A functionally distinct TATA box required for late progression through the Epstein-Barr virus life cycle

T. R. Serio, N. Cahill, M. E. Prout, G. Miller

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During EBV infection, lytic DNA replication activates late gene expression in trans via an uncharacterized pathway. In this study, we mapped the target of this regulatory cascade to a variant TATA box (TATTAAA) and the 3' flanking region within the core promoter of the BcLF1 gene. The inherent late activity of this core promoter is, surprisingly, disrupted by a heterologous enhancer, suggesting that late gene expression is regulated through core promoter sequences located in a transcriptionally inert environment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8338-8343
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of virology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Sep 23 1998


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Insect Science
  • Virology

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