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[Influence of antisense RNA and sequences of viral transactivators traps on RNA synthesis of HTLV-1 virus].

Zh Mikrobiol Epidemiol Immunobiol. 2008 Sep-Oct;(5):48-54

Authors: Borisenko AS, Kotus EV, Kaloshin AA

Significant number of scientific publications devoted to inhibition of viral replication by antisense RNA (asRNA) genes shows that this approach is useful for gene therapy of viral infections. To investigate the possibility of suppression of HTLV-1 virus reproduction by asRNA we constructed recombinant plasmids containing asRNA genes against U3 long terminal repeats region and X gene under the control of promoter of myeloproliferative sarcoma virus (MPSV) or without such promoter. Using stable calcium-phosphate transfection method with subsequent selection in the presence of G-418, RaHOS line-based cell clones carrying both asRNA genes and sequences able to bind HTLV-1 transactivator proteins (i.e. "traps" of viral transactivators, TVT) were obtained. Data from dot-hybridization analysis of viral RNA extracted from RaHOS cell clones showed that TVT sequences are able to suppress the viral RNA synthesis on 90% and asRNA against X gene synthesis--on 50%.

PMID: 19004285 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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