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cis-Diamminedichloroplatinum (CDDP), commonly know as cisplatin, is a well known DNA-damaging agent, which is highly active in suppressing the proliferation of tumor cells. However, it is not clear that CDDP can induce growth inhibition of esophagus cancer cells. Using the cell line EC-109 from the esophagus, we found that CDDP would induce apoptotic… (More)
The stromal cell-derived factor-1 alpha and beta (SDF-1 alpha/beta) are the ligands of fusin/CXCR4, the co-receptors of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 and the feline immunodeficiency virus. We cloned the cDNA of feline SDF-1 alpha/beta. The open reading frames of feline SDF-1 alpha/beta were 267/279 base pairs and encoded 89/93 amino acid residues.
We determined the nucleotide sequence of non-pathogenic Marek's disease virus serotype 2 (MDV2) strain HPRS24 glycoprotein B (gB) (UL27), ICP18.5 (UL28) and major DNA-binding protein (MDBP) (UL29) genes homologous to herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). The sequence data revealed that important motives in the proteins are conserved in MDV2 ICP18.5 and MDBP,… (More)
We determined the nucleotide sequence of a portion of BamHI-C fragment of Marek's disease virus serotype 2 (MDV2) strain HPRS24 which was suspected to contain the homologue of the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) gene UL10, encoding glycoprotein M (gM). An open reading frame whose translation product exhibited significant similarities to HSV-1 gM protein… (More)
Studies on Marek's disease virus serotype 2 (MDV2) are important for understanding the natural nonpathogenic phenotypes of MDV. We determined the 16770 bp nucleotide sequence of the MDV2 genome located in the right part the of unique long region. The analysis revealed 12 complete open reading frames (ORFs) with high amino acid sequence identities to the… (More)
Feline panleukopenia virus (FPLV) was shown to induce apoptosis to feline lymphoid cells and to reduce the expression of interleukin-2 receptor alpha on the cells. FPLV-induced apoptosis might be a key element in the pathophysiology of atrophy of lymphoid tissues associated with feline panleukopenia caused by FPLV.
The gene of Marek's disease virus serotype 2 (MDV2) homologous to the UL52 gene of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) was identified and characterized. The MDV2 UL52 homologous gene encodes 1,071 amino acids with a molecular weight of 118.7 kDa, which includes putative metal-binding site and overlapping region with the UL53 homologous gene. Although a… (More)
We determined the nucleotide sequence of a 6593 bp fragment of the Marek's disease virus serotype 2 (MDV2) unique long region located in the right part of genomic BamHI-M2 and the adjacent part of BamHI-K fragments. Within this region five complete open reading frames (ORFs) were identified whose deduced amino acid sequences exhibited homology to the UL53… (More)
In the Marek's disease virus (MDV) serotype 2 (MDV2) genome, a gene equivalent to the glycoprotein I (gI) of other alphaherpesviruses was identified and sequenced. The primary translation product comprises 355 amino acids with a M(r) of 38.4 kDa. The predicted amino acid sequence possesses several characteristics typical of membrane glycoproteins, including… (More)
We determined 3,135 bp of the nucleotide sequence located in an 8.5 kb EcoRI-E fragment in the unique long (UL) genome region of Marek's disease virus serotype 2 (MDV2), and identified UL20 and UL21 homologous genes of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). The UL20 and UL21 homologous genes of MDV2 are arranged colinearly with the prototype sequence of… (More)