Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Differentiation-specific alternative splicing of bovine papillomavirus late mRNAs.

By S Barksdale and C C Baker


Activation of the late promoter (PL) of bovine papillomavirus type 1 (BPV-1) is dependent on the differentiation state of keratinocytes and occurs in the upper layers of the bovine fibropapilloma. In this study, we show by in situ hybridization that a differentiation-specific pattern of BPV-1 late RNA splicing is also seen in the fibropapilloma. RNAs containing the 7385/3605 and 3764/5609 splice junctions were confined to the granular cell layer. In contrast, RNAs containing the 7385/3225 splice junction were present in both the granular and spinous layers. The switch in splice site usage in the granular cell layer limits the expression of the mRNA encoding the major capsid protein to these most terminally differentiated cells. Thus, BPV-1 late mRNA expression is regulated at both transcriptional and posttranscriptional levels

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1995
OAI identifier:
Provided by: PubMed Central
Sorry, our data provider has not provided any external links therefore we are unable to provide a link to the full text.

Suggested articles

To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.