Sequences outside of the long terminal repeat determine the lymphomogenic potential of Rous-associated virus type 1.

Recombinant avian leukosis viruses have been constructed from the molecularly cloned DNAs of Rous-associated virus type 1 (RAV-1) and Rous-associated virus type 0(RAV-0). Virus encoded by the cloned RAV-1 DNA induced a high incidence of B-cell lymphoma and a moderate incidence of a variety of other neoplasms. Virus encoded by the cloned RAV-0 DNA did not… CONTINUE READING