In vitro reconstitution of SV40 particles that are composed of VP1/2/3 capsid proteins and nucleosomal DNA and direct efficient gene transfer.

SV40 is comprised of the viral minichromosome and the capsid proteins VP1, VP2, and VP3. Complete reconstitution of SV40 virions in vitro remains a challenge. Here we describe in vitro reconstitution of SV40 particles that contain ~5-kb circular nucleosomal DNA with hyperacetylated histones and are encapsidated in a coat composed of VP1, VP2, and VP3… CONTINUE READING