Medical Microbiology and Immunology

, Volume 160, Issue 2–3, pp 73–83 | Cite as

The molecular biology of paramyxoviruses

  • D. W. Kingsbury
Part One Molecular Aspects


This review evaluates possible mechanisms which regulate paramyxovirus protein and RNA syntheses. Evidence indicates that viral polypeptide abundances are specified at the transcriptional level. RNA replication and transcription are competing processes utilizing an encapsidated single-stranded RNA template. The requirement for capsid proteins in RNA replication suggests that these proteins are positive control elements for replication of paramyxovirus RNA.


Positive Control Polypeptide Molecular Biology Transcriptional Level Capsid Protein 
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  • D. W. Kingsbury
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  1. 1.Laboratories of Virology and ImmunologySt. Jude Children's Research HospitalMemphis

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