JAH. I Lewis

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Vaccinia virus genes A18 and G2 affect the elongation and termination of postreplicative viral gene transcription in opposite ways. Viruses with mutations in gene A18 produce abnormally long transcripts, indicating that A18 is a negative transcription elongation factor. Viruses containing mutations in gene G2 produce transcripts that are abnormally short,(More)
551 Treatment of anticonvulsant osteomalacia with 1 c-hydroxycholecalciferol Anticonvulsants cause osteomalacia,' possibly by the induction of an altered vitamin-D metabolism in the liver leading to a lack of 25-hydroxycholecalciferol (25-HCC).2 We describe the short-term treatment of a patient with anticonvulsant osteomalacia with small amounts of 1-HCC, a(More)
Lysolecithin permeabilization of vaccinia virus-infected cells was employed to prepare extracts that support faithful transcription initiation in vitro on plasmids possessing early, intermediate, and late viral gene promoters. Conditions which optimize transcription from each promoter were defined. The in vitro system was used to investigate the(More)
This report provides genetic evidence that two vaccinia virus genes, A18R and G2R, both of which affect the fidelity of viral transcription in vivo, interact with each other or act on a common biochemical pathway. Previous experiments with the antipoxviral drug isatin-beta-thiosemicarbazone suggest that lethal mutation of gene G2R would compensate for(More)
Vaccinia uses actin-based motility for virion movement in host cells, but the specific protein components have yet to be defined. A cardinal feature of Listeria and Shigella actin-based motility is the involvement of vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein (VASP). This essential adapter recognizes and binds to actin-based motility 1 (ABM-1) consensus(More)
We have previously reported the successful development of a targeted genetic method for the creation of temperature-sensitive vaccinia virus mutants [D. E. Hassett and R. C. Condit (1994) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 91, 4554-4558]. This method has now been applied to the large subunit of the multifunctional vaccinia virus capping enzyme, encoded by gene D1R.(More)
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