Identification of proteins encoded by the Gazdar murine sarcoma virus genome by in vitro translation and comparison with Moloney murine sarcoma virus 124.

Abstract

The gene products of Gazdar murine sarcoma virus (Gz-MuSV) were identified by in vitro translation of Gz-MuSV virion RNA. An overlapping set of proteins with approximate molecular weights of 37,000 (37K), 33K, 24K, and 18K were synthesized from the transforming gene of Gz-MuSV, v-mosGz. In addition, Gz-MuSV-specific RNA directed the in vitro synthesis of a 62K gag gene protein and a 37.5K env gene-related product. The Gz-MuSV-specific in vitro translation products were compared with the in vitro translation products of M-MuSV 124, an independent isolate with a similar v-mos gene. This analysis showed that the 62K Gz-MuSV gag gene protein and the 37K, 33K, 24K, and 18K v-mosGz proteins were almost identical to the M-MuSV 124 62K (gag) and 37K, 33K, 24K, and 18K (v-mosMo) proteins that we previously identified and characterized. The 37.5K env gene product from Gz-MuSV does not have a correlate in the M-MuSV 124 translation products. These results were analyzed in the context of expectations based on similarities and differences in genetic organization of these two viral genomes.

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@article{Papkoff1982IdentificationOP, title={Identification of proteins encoded by the Gazdar murine sarcoma virus genome by in vitro translation and comparison with Moloney murine sarcoma virus 124.}, author={Jacqueline Papkoff and Tony Hunter}, journal={Journal of virology}, year={1982}, volume={43 2}, pages={533-43} }