Cloning and characterization of rhesus cytomegalovirus glycoprotein B.

@article{Kravitz1997CloningAC,
  title={Cloning and characterization of rhesus cytomegalovirus glycoprotein B.},
  author={Rachel H. Kravitz and Kathryn S. Sciabica and K Cho and Paul A. Luciw and Peter A. Barry},
  journal={The Journal of general virology},
  year={1997},
  volume={78 ( Pt 8)},
  pages={2009-13}
}
Rhesus cytomegalovirus (RhCMV) infection of rhesus macaques is an important model to investigate critical issues of cytomegalovirus biology. To better understand host immunological responses to viral glycoproteins, the glycoprotein B (gB) gene of RhCMV was molecularly cloned, sequenced and characterized. Transcription analysis revealed that RhCMV gB was transcribed as a late gene. The RhCMV gB gene encoded a predicted protein of 854 amino acids that was 60% identical/75% similar to the human… CONTINUE READING