NUCLEOTIDE-SEQUENCES OF THE GENES ENCODING THE PUTATIVE ATTACHMENT GLYCOPROTEIN(G) OF MOUSE AND TISSUE CULTURE-PASSAGED STRAINS OF PNEUMONIA VIRUS OF MICE
UNSPECIFIED (1995) NUCLEOTIDE-SEQUENCES OF THE GENES ENCODING THE PUTATIVE ATTACHMENT GLYCOPROTEIN(G) OF MOUSE AND TISSUE CULTURE-PASSAGED STRAINS OF PNEUMONIA VIRUS OF MICE. VIROLOGY, 207 (1). pp. 240-245. ISSN 0042-6822Full text not available from this repository.
The sequences of the genes encoding the putative attachment (G) proteins of pathogenic (strain J3666) mouse lung-passaged and nonpathogenic (strain 15) tissue culture-passaged strains of pneumonia virus of mice (PVM) have been determined. In both cases the major polypeptide was synthesised from the second open reading frame (ORF), a feature also found in the G gene of respiratory syncytial (RS) virus, another pneumovirus. However, the ORFs of the G genes of the two PVM strains were initialed at different nucleotide positions in the mRNA and comparison of hydrophobicity profiles revealed the presence of the putative amino-terminal cytoplasmic domain in the strain J3666 G protein and its absence in the predicted G protein of PVM strain 15. In common with the G protein of RS virus, the gene product of both PVM strains contained a high serine, threonine, and proline content Indirect immunofluorescence analysis of BSC-1 cells expressing the G gene products confirmed the surface location of the proteins. Thus, the absence of a cytoplasmic domain does not interfere with the translocation of the G protein of PVM strain 15. In vitro translation of mRNA from the two PVM genes directed the synthesis of a larger polypeptide with the G gene of PVM strain J3666 than was seen with the strain 15 G gene. In addition, a second protein was seen with strain J3666 mRNA which was the same size as the strain 15 G protein. (C) 1995 Academic Press, Inc.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR355 Virology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||VIROLOGY|
|Publisher:||ACADEMIC PRESS INC JNL-COMP SUBSCRIPTIONS|
|Official Date:||20 February 1995|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Page Range:||pp. 240-245|
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