Serine at position 624 of PA subunit of the Influenza A virus RNA polymerase is the active site of a serine protease domain. To examine the role of this protease activity in the viral infection cycle, we compared the growth and the pathogenesis of influenza A/WSN/33 (WSN) and the virus encoding a PA with a S624A mutation (S624A virus), which were generated by the plasmid-based rescue system. The growth of S624A virus was less extensive than that of WSN in cells. The LD50 of S624A virus and WSN for intranasal infection in Balb/C mice was 4.0×10 4 and 9.3×10 3 PFU, respectively. That for intracranial infection was 460 and 200 PFU, respectively. These data indicated that Ser624, the active site of the serine protease activity of PA, is not essential for viral growth and pathogenesis, but is required for the maximal viral growth.
Archives of Virology – Springer Journals
Published: Feb 20, 2003
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