Simian virus 40 (SV40)-infected and -transformed cells contain, in addition to the virus-coded tumour antigens, one or more 48K to 56K host tumour antigens. At least part of this class of host proteins exists as a fast-sedimenting complex with the SV40 large T antigen. The host proteins associated with the large T antigen in SV40-transformed monkey, mouse and human cells and SV40-infected monkey cells were compared by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis and V8 partial proteolysis peptide mapping. Although these proteins differed slightly in apparent mol. wt. and peptide pattern, they migrated identically in isoelectric focusing gels. These results suggest that the cellular proteins associated with large T antigen in different hosts are very closely related to each other. Despite their similarities, the 55K proteins from different host cells form complexes of different stabilities with large T antigen, as judged by spontaneous dissociation of the complexes during storage, and the fractions of the 55K cellular protein and large T antigen found free and in the complexed form in each different host cell.


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