Size and position of truncations in the carboxy-terminal region of major capsid protein VP1 of hamster polyomavirus expressed in yeast determine its assembly capacity

Size and position of truncations in the carboxy-terminal region of major capsid protein VP1 of... The hamster polyomavirus major capsid protein VP1 was modified in its carboxy-terminal region by consecutive truncations and single amino acid exchanges. The ability of yeast-expressed VP1 variants to form virus-like particles (VLPs) strongly depended on the size and position of the truncation. VP1 variants lacking 21, 69, and 79 amino acid (aa) residues in their carboxy-terminal region efficiently formed VLPs similar to those formed by the unmodified VP1 (diameter 40–45 nm). In contrast, VP1 derivatives with carboxy-terminal truncations of 35 to 56 aa residues failed to form VLPs. VP1 mutants with a single A336G aa exchange or internal deletions of aa 335 to aa 346 and aa 335 to aa 363 resulted in the formation of VLPs of a smaller size (diameter 20 nm). These data indicate that certain parts of the carboxy-terminal region of VP1 are not essential for pentamer–pentamer interactions in the capsid, at least in the yeast expression system used. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Virology Springer Journals

Size and position of truncations in the carboxy-terminal region of major capsid protein VP1 of hamster polyomavirus expressed in yeast determine its assembly capacity

Loading next page...
 
/lp/springer_journal/size-and-position-of-truncations-in-the-carboxy-terminal-region-of-jtsF0H0nZW
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Copyright
Copyright © 2006 by Springer-Verlag
Subject
Biomedicine; Medical Microbiology; Virology; Infectious Diseases
ISSN
0304-8608
eISSN
1432-8798
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00705-006-0745-8
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

The hamster polyomavirus major capsid protein VP1 was modified in its carboxy-terminal region by consecutive truncations and single amino acid exchanges. The ability of yeast-expressed VP1 variants to form virus-like particles (VLPs) strongly depended on the size and position of the truncation. VP1 variants lacking 21, 69, and 79 amino acid (aa) residues in their carboxy-terminal region efficiently formed VLPs similar to those formed by the unmodified VP1 (diameter 40–45 nm). In contrast, VP1 derivatives with carboxy-terminal truncations of 35 to 56 aa residues failed to form VLPs. VP1 mutants with a single A336G aa exchange or internal deletions of aa 335 to aa 346 and aa 335 to aa 363 resulted in the formation of VLPs of a smaller size (diameter 20 nm). These data indicate that certain parts of the carboxy-terminal region of VP1 are not essential for pentamer–pentamer interactions in the capsid, at least in the yeast expression system used.

Journal

Archives of VirologySpringer Journals

Published: Sep 1, 2006

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create lists to
organize your research

Export lists, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off