Interaction of hepatitis B virus core protein with human GIPC1

Interaction of hepatitis B virus core protein with human GIPC1 Up to now, little is known about hepatitis B virus core protein (HBc) interactions with host-cell proteins, although such interactions might be essential for virus propagation and pathogenicity. In this work, a human liver cDNA library was screened for proteins interacting with HBc. Among several HBc-interacting partners selected, it interacted most strongly with the human protein GIPC1. A common protein interaction domain, PDZ, was identified as the region that is sufficient for the interaction with HBc. The core protein has a putative C-terminal PDZ-interacting motif, and this sequence proved to be important for the interaction with GIPC1. Archives of Virology Springer Journals

Interaction of hepatitis B virus core protein with human GIPC1

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Biomedicine; Infectious Diseases; Medical Microbiology ; Virology
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