Identification and sequence analysis of the Marek's disease virus serotype 2 gene homologous to the herpes simplex virus type 1 UL52 protein

Yoshihiro Izumiya, Hyung Kwan Jang, Jin Shun Cai, Yorihiro Nishimura, Kazuya Nakamura, Yoshinori Tsushima, Kentaro Kato, Takayuki Miyazawa, Chieko Kai, Takeshi Mikami

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Abstract

The gene of Marek's disease virus serotype 2 (MDV2) homologous to the UL52 gene of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) was identified and characterized. The MDV2 UL52 homologous gene encodes 1,071 amino acids with a molecular weight of 118.7 kDa, which includes putative metal-binding site and overlapping region with the UL53 homologous gene. Although a putative polyadenylation signal sequence was found in the downstream of the MDV2 UL52 gene, a MDV2 UL52 DNA probe reacted only with the polycistronic 6.3 kb transcript, representing the UL52 and the downstream genes of UL53 and UL54. Transcriptional pattern of this region of MDV2 was somewhat different from corresponding regions of HSV-1 and infectious laryngotracheitis virus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)683-687
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Veterinary Medical Science
Volume61
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1999
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Marek's disease virus serotype 2
  • Transcript
  • UL52

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  • veterinary(all)
  • Marketing

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    Izumiya, Y., Jang, H. K., Cai, J. S., Nishimura, Y., Nakamura, K., Tsushima, Y., Kato, K., Miyazawa, T., Kai, C., & Mikami, T. (1999). Identification and sequence analysis of the Marek's disease virus serotype 2 gene homologous to the herpes simplex virus type 1 UL52 protein. Journal of Veterinary Medical Science, 61(6), 683-687.