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Homework Help: Potvirus inclusion bodies

  1. May 14, 2008 #1
    Do you know why potyviruses generate inclusion bodies as part of a translational strategy?

    I tried to find it on the web, but not many of them are that specific and hard to understand.
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  3. May 15, 2008 #2

    jim mcnamara

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    Sounds like a class assignment. Here is some help - halfway down the page there is a chart explaining what the various proteins produced are thought to do:
    http://www.uq.edu.au/vdu/VDUPotyvirus.htm [Broken]

    Nuclear inclusions in the Tobacco Etch Virus are proteases, enzymes which cleave the large polyprotein which is the primary product of the expression of the viral RNA.
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  4. May 19, 2008 #3
    its not a class assigment and need to be that detailed... just a short answer would do, the 2nd article is massive, so it is a protase, but how does it help the virus?
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