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Differential requirements of gag and gamma-actin domains for transforming potential of Gardner-Rasheed feline sarcoma virus.

By J Miyoshi, Y Miyoshi, H Sasai, N Sakai, T Katsumata and T Kakunaga


The oncogene of Gardner-Rasheed feline sarcoma virus (GR-FeSV) encodes the 70-kilodalton protein containing gag(p15), gamma-actin, and fgr domains. To determine the role of these domains in the biological activity of P70gag-actin-fgr, we have constructed in-frame deletion and insertion mutants of GR-FeSV. We found, first, that the gamma-actin region could be deleted without affecting the transforming ability of these constructs, although an insertion mutant in the middle of the gamma-actin domain (map position 671) was partially defective in transformation and specifically had a reduced level of in vitro autophosphorylation activity. Second, mutations affecting the C-terminal third of the gag region appeared to abolish the ability to transform NIH 3T3 cells and autophosphorylation activity. These results suggest that the gamma-actin domain is not essentially required for the transforming activity of GR-FeSV but that it may take part in maintaining the conformational integrity of P70gag-actin-fgr and that the gag(p15) domain might have a critical role in modulating the function of P70gag-actin-fgr

Topics: Research Article
Year: 1989
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:247812
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