Sequence-specific contacts between the RNA polymerase of vesicular stomatitis virus and the leader RNA gene.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Methylation-protection studies with nucleocapsids from vesicular stomatitis virus indicate that the viral polymerase (L and NS proteins) contacts the genomic RNA template in the middle of the leader gene, 16-30 nucleotides from the 3' terminus. The data suggest that the NS protein binds to the sequence (formula, see text) and may function as an initiator protein for transcription.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Keene, JD; Thornton, BJ; Emerson, SU

Published Date

  • October 1, 1981

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 78 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 6191 - 6195

PubMed ID

  • 6273858

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC349004

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0027-8424

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1073/pnas.78.10.6191


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States