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J Virol Methods. 1997 Jun;66(1):135-8.

A synthetic vaccinia virus promoter with enhanced early and late activity.

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CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Geelong, Victoria, Australia. Jef@aahl.dah.csiro.au

Abstract

A synthetic vaccinia virus promoter (Psel) was constructed based upon sequences which increase activity of the P7.5 early/late promoter. Comparison of luciferase activity in lysates from cells infected with recombinant vaccinia viruses expressing the luciferase gene either under the control of the P7.5 promoter or Psel, demonstrated significantly enhanced activity mediated by Psel at both early and late times post infection. This promoter may be of considerable benefit in the construction of recombinant poxviruses where early foreign gene expression is important for generating a protective immune response in vaccinated animals, or in reporter/target gene expression in vitro.

PMID:
9220399
DOI:
10.1016/s0166-0934(97)00045-1
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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