Mutational analysis of the sequence encoding ICP0 from herpes simplex virus type 1.

In-frame codon insertion and deletion mutants were constructed in a plasmid containing the sequence that encodes ICP0, a transcriptional activator of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1). The effect of these mutations was analyzed in a transient expression assay using the promoters for, the IE-0 gene (an immediate early (alpha) gene), the thymidine kinase… CONTINUE READING