Amino acid sequence homology in gag region of reverse transcribing elements and the coat protein gene of cauliflower mosaic virus.

@article{Covey1986AminoAS,
  title={Amino acid sequence homology in gag region of reverse transcribing elements and the coat protein gene of cauliflower mosaic virus.},
  author={Simon N. Covey},
  journal={Nucleic acids research},
  year={1986},
  volume={14 2},
  pages={623-33}
}
A nucleic acid binding protein (NBP) derived from the gag gene of retroviruses that is thought to interact with genomic RNA in virion cores, contains a highly conserved arrangement of cysteine residues. A search of available nucleic acid and protein sequences has revealed that the motif CysX2CysX4HisX4Cys (NBPcys) is invarient in all replication competent retroviruses, a Syrian hamster intracisternal A-particle gene, the Drosophila retrotransposon copia and in cauliflower mosaic virus (CaMV… CONTINUE READING