A comparison of viral RNA-dependent RNA polymerases.

  title={A comparison of viral RNA-dependent RNA polymerases.},
  author={Cristina Ferrer-Orta and Armando Arias and Cristina Escarm{\'i}s and N{\'u}ria Verdaguer},
  journal={Current opinion in structural biology},
  volume={16 1},
Genome replication in picornaviruses is catalyzed by a virally encoded RNA-dependent RNA polymerase, termed 3D. These viruses also use a small protein primer, named VPg, to initiate RNA replication. The recent explosion of structural information on picornaviral 3D polymerases has provided insights into the initiation of RNA synthesis and chain elongation. Comparing these data with results from previous structural analyses of viral RNA-dependent RNA polymerases that catalyze de novo RNA… CONTINUE READING