Hepatitis C virus-related internal ribosome entry sites are found in multiple genera of the Picornaviridae

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2006

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  • Author: Chard, Louisa S.

    The Pirbright Institute

  • Author: Bordeleau, Marie-Eve

    McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

  • Author: Pelletier, J.

    McIntyre Medical Sciences Building

  • Author: Tanaka, J.

    University of the Ryukyus, Biology and Marine Sciences

  • Author: Belsham, Graham


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The internal ribosome entry site (IRES) elements from porcine enterovirus 8 and simian virus 2, two members of a proposed new genus within the family Picornaviridae, were characterized. These IRES elements, in common with the porcine teschovirus 1 IRES, were found to be related functionally and structurally to the IRES element from Hepatitis C virus, a member of the family Flaviviridae. Partial secondary structure predictions were derived and functional assays demonstrated that these IRES elements continued to be active when eIF4G was cleaved and when the activity of eIF4A was blocked.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of General Virology
Issue numberPart 4
Pages (from-to)927-936
StatePublished - 2006
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: 28
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