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Vero cells infected with herpes simplex virus in the presence of actinomycin or cycloheximide, or with u.v.-inactivated virus, suffered a rapid loss of functional mRNA as determined by translation in vitro. It is suggested that a virion-associated factor causes a structural change in the mRNA of the host cell.

Original publication




Journal article


J Gen Virol

Publication Date



65 ( Pt 7)


1225 - 1228


Animals, Cells, Cultured, Gene Expression Regulation, Herpes Simplex, Polyribosomes, Protein Biosynthesis, RNA, Messenger, Simplexvirus