By R. A. Petryshyn, J. Li, R. Judware (auth.), Prof. Dr. W. E. G. Müller, Prof. Dr. Dr. H. C. Schröder (eds.)
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TMV has long served as a model for studying protein-nucleic acid structure-function relationships and host-virus interactions. 4-kb genome (Goulet et al. 1983). The genome has been completely sequenced and translation products have been identified and, in part, characterized (Matthews 1991). Viral-Dependent Phosphorylation of a dsRNA-Dependent Kinase 2 1 Tissue Poly I-e M (ug/ml) 0 o 31 3 4 5 M M M 10 50 100 Fig. 1. Phosphorylation of an Mr 68000 protein in response to viral infection or dsRNA.
1990) HaIl et aI. (1989) PK? PK? 2-Aminopurine Tiwari et al. (1988) PK? PKA 2-Aminopurine H7, HAI004, 3-isobutyl-lmethylxanthine Memet et al. (1991) Hubbell et al. (1991) 4 dsRNAs as Gene Activators Many viral and cellular genes require enhancer elements for normal levels of expression. These elements can act at considerable distances upstream or downstream of promoters irrespective of their orientation, and on heterologous genes (Maniatis et al. 1987; Mitchell and Tjian 1989). The human IFN-IX/ fJ genes are highly inducible in fibroblasts by virus or dsRNA.
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Biological Response Modifiers — Interferons, Double-Stranded RNA and 2′,5′-Oligoadenylates by R. A. Petryshyn, J. Li, R. Judware (auth.), Prof. Dr. W. E. G. Müller, Prof. Dr. Dr. H. C. Schröder (eds.)