Identification and characterization of the genes encoding three structural proteins of the Sulfolobus virus-like particle SSV1

@article{Reiter2004IdentificationAC,
  title={Identification and characterization of the genes encoding three structural proteins of the Sulfolobus virus-like particle SSV1},
  author={W. F. Reiter and P. Palm and Agnes Henschen and Friedrich Lottspeich and W. Zillig and Bernd Grampp},
  journal={Molecular and General Genetics MGG},
  year={2004},
  volume={206},
  pages={144-153}
}
Three structural proteins, VP1, VP2 and VP3, of the virus-like particle SSV1 of the thermoacidophilic archaebacterium Sulfolobus sp. strain B12 were purified. VP1 and VP3 are very hydrophobic and show a high degree of homology. They consist of 73 and 92 amino acid residues, respectively. The third protein, VP2, is extremely basic containing 29 basic amino acids but only 4 acidic ones in a total of 74 amino acid residues. The genes encoding these three proteins were mapped within the genome by… CONTINUE READING