Print Email Facebook Twitter Expression of the Autographa californica nuclear polyhedrosis virus p10 gene: Effect of polyhedrin gene expression Title Expression of the Autographa californica nuclear polyhedrosis virus p10 gene: Effect of polyhedrin gene expression Author van Oers, M.M. Malarme, D. Jore, J.P.M. Vlak, J.M. Medisch Biologisch Laboratorium TNO Publication year 1992 Abstract Two major late proteins, polyhedrin and p10, are synthesized in large quantities in baculovirus infected insect cells. This and the fact that both proteins are dispensable for virus replication, form the basis for the use of these viruses as vector for foreign gene expression. To address the question whether the Autographa californica nuclear polyhedrosis virus p10 promotor-driven expression is influenced by the concurrent expression of the polyhedrin gene, several recombinants were constructed with various deletions in the polyhedrin gene. The Escherichia coli lacZ gene was used as a marker to allow direct comparison between p10 and polyhedrin-driven expression. None of the deletions in the polyhedrin gene did result in higher expression of the p10 promoter-controlled gene. The suggested that the transcriptional and/or translational activity of the p10 and polyhedrin gene are independently regulated. To compare the level of polyhedrin and p10 promoter driven expression, recombinants with the lacZ gene cloned behind either promoter were studied. No significant difference in level of expression was observed. In cells infected with a recombinant with the lacZ gene present behind both promoters a reduced level of expression was observed, whereas a considerable increase was expected. This may be due to instability of the viral genome, as two copies of the lacZ gene were present. © 1992 Springer-Verlag. Chemicals/CAS: DNA, Viral; Genetic Vectors; polyhedral protein; Viral Proteins Subject Polyhedral proteinVirus DNAVirus proteinAnimalBaculovirusCell lineChromosome deletionDNA vectorGene expression regulationGenetic transfectionGeneticsLactose operonMolecular geneticsMothNucleotide sequencePolyacrylamide gel electrophoresisPromoter regionVirus geneAnimalBaculoviridaeBase SequenceCell LineChromosome DeletionDNA, ViralElectrophoresis, Polyacrylamide GelGene Expression Regulation, ViralGenes, ViralGenetic VectorsLac OperonMolecular Sequence DataMothsPromoter Regions (Genetics)Support, Non-U.S. Gov'tTransfectionViral Proteins To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:55a54d55-89e9-4431-adf5-fa0d3af0289e DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/bf01317134 TNO identifier 231853 Publisher Springer-Verlag ISSN 0304-8608 Source Archives of Virology, 123 (1-2), 1-11 Bibliographical note Correspondence Address: van Oers, M.M.; Department of Virology, Wageningen Agricultural University, Wageningen, Netherlands Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.