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Microbes Infect. 2004 Jun;6(7):702-13.

Regulation of picornavirus gene expression.

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Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, College of Medicine, University of California, Medical Sciences Building, Room B240, Irvine, CA 92697-4025, USA.

Abstract

Members of the Picornaviridae are positive- strand RNA viruses that cause a variety of human diseases such as poliomyelitis, the common cold, myocarditis, and hepatitis. Although the diseases caused by picornaviruses are diverse, the genome organization and mechanisms of gene expression are highly conserved among family members. This review will discuss the mechanisms of viral gene expression including cap-independent translation initiation, host cell translation shut off, viral polyprotein processing, and RNA replication.

PMID:
15158778
DOI:
10.1016/j.micinf.2004.03.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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