Morphological transformation of human adenoviruses is determined to a large extent by gene products of region E1a.


The role of region E1a and E1b of human adenovirus (Ad) types 5 and 12 in determining the morphology of transformed colonies has been studied. Primary baby rat kidney cells were transfected with a mixture of plasmids containing Ad5 region E1a and Ad12 region E1b, or vice versa, and the morphology of the resulting transformed colonies was studied. It was… (More)