Common features of the yes and src gene products defined by peptide-specific antibodies

L E Gentry, L R Rohrschneider
1984 Journal of Virology  
Anti-peptide antibodies generated against a hydrophilic domain of pp6Osrc comprising amino acid residues 498 through 512 were shown to be cross-reactive with the corresponding region in the yes transforming proteins encoded by Yamaguchi 73 and Esh sarcoma viruses. This cross-reactivity was demonstrated by immunoblot and immunoprecipitation analyses, and the identity of the proteins was verified by partial proteolytic mapping. By utilizing a combination of immunofluorescence and
more » ... nd interference-reflection microscopy, these cross-reactive anti-peptide antibodies were shown to produce an immunofluorescence staining pattern in Yamaguchi 73 and Esh sarcoma virus-transformed chicken embryo fibroblasts remarkably similar to that of pp60src in Rous sarcoma virus-infected chicken cells. Like the src gene products, the yes transformation-specific polyproteins were found to be concentrated within adhesion plaque structures and needle-like interdigitating cell-cell junctions. This analogous subcellular distribution suggests that these onc proteins are functionally related and may share common intracellular targets.
doi:10.1128/jvi.51.2.539-546.1984 fatcat:vv23g334abdbfjqmfwljh5l74a