IMR Press / FBL / Volume 14 / Issue 13 / DOI: 10.2741/3581

Frontiers in Bioscience-Landmark (FBL) is published by IMR Press from Volume 26 Issue 5 (2021). Previous articles were published by another publisher on a subscription basis, and they are hosted by IMR Press on as a courtesy and upon agreement with Frontiers in Bioscience.

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RNA processing in the polyoma virus life cycle
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1 Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Yale University School of Medicine, 300 George Street, New Haven, CT 06511
2 Department of Genetics and Developmental Biology, University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave., Farmington, CT 06030-3301

Academic Editor: Zhi-Ming Zheng

Front. Biosci. (Landmark Ed) 2009, 14(13), 4968–4977;
Published: 1 June 2009
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Protein-RNA interactions in viral RNA processing)

Not only is gene regulation in polyoma interesting, but it has also proven to be highly informative and illustrative of a number of novel concepts in gene regulation. Of special interest and importance are the mechanisms by which this virus switches from the expression of early gene products to late gene products after the onset of viral DNA replication. This switch is mediated at least in part by changes in transcription elongation and polyadenylation in the late region, and by the formation and editing of dsRNA in the nucleus. In this review we will summarize the regulation of RNA synthesis and processing during polyoma infection, and will point out in particular those aspects that have been most novel.

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