Feb 9, 2000

Inhibition of nuclear import of HIV-1 Vpr protein by Gag polyprotein in the process of virus-like particles formation

Voprosy virusologii
A K ChikovaR A Gibadulin


For studies of intracellular Vpr transport and the effect of the HIV-1 Gag polyprotein on the process, a recombinant baculovirus strain was constructed, which directs the synthesis of Vpr fused with the baculovirus secretory polypeptide. During infection the majority of Vpr has been observed in the cell nuclear fraction. These data suggest that Vpr nucleophilic signal is more active than the secretory one. However, during Vpr and Gag co-expression in the baculovirus expression system, Vpr content in the nuclei is decreased, since this protein incorporates effectively into virus-like particles and forms stable complexes with Gag polyprotein. Presumably, the Vpr-Gag post-translational interactions are needed for the Vpr incorporation into virions and suppress the nuclear import of this protein.

  • References
  • Citations


  • We're still populating references for this paper, please check back later.
  • References
  • Citations


  • This paper may not have been cited yet.

Mentioned in this Paper

Nuclear Import
Baculovirus Expression System
Complex (molecular entity)
Virus Replication
Cell Nucleus
Gag Gene Related Protein
Vpr Gene Products, Human Immunodeficiency Virus

About this Paper

Trending Feeds


Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

Bone Marrow Neoplasms

Bone Marrow Neoplasms are cancers that occur in the bone marrow. Discover the latest research on Bone Marrow Neoplasms here.

IGA Glomerulonephritis

IgA glomerulonephritis is a chronic form of glomerulonephritis characterized by deposits of predominantly Iimmunoglobin A in the mesangial area. Discover the latest research on IgA glomerulonephritis here.

Cryogenic Electron Microscopy

Cryogenic electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) allows the determination of biological macromolecules and their assemblies at a near-atomic resolution. Here is the latest research.

STING Receptor Agonists

Stimulator of IFN genes (STING) are a group of transmembrane proteins that are involved in the induction of type I interferon that is important in the innate immune response. The stimulation of STING has been an active area of research in the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases. Here is the latest research on STING receptor agonists.

LRRK2 & Immunity During Infection

Mutations in the LRRK2 gene are a risk-factor for developing Parkinson’s disease. However, LRRK2 has been shown to function as a central regulator of vesicular trafficking, infection, immunity, and inflammation. Here is the latest research on the role of this kinase on immunity during infection.

Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Antiphospholipid syndrome or antiphospholipid antibody syndrome (APS or APLS), is an autoimmune, hypercoagulable state caused by the presence of antibodies directed against phospholipids.

Meningococcal Myelitis

Meningococcal myelitis is characterized by inflammation and myelin damage to the meninges and spinal cord. Discover the latest research on meningococcal myelitis here.

Alzheimer's Disease: MS4A

Variants within membrane-spanning 4-domains subfamily A (MS4A) gene cluster have recently been implicated in Alzheimer's disease by recent genome-wide association studies. Here is the latest research.