volume 66, issue 7, P4591-4596 1992
DOI: 10.1128/jvi.66.7.4591-4596.1992
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Abstract: Simian virus 40 is repressed when the viral early gene product large tumor antigen (TAg) binds to specific sites within the viral origin and DNA replication ensues. Late transcription is activated by TAg, even in the absence of viral DNA replication. We show here that TAg produced in human 293 cells can selectively activate Simian virus 40 transcription in a cell-free system. In the absence of DNA binding by TAg, early and late transcription are both activated, as they are in vivo, suggesting that the effect m…

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