Sequences of the ribonucleotide reductase-encoding genes of equine herpesvirus 4

Riggio, M. P. and Onions, D. E. (1994) Sequences of the ribonucleotide reductase-encoding genes of equine herpesvirus 4. Gene, 143(2), pp. 217-22. (doi:10.1016/0378-1119(94)90099-X)

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Abstract

The equine herpesvirus 4 (EHV-4) genes encoding the two subunits of the enzyme ribonucleotide reductase (RR) were cloned and their nucleotide (nt) sequences determined. The large subunit (RR1) is predicted to comprise 789 amino acids (aa), which compares with lengths of 790, 775 and 1137 aa for the RR1 proteins encoded by equine herpesvirus 1 (EHV-1) gene 21, varicella zoster virus (VZV) gene 19 and herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) UL39, respectively. In common with VZV RR1, the EHV-4 RR1 protein lacks the N-terminal domain of HSV-1 RR1 which possesses protein kinase activity. EHV-4 RR1 demonstrates identities of 88, 52 and 29% with the RR1 proteins of EHV-1, VZV and HSV-1, respectively. The small subunit (RR2) is predicted to be 320 aa in length, which compares with lengths of 321, 306 and 340 aa for the RR2 proteins encoded by EHV-1 gene 20, VZV gene 18 and HSV-1 UL40, respectively. The EHV-4 RR2 protein exhibits identities of 90, 60 and 55% with the RR2 proteins of EHV-1, VZV and HSV-1, respectively.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Onions, Professor David and Riggio, Dr Marcello
Authors: Riggio, M. P., and Onions, D. E.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Dental School
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:Gene
Publisher:Elsevier B.V.
ISSN:0378-1119
ISSN (Online):1879-0038
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