Transformation by polyoma virus middle T antigen.


The transforming protein of polyoma virus, middle T antigen, is a membrane-associated phosphoprotein. Middle T forms a complex with, and is phosphorylated by, a cellular tyrosine kinase pp60c-src. Mutant analysis suggests that formation of this complex is critical to transformation by polyoma. Middle T binding causes pp60c-src to autophosphorylate at novel… (More)