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Feline oncornavirus-associated cell membrane antigen: evidence for an immunologically crossreactive feline sarcoma virus-coded protein.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  202959     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The feline oncornavirus-associated cell membrane antigen (FOCMA) acts as a target for natural immuno-surveillance against tumor development in the cat. In the present study, mink and rat cells nonproductively transformed by feline sarcoma virus (FeSV) were shown to express FOCMA as well as 5'-terminal feline leukemia virus (FeLV) gag gene proteins, p15 and p12. In contrast, such cells lack detectable levels of other FeLV gag gene-coded proteins or the env gene product, gp70. FOCMA, p15, and p12 antigen expression is initially in the form of an 80,000-100,000 molecular weight precursor which, upon post-translational cleavage, gives rise to a 65,000 molecular weight component that contains FOCMA and a 25,000 molecular weight component containing p15 and p12. Feline lymphoma cells, including those from several tumors that lacked detectable levels of FeLV structural protein expression, were shown to be FOCMA-positive. These findings strongly suggest that FOCMA represents an FeSV-coded transformation specific protein and provide preliminary information regarding the position within the FeSV genome coding for its synthesis.
J R Stephenson; A S Khan; A H Sliski; M Essex
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0027-8424     ISO Abbreviation:  Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.     Publication Date:  1977 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1978-03-21     Completed Date:  1978-03-21     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505876     Medline TA:  Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5608-12     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Antigens, Viral* / genetics
Cell Transformation, Viral*
Cross Reactions
Leukemia Virus, Feline / immunology*
Leukemia, Experimental / immunology*
Lymphoma / immunology
Molecular Weight
Protein Precursors / immunology
Retroviridae / immunology*
Sarcoma Viruses, Feline / genetics,  immunology*
Viral Proteins / genetics,  immunology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antigens, Viral; 0/Protein Precursors; 0/Viral Proteins

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