Expression of the viral thymidine kinase gene in herpes simplex virus-transformed L cells.

In these studies, the expression of thymidine kinase (TK) in normal and herpes simplex virus (HSV)-transformed L cells has been compared. In asynchronously dividing cultures of L cells, the TK activity rose and declined rapidly and coordinately with DNA synthesis. When net cell increase stopped, TK activity was at a minimum. In contrast, TK activity of HSV… (More)