volume 66, issue 5, P3236-3240 1992
DOI: 10.1128/jvi.66.5.3236-3240.1992
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A H Lee, K J Lee, S Kim, Y C Sung

Abstract: Human foamy virus (HFV) encodes the transcriptional transactivator bell. The bell protein transactivates HFV long terminal repeat (LTR)-directed gene expression by recognizing a region in U3. It also transactivates human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) LTR-directed gene expression in transient transfection assays. To identify the specific region in HIV-1 LTR responsible for bell action, we examined the effect of bell on chloramphenicol acetyltransferase (CAT) gene expression in transfected cells with a s…

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