volume 66, issue 8, P5137-5140 1992
DOI: 10.1128/jvi.66.8.5137-5140.1992
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Z Q Liu, D Sheridan, C Wood

Abstract: A cDNA clone of the bovine immunodeficiency-like virus (BIV) trans-activator gene (tat) was identified and characterized. The tat cDNA clone was generated by splicing, and on the basis of sequence analysis, the Tat protein was found to be encoded entirely by the first exon. It is 103 amino acids in size and shares sequence homology with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) Tat. The BIV tat clone can trans activate the BIV promoter effectively, as measured by the expression of the bacterial chloramphenicol ac…

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