Analysis of the polypeptides synthesized in rinderpest virus-infected cells

Marvin J. Grubman, Charles Mebus, Beverly Dale, Miles Yamanaka, Tilahun Yilma

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We have identified, by [35S]methionine labeling, eight major induced proteins and a number of minor proteins in rinderpest virus-infected bovine kidney cells. The polypeptides ranged in molecular weight from 212 to 21.5 kDa. The majority of these polypeptides are virus specific, as demonstrated by immunoprecipitation with rabbit hyperimmune serum against rinderpest. Infected cells radiolabeled with glucosamine contained a 75-kDa polypeptide and a broad band migrating at 80 kDa, both identified as virus specific by immunoprecipitation. Phosphorylated virus-specific proteins of 65 kDa and a complex of polypeptides at 92.5 kDa were also identified. Monospecific and monoclonal antibodies against measles virus and canine distemper virus hemagglutinin, fusion protein, nucleocapsid protein, and phosphoproteins confirmed the identity of the corresponding rinderpest virus-specific polypeptides.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-267
Number of pages7
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases


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