The autonomous parvovirus MVM encodes two nonstructural proteins in addition to its capsid polypeptides.


In vitro translation of mRNA from cells infected with the autonomous parvovirus MVM yields four major virally coded proteins. Two of these proteins are indistinguishable both antigenically and by peptide map analysis from the viral capsid polypeptides VP-1 and VP-2. The other two proteins, designated NS-1 and NS-2, are not related to the capsid polypeptides… (More)