Journal article

An array of murine leukemia virus-related elements is transmitted and expressed in a primate recipient of retroviral gene transfer

DFJ Purcell, CM Broscius, EF Vanin, CE Buckler, AW Nienhuis, MA Martin

Journal of Virology | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 1996


Direct RNA-PCR analyses of T-cell lymphomas that developed in rhesus macaques during a gene transfer experiment revealed the presence of several different recombinant murine leukemia viruses (MuLV). Most prominent was the expected MuLV recombinant, designated MoLTRAmphoenv in which the amphotropic env of the helper packaging virus was joined to the long terminal repeat (LTR) of the Moloney MuLV-derived vector. This retrovirus does not exist in nature. An additional copy of the core enhancer acquired from the vector LTR may have augmented the replicative properties of MoLTRAmphoenv MuLV in several different rhesus cell types compared with the prototype amphotropic MuLV4070A. Unexpectedly, at ..

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