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What does KUN stand for?

KUN stands for Kunjin Virus


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In brief, we mixed 50% tissue culture infective doses of Kunjin virus strain MRM61C (100 U/mL) in 2% fetal bovine serum (Invitrogen, Carlsbad, CA, USA) with 2-fold dilutions of heat-inactivated patient serum (1:10-1:640) in equal volumes and incubated the mixture for 1 h at 37[degrees]C in 5% CO2.
Lineage 1 strains included the highly pathogenic and neuroinvasive NY385-99 strain (2), the attenuated non-neuroinvasive strain TM 171-03 isolated in Mexico in 2003 (19), hamster-passaged attenuated clones of NY-385-99 (clone TYP-9376 and clone 9317B) (18), and a non-neuroinvasive Kunjin virus strain MRM61C (Table 1).
Isolates from Russia, Romania, France, and Italy formed a distinct cluster, as did 3 Kunjin virus isolates and their close relatives from China and Egypt (Figure).