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Experientia

, Volume 37, Issue 3, pp 257–259 | Cite as

Effect of inhibitors of protein synthesis from plants on tobacco mosaic virus infection

  • W. A. Stevens
  • C. Spurdon
  • L. J. Onyon
  • F. Stirpe
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Summary

Ricin, abrin, modeccin, gelonin andMomordica charantia inhibitor, as well as crude extracts ofBryonia dioica seeds and ofDianthus caryophyllus leaves, each inhibit protein synthesis in a rabbit reticulocyte lysate and reduce local lesion production by tobacco mosaic virus, thus resembling the effects of the pokeweed antiviral peptide.

Keywords

Peptide Protein Synthesis Virus Infection Crude Extract Mosaic Virus 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. A. Stevens
    • 1
    • 2
  • C. Spurdon
    • 1
    • 2
  • L. J. Onyon
    • 1
    • 2
  • F. Stirpe
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Botany Department Royal Holloway CollegeLondon UniversityVirginia WaterEngland
  2. 2.Medical Research Council Toxicology UnitCarshaltonEngland

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