Characterization of the Baculovirus Bombyx Mori Nucleopolyhedrovirus Gene Homologous to the Mammalian FGF Gene Family

@article{Katsuma2004CharacterizationOT,
  title={Characterization of the Baculovirus Bombyx Mori Nucleopolyhedrovirus Gene Homologous to the Mammalian FGF Gene Family},
  author={Susumu Katsuma and Toru Shimada and Masahiko Kobayashi},
  journal={Virus Genes},
  year={2004},
  volume={29},
  pages={211-217}
}
We characterized a gene of the baculovirus Bombyx mori nucleopolyhedrovirus (BmNPV) homologous to the mammalian fibroblast growth factor (FGF) family. We termed it vfgf, and examined its transcription and the properties of the gene product (vFGF). RT-PCR analysis showed that vfgf is one of the baculovirus early genes, although there are no consensus sequences of the baculovirus early gene promoters. 5′-RACE analysis revealed that its transcription started at 10 nucleotides upstream of the… CONTINUE READING