Formation of a macromolecular complex between the RNA binding protein HIV-1 Rev and HIV-1 mRNA is an essential prerequisite for nuclear export and subsequent expression of HIV-1 mRNA. The arginine rich peptide TRQARRNRRRRWRARQR, corresponding to residues 34-50 of HIV-1 Rev, contains the mRNA binding motif. We prepared a thioether linked Rev34-50-cellulose conjugate to affinity purify a fragment of synthetic mRNA corresponding to the high affinity binding site for Rev. The correctly folded fraction of mRNA (27.5%) was isolated from a crude synthetic mixture.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Biomedical Peptides, Proteins & Nucleic Acids: Structure, Synthesis & Biological Activity|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1996|