Synthesis of functional bovine leukemia virus (BLV) p34tax protein by recombinant baculoviruses.


The bovine leukemia virus (BLV) p34tax (also called tat, p34, XLOR gene product) is a 34-kDa polypeptide encoded in the 3'-terminal region of the virus. This protein is responsible for positive transcriptional trans-activation of promoter elements located within the BLV long-terminal repeat. We introduced the protein-coding region of BLV p34tax into the… (More)