Fine structure of the cottontail rabbit papillomavirus mRNAs expressed in the transplantable VX2 carcinoma.

We analyzed the polyadenylated mRNAs transcribed from the cottontail rabbit papillomavirus genomes present in the domestic rabbit transplantable carcinoma line VX2, employing a combination of S1 nuclease mapping and primer extension techniques with vector M13-based single-stranded DNA probes. Each of the two major mRNA species (1,860 and 1,110 bases long… (More)