Virion polypeptide composition of the human papovavirus BK: comparison with simian virus 40 and polyoma virus.


The polypeptide composition of labeled BK virus was compared with that of simian virus 40 (SV40) and polyoma virus by co-electrophoresis of disrupted virions in polyacrylamide gels containing approximately 73% of the capsid protein and had a molecular weight of 39,000. It was smaller than VP1 of SV40 and polyoma virus. The other polypeptides of BK virus… (More)