The P, V, and C proteins of measles virus are encoded in overlapping reading frames of the P gene, which makes it difficult to analyze the functions of the individual proteins in the context of virus infection. We established a system to analyze the C protein independently from the P and V proteins by placing its gene in an additional transcription unit between the H and L genes. Analyses with this system indicated that a highly attenuated Edmonston lineage vaccine strain encodes a fully functional C protein, and the P and/or V protein is involved in the attenuated phenotype.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Insect Science