Myxoma virus T2 protein, a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor homolog, is secreted as a monomer and dimer that each bind rabbit TNFalpha, but the dimer is a more potent TNF inhibitor.

@article{Schreiber1996MyxomaVT,
  title={Myxoma virus T2 protein, a tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor homolog, is secreted as a monomer and dimer that each bind rabbit TNFalpha, but the dimer is a more potent TNF inhibitor.},
  author={Michael J. Schreiber and Krishna Rajarathnam and Grant Mcfadden},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={1996},
  volume={271 23},
  pages={13333-41}
}
The myxoma virus T2 (M-T2) gene expresses a secreted protein that contains significant sequence similarity to the ligand binding domains of the cellular tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptors, specifically inhibits the cytolytic activity of rabbit TNFalpha and is an important virulence factor for myxoma virus infection in rabbits. M-T2 protein was overexpressed from vaccinia virus vectors, purified to apparent homogeneity, and found to specifically protect mouse and rabbit cells from lysis by… CONTINUE READING

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