you choose which virus will work best for your specific applications.
These protocols provide suggested guidelines for using AAV for in vitro and in vivo experiments.
Vigene guarantees that our Zika ORFs contain the specified Zika genome sequences. However, we cannot guarantee protein overexpression because it will depend on your experimental conditions.