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Abstract

Investigators studying the molecular biology of Semliki Forest virus and Sindbis virus, two alphaviruses (previously group A arboviruses) met recently at the First International Symposium on Arboviruses in Helsinki. They proposed the following nomenclature for the virus-specific polypeptides formed in cells infected by these and similar viruses.

Proposed nomenclature for virus-specified polypeptides

* From previous published reports the notation E and E are the cleavage products of the cellular precursor protein NVP 62–68 for Semliki Forest virus; for Sindbis virus, E is the product of the cellular Precursor noted as PE.

† A relationship between the amino-acid sequences of a polypeptide and those of virus structural polypetides should be determined, before the p-molecular weight terminology is used.

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