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L (RNA-directed RNA polymerase L)
FEATURES
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FAMILY
DESCRIPTION
Also known as L_GTOVV, L. RNA-dependent RNA polymerase which is responsible for replication and transcription of the viral RNA genome. During transcription, synthesizes 4 subgenomic RNAs, and assures their capping by a cap-snatching mechanism, in which cellular capped pre-mRNAs are used to generate primers for viral transcription. The 3'-end of subgenomic mRNAs molecules are heterogeneous and not polyadenylated. The replicase function is to direct synthesis of antigenomic and genomic RNA which are encapsidated and non capped. As a consequence of the use of the same enzyme for both transcription and replication, these mechanisms need to be well coordinated. These processes may be regulated by proteins N and Z in a dose-dependent manner. Homomultimerizes; the oligomeric structure is essential for the polymerase activity. Interacts with the nucleocapsid protein N. Interacts with protein Z; this interaction inhibits viral transcription and replication.
Also known as L_GTOVV, L. RNA-dependent RNA polymerase which is responsible for replication and transcription of the viral RNA genome. During transcription, synthesizes 4 subgenomic RNAs, and assures their capping by a cap-snatching mechanism, in which cellular capped pre-mRNAs are used to generate primers for viral transcription. The 3'-end of sub ...
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RNA-directed RNA polymerase L

Molecular Synopsis