Polyoma virus disrupts ARF signaling to p53

Polyoma virus (Py) differs from other small DNA tumor viruses in not encoding a protein that inactivates p53. The complete Py early region encoding the large T-antigen (PyLT), middle T-antigen (PyMT) and small T-antigen (PyST) will transform primary rodent cells and REF52 cells, but PyMT, the main Py oncogene, by itself will only transform these cells when… CONTINUE READING