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Virology. 1983 Jul 30;128(2):480-4.

Monoclonal antibodies which recognize native and denatured forms of the adenovirus DNA-binding protein.


Two hybridoma cell lines were obtained, A1 and B6, which produced monoclonal antibodies reacting with the 44,000-MW C-terminal domain of the adenovirus type 5 DNA-binding protein (DBP). Clone A1 antibodies reacted with the native form of the DBP, but failed to recognize this protein after denaturation (by exposure to sodium dodecylsulfate, or production of the DBP at 39.5 degrees by H5ts107, a temperature-sensitive DBP mutant). Clone B6 antibodies bound to both the native and denatured forms of the DBP. Immunofluorescent staining of wild-type-virus infected cells revealed the DBP located in discrete nuclear patches. A1 and B6 antibodies detected this patched localization of the DBP in nuclei of H5ts107-infected cells grown at 32 degrees. However, at the nonpermissive temperature of 39.5 degrees, A1 antibodies failed to detect the DBP, and B6 antibodies gave a uniform nuclear fluorescent distribution of the DBP. Thus the nuclear pattern of localization for the DBP synthesized by H5ts107 was temperature dependent in this mutant.

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