1999 Vol.14(3)



Research Advances on Baculovirus Enhancin

MA Yong-Beng, OU Xiang, MENG Xiao-Lin, XU Jin-Beng, XIE Lin-Bai

1999, 14(3): 185

Research Advances on the International Rule of Virus Nom enclature and the Universal System of Virus Taxonomy

XU Yao-Xian, JIE Meng-Xia, XIANG Jin-Min

1999, 14(3): 190

Sequencing of the W hole Gene of Hepatitis B Virus

GUO E-Bing, HOU Jin-Lin, DAI Wei, JIA Gang-Xian, P.Karayiannis

1999, 14(3): 205

Seven cases of chronic hepatitis B virus carriers were included for sequencing of whole gene sequences of hepatitis B virus(HBV).The serotype of 4 strains of HBV weYe adr,and 3 strains were adw.Two strains were dassifled to genotype B.an d the other 5 strains to genotype C.No significant mutations.such as A 。T1762 A1 were present.With other r~oned 2 corn. plete Sequences of HBV strains prevailing in mainlan d China,7 strains of HBV whole sequences of genotype C from mainland Chins were an alyzed to produce the consens us sequence of FIBV of Chlna.Comparing of the consensus sequence with that from Genbanl~.there were only 22 sites with different nucleotides.

Separation,Purification and Identification of Structural Proteins of Hepatitis A Virus

Lei-Yin-Beng, LIN Yu-Lin, TAO Hua-Jun, JIAN Ai-Zhen, LI Hui, ZHANG Wei-Yang

1999, 14(3): 210

A cell line persistently infected by Hepatitis A virus (HAV) was ultilized to produce high yield viral particles of HAV. HAV particles were recovered in a single ultracentrifugation step through discontinuous sucrose/glycerol density gradients. Three kinds of major structural protein of HAV were separated and purified by high performance liquid chormatography. SDS PAGE demonstrated the molecular weight of three structural proteins of HAV being 33, 29 and 27?kD. The special immune reactions were shown in Western blot test, suggesting the proteins with 33, 29 and 27?kD are VP\-1, VP\-2 and VP\-3 of the virus, respectively. The total contents of the proteins, VP\-1, VP\-2 and VP\-3 were respectively 687, 220.8, 68 and 213.6?g from 11?200?cm\+2 cells infected with HAV. The highly purified particles and sturctural proteins of HAV may be used in research for the development of vaccine, clinical diagnosis and pathogenesis of HAV.

Overexpression of 28 kDa Protein Encoded by W heat Yellow M osaic Virus RNA2 in E.coli

SU Ning, HAN Cheng-Gui, LI Da-Wei, HOU Tie-Jun, GENG Yi-Meng, XU Jia-Lin, LIU Yi

1999, 14(3): 217

With polymerase chain reaction (PCR) a fragment encoding the 28 kDa protein of wheat yellow mosaic virus (WYMV) RNA2 was amplified and constructed into plasmid of pET11a for prokaryotic expression. BL21 (DE3) of \%E.coli\% transformed with the recombinant plasmid of pE2839 was induced to specifically express the 28 kDa protein in high level. The expressed 28 kDa protein was purified from SDS polyacrylamide gels and the antiserum against the protein was raised in rabbit. In Western blotting analysis, the antiserum reacted with the 28?kDa protein.

Purification and Serological Characteristics of Disease-Specific Protein of Rice Stripe Virus

LIN Han-Xin, LIN Ai-Tian, TUN Jie-Jian, LIN Li-Meng, LIN Ai-Yang, XIE Lian-Hui

1999, 14(3): 222

According to the differential pH precipitation of proteins, two methods were established for purification of disease specific protein (SP) in rice plants infected by rice stripe virus (RSV), a member of \%Tenuivirus.\% The yields obtained by the two methods were 0.8 and 2.0 mg SP per g of infected tissues, respectively. After separation by SDS PAGE, further purified SP was obtained. The Mr of SP is 20.1 kDa. Antisera against the crude and further purified SP were prepared with the titer of 51 200 and 6 400, respectively. The antiserum against the further purified SP was proved to be highly specific, with which the serological relationships between RSV SP and RSV CP, CP and SP of rice grassy stunt virus (RGSV), another member of \%Tenuivirus\% were studied. Using PAS ELISA, it was found that RSV SP antiserum did not react with RSV CP and RGSV CP, but weakly reacted with RGSV SP. No serological relationship existed between RSV SP and the antisera raised against RSV CP, RGSV SP and RGSV CP, respecti

The Assem bly and Release of Sim ian AIDS Type D Retrovirus (SRV):Involvement of Intermediate Filament

WEN Jian-Fan, HUANG Sheng-Min, ZHENG Yong-Tang

1999, 14(3): 231

By conventional EM technique and DGD embedment free section EM technique together with the procedure of gentle extraction, the assembly and release of simian AIDS type D retrovirus (SRV) in infected Raji cells were studied. The results showed that SRV nucleocapsids were assemblied in some cytoplasm areas near nuclei, and these areas or virus assembly centers were suspended in the intermediate filament network; and the assembling and assembled virus nucleocapsids were associated firmly with intermediate filaments. It is suggested that the assembly of SRV nucleocapsids depends on intermediate filaments as support, and the assembled nucleocapsids may move along the intermediated filaments to cytoplasm membrane where they bud and are released.

Com puter-Based Prediction and Experim ental Confirm ation of the jSR Membrane Protein of African Swine Fever Viru

SUN Fu-Chang, LindaK.Dixon, R.M.EParkhouse

1999, 14(3): 236

The j5R open reading frame (ORF) of African swine fever virus was predicted by computing to encode a 12.9 kDa protein with two successive N terminal transmembrane domains and one C terminal antigenic epitope. Antibodies raised against a synthetic peptide derived from the C terminal epitope detected a specific protein of 23 or 25 kDa (depending on different isolates) in ASFV infected cells or purified extracellular ASFV virions. Immunofluorescence showed that the j5R protein was mainly located in the virus assembly sites within ASFV infected cells. Phase separation of purified extracellular ASFV virions and fractionation of ASFV infected cells demonstrated that the j5R protein was in the detergent phase and membrane fraction, confirming that the j5R protein was membrane associated.

Expression of the M and N Protein Gene of Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus in E .coli

CA Jia-Li, CA Bao-Xiang, JIANG Beng

1999, 14(3): 244

The primers for RT PCR were designed on the basis of M and N gene sequence of PRRSV. A gene fragment about 900 bp, which has digestion sites of EcoRI and BamHI, was amplified by RT PCR. The M and N gene were cloned into expression vector pBV220 and one recombinant PBVMN was constructed which highly expressed a 34 kD protein in \%E. coli\% DH 5 . The expressed product was identified by SDS PAGE and Western blotting, which occupies 12% of total bacterial protein. The report has laid a basis for the development of molecular diagnostic antigen of PRRSV.

Activation of Bovine Immunodeficiency Virus(BIV) Gene Expression by Bovine Spumavirus(BSV)

LIU Jia-Jian, LIU Chu-Gong, CHEN Qi-Min, GENG Yun-Qi

1999, 14(3): 249

Bovine spumavirus (BSV) 3026 China strain, which was isolated by authors, encodes the transcriptional transactivator Borf 1. The Borf 1 protein, as well as the BSV3026, can transactivate the gene expression directed by bovine immunodeficiency virus long terminal repeat (BIV LTR) in transient transfection assays. To identify the specific region in BIV LTR responsible for the Borf 1 action, it was examined that the effect of the Borf 1 on firefly luciferase (Luc) gene expression in transfected cells with a series of mutant pBIV LTR luc plasmids. The region between -410 and -115 from the transcription initiation site was identified as responsible for the transactivation by the Borf 1. However, the regions between -367 and -319 (NF B site), between -52 and +204, which are very important in the activation of BIV transcription, are dispensable for the Borf 1 mediated transactivation.

Preliminary Study on Expression Infectious Bronchitis Virus Level of the S1 Gene of Avian in a Baeulovirus System

SONG Yan-Hua, LIU Fu-An

1999, 14(3): 255

The recombinant transfer plasmids pSXIVVI\++X3 S1.Holte and pSXIVVI\++X3/4 S1.Holte containing S1 gene cDNA of avian infectious bronchitis virus and the parent virus (TnNPV SVI -G) DNA were used to co transfect \%Spodotera frugiperda\% (Sf) cells. The recombinant viruses TnNPV (X3)S1.Holte OCC + and TnNPV (X3/4)S1.Holte OCC +, which included the S1 gene and could form polyhedra, were plaque purified. The expression products of S1 gene were detected by SDS PAGE and Western blotting in Tn 5B1 cells infected with the recombinant viruses. The S1 protein with a molecular weight of 100 kD was expressed in the cells infected with TnNPV (X3/4)S1.Holte OCC + at high efficiency, the expression level in Tn 5B1 cells 72 h postinfection being 35.8% by SDS PAGE gel thin layer chromatography. No expression product was detected by SDS PAGE and Western blotting in Tn 5B1 cells infected with TnNPV (X3)S1.Holte OCC +. The expression level depends mainly upon the translational start site of the S1 gene

Construction of a Recom binant Herpesvirus of Turkey Expressing the Haem agglutinin-Neuram inidase Gene of Newcastle Disease Virus

DIAO Jun, ZHANG Xiu-Gen, CHEN Bu-Yan, CA Bao-Xiang

1999, 14(3): 259

A 1.8 kb fragment of Newcastle disease virus (NDV) haemagglutinin neuraminidase (HN) gene was amplified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) with primers containing enzyme cleavage sites, and inserted into a nonessential gene of herpesvirus of turkey (HVT). Recombinant viruses were screened by Dot blot hybridization with digoxigenin labelled probe and purified by plaque formation technique. The expression of NDV HN gene can be detected by Western blotting in CEF cells infected with recombinant virus. Recombinant HVT strains were replicated stably in cell cultures.

Identification and BiochemicaI Characteristics of a NeW Psittacine Virus in China

JIA Wei, FENG Feng, LI Tian-Xian, CHEN Min-Liang, DIAO Lin

1999, 14(3): 265

A strain of new virus was isolated from fledgling budgerigars by authors in 1995 Cytopathic effect became visible after the isolate was passaged 4 generations on budgerigar embryo fibroblast and 5 generations on Chicken embryo fibroblast.The SDS-PAGE proved that viral capsidxgas composed of eight polypeptides with molecular w |gbt from 60 000 tO 14 500 D.The protein WBtS rich in Asp,Glu and Leu,but comparatively poorer in Arg and M et.The ratio of acidicamino acid to basic amino acid WBS l:2.5 l T nudeic acid Was dsDNA and exi~ed as supercoiled circular.relaxed ciseulatand Iinear molecules G 十C of viral DNA was 45% The molecu 1ar weight oE DNA WBtS 3.3 106D restriction endonuclease analysis According to standards of virus classification.it is proved that the isolate was budgerigar fledgling disease virus which had placed into the Polyomavirus genus of Papovaviridae.

Prelim inary Study on Fermentation Broth of Yeast Strain SH2 Enhancing Biological Activity of Interferon Alpha and Its Active Principle

CHENG Zhi, SUN Guo-Ping, WANG Chu-Jun, WANG Chun-Sheng

1999, 14(3): 273

The fermentation broth of yeast strain SH\-2?(FSH\-2) which could enhance the biological potency of human interferon alpha (huIFN ) was detected. Its enhancing ratio was 1.64~6.86 fold. A group of proteins was seperated and purified from the fermentation supernatant by chromatography on Sephadex G 75 and HPLC. Each protein showed the similar band on PAGE and SDS PAGE. Their molecular weights ranged from 52 to 72 kD. The proteins were stainded with periodic acid Schiff's agent. Lowry's method and sulfuric acid phenol method were respectively used to determine the contents of proteins and neutral sugars. The results showed the ratio of protein to sugar was 3∶1. These results indicated that the proteins were extracellular glycoproteins (YEGPs) secreted by yeast strain SH\-2. YEGPs could significantly enhance the biological potency of huIFN . It was veritied by the experiment of cytopathic effect inhibition in Wish cells. The enhancing ratios were 1.6~2.8 fold and 1.4~4.0 fold, respectively. The enhancing

Electron M icroscopic Observation on the Arrangement Patterns of Nucleocapsids within the Envelopes of Autographa californiea Nuclear Polyhedrosis Virus

Xie Wel, Xie Tianen

1999, 14(3): 280

The arrangement patterns of nucleocapsids within the envelope of \%Autographa californica\% nuclear polyhedrosis virus were studied by electron microscopy. Numbers of nucleocapsids observed in an envelope in their cross sections ranged from 1 to 17, and the frequencies at 2,3,4,5,6 and 7 nucleocapsids were significantly higher than the others, suggesting that these numbers of nucleocapsids were more commonly involved in an envelope. The regular arrangement patterns of nucleocapsids within envelope were observed in cross sections. Envelope outlines can be classified into a triangle (3 nucleocapsids in an envelope),lozenge and square (4 nucleocapsids in an envelope), trapeziun (5 nucleocapsids in an envelope), pentagons (5 or 8 nucleocapsids in an envelope) and hexagons (7 or 10 nucleocapsids in an envelope). The irregular arrangement patterns of nucleocapsids within envelopes were also observed in cross sections.