Dalrymple, M.A., McGeoch, D.J., Davison, A.J., and Preston, C.M. (1985) DNA sequence of the herpes simplex virus type 1 gene whose product is responsible for transcriptional activation of immediate early promoters. Nucleic Acids Research, 13 (21). pp. 7865-7879. ISSN 0305-1048 (doi:10.1093/nar/13.21.7865)
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Previous work has shown that transcriptional activation of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) immediate early genes is mediated by a protein species (Vmw65) present in the tegument of infecting virions. This paper describes DNA sequence analysis and mRNA mapping of the Vmw65 gene in HSV-1 strain 17. The Vmw6 5 coding region was identified as a 490 codon sequence encoding a polypeptide of molecular weight 54,342 and characterised by a high proportion of charged amino acid residues. A homologue to Vmw65 was detected in the genome of varicella-zoster virus, another human herpesvirus. Apart from its role in trans-activation, Vmw65 is a major constituent of the virion. Its possible significance in virus structure is discussed.
|Glasgow Author(s):||Davison, Dr Andrew and Preston, Prof Christopher|
|Authors:||Dalrymple, M.A., McGeoch, D.J., Davison, A.J., and Preston, C.M.|
|College/School:||College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation|
|Journal Name:||Nucleic Acids Research|