Christopher T. Prideaux

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The infectious laryngotracheitis virus (ILTV) gene encoding a homologue to the ICP4 protein of herpes simplex virus (HSV) has been mapped to the inverted repeat region. The complete nucleotide sequence of ILTV ICP4 has been determined. The ILTV ORF encoding ICP4 is 4386 nucleotides long, calculated from the first of four ATG codons, and has an overall G+C(More)
A 4.8 kilobase segment located at the left-terminal in the unique long (UL) region of infectious laryngotracheitis virus (ILTV) SA-2 strain contained three open reading frames (ORFs). The first of 421 amino acids (aa) was located at map units 0.065 to 0.07, and its predicted 48 kiloDaltons (kDa) protein product has significant homology to the immediate(More)
The nucleotide sequence of 10.6 kilobase pairs (kbp) at the left-terminus of infectious laryngotracheitis virus (ILTV) SA-2 vaccine strain was determined. Several features were elucidated, including, 102 base pair (bp) inverted repeats separated by 750 bp of unique sequence which contains an NF-1 binding site indicating that the terminal may be a site for(More)
Clones representing 90% of the genome of Gallid herpesvirus 1 (infectious laryngotracheitis virus; ILTV) were obtained and used in hybridization experiments to constructEcoRI,KpnI amdSmaI physical maps. The genome was 155 kilobase pairs (kbp) and comprised of a long unique sequence (120 kbp) and a short unique sequence (17 kbp) bounded by repeat sequences(More)
The nucleotide sequence of an infectious laryngotracheitis virus (ILTV) gene which maps immediately upstream from the glycoprotein 60 (gp60) gene was determined. The gene, designated p32, encodes a predicted polypeptide of 298 amino acids with an estimated M(r) of 32,000 daltons. The predicted protein sequence has four potential N-glycosylation sites and a(More)
The nucleotide sequence of the infectious laryngotracheitis virus (ILTV) gene encoding the 205K complex glycoprotein (gp205) was determined. The gene is contained within a 3-kb EcoRI restriction fragment mapping at approximately map coordinates 0.23 to 0.25 in the UL region of the ILTV genome and is transcribed from right to left. Nucleotide sequence(More)
To localize the gene encoding the 60 kD glycoprotein (gp60) of infectious laryngotracheitis virus (ILTV), a library of the ILTV genome was constructed in the λgt11 expression vector. Twelve recombinant bacteriophages expressing gp60 epitopes as fusion products with β-galactosidase were detected by immunoscreening with monoclonal antibodies specific for(More)
A quantitative and qualitative comparison of vaccinia virus (VV) promoter activity in fowlpox virus (FPV) and VV recombinants was performed. The VV PL11 late promoter was used to express beta-galactosidase from the E. coli LacZ gene in FPV (FPV-LacZ) and VV (VV-LacZ) recombinants. Time courses of FPV-LacZ beta-galactosidase expression in chicken embryo skin(More)
Restriction enzyme linkage maps were produced for the genomic short region of the virulent infectious laryngotracheitis virus (CSW-1 strain). After comparison with the equivalent restriction enzyme linkage maps for the infectious laryngotracheitis virus SA-2 strain (a vaccine strain), it was determined that the maps for the short regions of the two strains(More)
Protective immune responses and the virulence of Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae (APP) have been attributed, in part, to toxins (Apx) produced by the bacterium. A mutant of the serovar 7 strain HS93 (HS93Tox−), lacking the genes encoding the structural toxin ApxA and the post-translational activating protein ApxC, but retaining the genes required for(More)