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Alignment of total protein sequences showed that Urabe AM9 mumps virus HN possesses the highest identity to SV5 (44%), another member of the Rubulavirus genus, whereas NDV and HuPIV-3 HNs (belonging to Avulavirus and Respirovirus genera, respectively) has less identity with the total sequence of MuV HN (31% and 22%, respectively).
Residue 335 (K/E) of MuV HN was located at the third [alpha]-helix ([alpha]3), which seems to be conserved in the secondary structure but not in the amino acid sequence of SV5 and NDV.
All critical amino acids involved in the neuraminidase active site of the crystallized proteins of SV5, NDV and HuPIV-3 were found in both MuV variants, demonstrating the importance of this enzymatic activity for paramyxoviruses (Table 2).
Due to physicochemical differences between these amino acids, it is improbable that the second domain is functional in MuV, as in is the case for the SV5 HN protein, which also possesses P at equivalent residues and does not have the second sialic acid-binding site .
Moreover, all seven cysteines involved in disulfide linkages of template SV5 are conserved in the MuV target model (Figure 2).
The stalk region (residues 1-144) of MuV HN was not modeled because the equivalent amino acids were not visible in the electron density maps of crystallized SV5 HN protein .
Superposition of the predicted HN protein structure of MuV variants over the crystallized HN protein structure of SV5, including the neuraminidase inhibitor DANA (2,3-dehydro-2-deoxy-N-sialic acid or 2-deoxy-2,3-dehydro-nacetylneuraminic acid), permitted the localization of 10 amino acids (R180, D204, E264, Y268, Y303, E407, R422, R512, Y540, E551) that constitute the neuraminidase active site and directly interact with sialic acid.