A cell line expressing vesicular stomatitis virus glycoprotein fuses at low pH

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Science  17 Aug 1984:
Vol. 225, Issue 4663, pp. 721-723
DOI: 10.1126/science.6087454


A stable cell line expressing a complementary DNA clone encoding the vesicular stomatitis virus glycoprotein fused and formed polykaryons at pH 5.5. The formation of polykaryons was dependent on the presence of glycoprotein anchored at the cell surface and could be prevented by incubation of cells with a monoclonal antibody to the glycoprotein. Fusion occurred at a pH 0.5 unit lower than that observed for cells infected with vesicular stomatitis virus.

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