Dimitris Zouzias

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Rat cells transformed by polyoma virus contain, in addition to integrated viral DNA, a small number of nonintegrated viral DNA molecules. The free viral DNA originates from the integrated form through a spontaneous induction of viral DNA replication in a minority of the cell population. Its presence is under the control of the viral A locus. To determine(More)
Because of seronegativity and absence of a leukemic phase in most patients with mycosis fungoides, a role for the human T-lymphotropic virus type I (HTLV-I) in this disease has remained tenuous. Virus particles are not seen in fresh isolates of skin or blood lymphocytes and the malignant cells (Sézary cells) have been difficult to culture. The availability(More)
The interaction of polyoma virus with a continuous line of rat cells was studied. Infection of these cells with polyoma did not cause virus multiplication but induced transformation. Transformed cells did not produce infectious virus, but in all clones tested virus was rescuable upon fusion with permissive mouse cells. Transformed rat cells contained, in(More)
To gain information on the specificity of simian virus 40 (SV40) integration in the genome of transformed cells, mouse 3T3 cells were transformed by a temperature-sensitive (ts) SV40 mutant, using high multiplicity of infection (MOI). Transformed cells were superinfected with wild-type (wt) virus at high MOI. Clones were isolated and fused with permissive(More)
To define the relationship between simian virus 40 (SV40)-specific T-antigen and cell growth and to look for regulatory mechanisms that might control T-antigen synthesis in transformed cells, we studied the expression of T-antigen and the viral transcription in SV40-transformed cells that were exponentially growing or arrested in the G1-phase of the cell(More)
Previous studies with simian virus 40-transformed mouse 3T3 cells which are temperature sensitive for the expression of the transformed phenotype (ts SV3T3 cells) have shown that T-antigen expression and viral DNA transcription are under cell cycle control. Using these ts SV3T3 cells, we studied the expression of the viral genome under proliferating and(More)