Multimerization of ICP0, a herpes simplex virus immediate-early protein

J Chen, C Panagiotidis, S Silverstein
1992 Journal of Virology  
ICPO, a herpes simplex virus immediate-early gene product, is a highly phosphorylated nuclear protein that is a potent activator of virus and host genes. Using biochemical and genetic assays employing plasmids encoding mutant forms of ICPO and a recombinant adenovirus that expresses ICPO, we provide evidence that the protein multimerizes. Some mutant forms of ICPO were transdominant and interfered with activation of a target reporter gene or with complementation of an ICPO-minus virus.
doi:10.1128/jvi.66.9.5598-5602.1992 fatcat:gwwljf6xprhdzjgsxyu3higmwm