name: cap snatching
def: "A transcription initiation process during which a nucleotide sequence between 10 and 20 nucleotides in size is cleaved from the 5' end of host mRNAs by a viral RNA-dependent polymerase. The capped leader sequence obtained is subsequently used to prime transcription on the viral genome, which ultimately leads to the synthesis of capped, translatable viral mRNAs." [GOC:bf, GOC:jl, VZ:839]
synonym: "cap snatching involved in viral mRNA transcription" EXACT [GO:jl]
is_a: GO:0016032 ! viral process
relationship: part_of: GO:0039697 ! negative stranded viral RNA transcription
Gene Ontology Home
The contents of this box are automatically generated. You can help by adding information to the "Notes"
|Last version checked|
See Help:References for how to manage references in GONUTS.
Pages in category "GO:0075526 ! cap snatching"
The following 3 pages are in this category, out of 3 total.