Modification of the leader protein (Lb) of foot-and-mouth disease virus.

Translation of foot-and-mouth disease virus RNA for extended periods in rabbit reticulocyte lysates results in the appearance of a previously undescribed protein. A protein with similar properties can also be detected in BHK cells at late times after virus infection. Specific immunoprecipitation has shown that this protein (Lb') is closely related to the… CONTINUE READING