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Title: The HSV-1 tegument protein pUL46 associates with cellular membranes and viral capsids

Abstract

The molecular mechanisms responsible for the addition of tegument proteins into nascent herpesvirus particles are poorly understood. To better understand the tegumentation process of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) virions, we initiated studies that showed the tegument protein pUL46 (VP11/12) has a similar cellular localization to the membrane-associated tegument protein VP22. Using membrane flotation analysis we found that pUL46 associates with membranes in both the presence and absence of other HSV-1 proteins. However, when purified virions were stripped of their envelope, the majority of pUL46 was found to associate with the capsid fraction. This strong affinity of pUL46 for capsids was confirmed by an in vitro capsid pull-down assay in which purified pUL46-GST was able to interact specifically with capsids purified from the nuclear fraction of HSV-1 infected cells. These results suggest that pUL46 displays a dynamic interaction between cellular membranes and capsids.

Authors:
; ;  [1];  [2]
  1. Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033 (United States)
  2. Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, 500 University Drive, Hershey, PA 17033 (United States), E-mail: rcourtney@psu.edu
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21141008
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Virology; Journal Volume: 376; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: DOI: 10.1016/j.virol.2008.03.018; PII: S0042-6822(08)00190-6; Copyright (c) 2008 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
60 APPLIED LIFE SCIENCES; AFFINITY; HERPES SIMPLEX; IN VITRO; MEMBRANES; PROTEINS; VIRUSES

Citation Formats

Murphy, Michael A., Bucks, Michelle A., O'Regan, Kevin J., and Courtney, Richard J. The HSV-1 tegument protein pUL46 associates with cellular membranes and viral capsids. United States: N. p., 2008. Web. doi:10.1016/j.virol.2008.03.018.
Murphy, Michael A., Bucks, Michelle A., O'Regan, Kevin J., & Courtney, Richard J. The HSV-1 tegument protein pUL46 associates with cellular membranes and viral capsids. United States. doi:10.1016/j.virol.2008.03.018.
Murphy, Michael A., Bucks, Michelle A., O'Regan, Kevin J., and Courtney, Richard J. Sat . "The HSV-1 tegument protein pUL46 associates with cellular membranes and viral capsids". United States. doi:10.1016/j.virol.2008.03.018.
@article{osti_21141008,
title = {The HSV-1 tegument protein pUL46 associates with cellular membranes and viral capsids},
author = {Murphy, Michael A. and Bucks, Michelle A. and O'Regan, Kevin J. and Courtney, Richard J.},
abstractNote = {The molecular mechanisms responsible for the addition of tegument proteins into nascent herpesvirus particles are poorly understood. To better understand the tegumentation process of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) virions, we initiated studies that showed the tegument protein pUL46 (VP11/12) has a similar cellular localization to the membrane-associated tegument protein VP22. Using membrane flotation analysis we found that pUL46 associates with membranes in both the presence and absence of other HSV-1 proteins. However, when purified virions were stripped of their envelope, the majority of pUL46 was found to associate with the capsid fraction. This strong affinity of pUL46 for capsids was confirmed by an in vitro capsid pull-down assay in which purified pUL46-GST was able to interact specifically with capsids purified from the nuclear fraction of HSV-1 infected cells. These results suggest that pUL46 displays a dynamic interaction between cellular membranes and capsids.},
doi = {10.1016/j.virol.2008.03.018},
journal = {Virology},
number = 2,
volume = 376,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Jul 05 00:00:00 EDT 2008},
month = {Sat Jul 05 00:00:00 EDT 2008}
}