Pseudorabies virus (PrV) replication in Vero cells was suppressed by treatment with human natural interferon-α (IFN-α), Messenger RNA transcribed from the PrV immediate-early (IE) gene was reduced in the IFN-α-treated cells. Transient expression assays showed that transcription from the PrV IE promoter was selectively inhibited in the IFN-α-treated cells. Analysis of deletion mutants of the PrV IE promoter sequence suggested that at least one element between the transcription initiation site (+ 1) and -90 in the PrV IE promoter was concerned with the negative regulation.
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- General Veterinary