To our users Please note that the HCV database site is no longer funded. We try to keep the database updated and the tools running, but unfortunately, we cannot guarantee we can provide help for using this site. Data won't be manually curated either.
On this page we plan to list sets of sequences that have not been deposited in Genbank,
but that the authors are willing to make available for analysis. These sets are often
generated for purposes of genotyping or other clinical use, and are often unannotated,
but they can still be useful for some types of analysis. Contact information is
available on request.
Approx. 2000 Core/E1 sequences averaging 300-400 bases. Collection currently expanding at
a rate of 80-100 per month. Sequences available as individual MS Word or basic text files.
Files include only the raw sequence data, date of acquisition, a unique sample identifier and
HCV genotype/subtype (or comment if type could not be unambiguously assigned). Sequences
were collected by way of routine provision of a HCV genotyping service. All specimens were
referred from UK based institutions (both public and private), although no additional
patient/clinical information is available, and it is likely that a significant proportion
of patients are non-UK residents or were non-UK residents at the time of infection.
Approx. 250 5'NCR sequences averaging 200-250 bases are also available from the same collection,
although in most cases these were produced from specimens which failed Core/E1 sequencing.
Made available by: Dr Phil Bennett, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Date: November 2004
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