The proteins and RNAs specified by Clo Mor virus, a Scottish nairovirus

Watret, G.E. and Elliott, R.M. (1985) The proteins and RNAs specified by Clo Mor virus, a Scottish nairovirus. Journal of General Virology, 66(11), pp. 2513-2516. (doi: 10.1099/0022-1317-66-11-2513)

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The proteins and RNAs of Clo Mor virus have been analysed. Virus-specific proteins in infected cells had previously been identified by isotopic labelling and radioimmunoprecipitation; these were three glycoproteins (tool. wt. 115K, 90K and 80K) and an unglycosylated nucleocapsid (N) protein (50K). We have performed pulse-chase experiments which indicated that the 115K protein is processed to give the 90K and 80K proteins, while a 45K protein was detected in released virions after prolonged chase. Translation in vitro of mRNA extracted from CIo Mor virus-infected cells resolved only the N protein. Three species of RNA were extracted from Clo Mor virus intracellular nucleocapsids and have been designated L (11000 to 13000 bases), M (6300 bases) and S (1900 bases). The processing of viral proteins and the sizes of RNAs are characteristic of the Nairovirus genus of the family Bunyaviridae.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Elliott, Professor Richard
Authors: Watret, G.E., and Elliott, R.M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Journal Name:Journal of General Virology
Publisher:Society for General Microbiology
ISSN (Online):1465-2099

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