Viral channel proteins in intracellular protein-protein communication: Vpu of HIV-1, E5 of HPV16 and p7 of HCV

Wolfgang B. Fischer*, Li Hua Li, Dhani Ram Mahato, Yi Ting Wang, Chin Pei Chen

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Abstract

Viral channel forming proteins are known for their capability to make the lipid membrane of the host cell and its subcellular compartments permeable to ions and small compounds. There is increasing evidence that some of the representatives of this class of proteins are also strongly interacting with host proteins and the effectiveness of this interaction seems to be high. Interaction of viral channel proteins with host factors has been proposed by bioinformatics approaches and has also been identified experimentally. An overview of the interactions with host proteins is given for Vpu from HIV-1, E5 from HPV-16 and p7 from HCV. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: Viral Membrane Proteins - Channels for Cellular Networking.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1113-1121
Number of pages9
JournalBiochimica et Biophysica Acta - Biomembranes
Volume1838
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2014

Keywords

  • E5 of HPV16
  • Viral channel proteins
  • Viral-host protein-protein interaction
  • Vpu of HIV-1
  • p7 of HCV

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