Genetic and Biochemical Evidence that Vhs Is a Nuclease

In both cell types observed 36 h after transfection, the gDN+gHC+wtgL combination resulted in a readily detectable fluorescence (Fig. Following washing, proteins that coimmunoprecipitated with SAP145 were resuspended in 30 μl of CK2 reaction buffer (50 mM Tris, 20 mM MgCl2 [pH 8.2]) containing 10 μCi of [α-32P]ATP per reaction mixture, either with or without 0.1 mM CK2 peptide substrate (Arg-Arg-Arg-Glu-Glu-Glu-Thr-Glu-Glu-Glu), and CK2 activity was detected as described previously (67). Although early screens for HCV helicase inhibitors yielded few if any antiviral leads, more recent studies have found potent helicase inhibitors that are active against the HCV replicon. Protein-DNA complexes were resolved by electrophoresis on a 6% nondenaturing polyacrylamide (19:1, acrylamide/bisacrylamide ratio) gel (PAGE) at 4°C. Sarkosyl (1.5%) was added to cell lysates to improve protein solubility. ).

Recombinant adenoviruses were harvested 8 days after transfection, further propagated by serial infection of Hek293 cells, and used for infection of primary human hepatocytes. An equal volume of digestion buffer (20 mM Tris-HCl, pH 7.5; 100 mM NaCl; 20 mM MgCl2; 20 mM dithiothreitol) was added to the reaction mixture, and digestion with 2 U of RNase H was performed at 37°C for 20 min. Cells were lysed in a commonly used nondenaturing Nonidet P-40 lysis buffer (50 mM Tris-HCl [pH 7.4], 0.5% NP-40, 5 mM MgCl2) (20, 40). As the protease cofactor, a peptide spanning the central hydrophobic core (residues 21 to 34) of the NS4A protein carrying a three-lysine solubilizing tag at the N terminus was used (5). The immobilized gC promoter template was incubated with HeLa nuclear extract in the absence or presence of purified ICP4. Rid1 can bind and infect HEp-2 cells that have other receptors for HSV.


The transfer buffer and procedures were used according to the manufacturer’s protocol. While deletion of residues 1-50 reduced binding substantially (Fig. This coprecipitating protein, designated gp60, associated with class I molecules soon after synthesis, since this association was already apparent after a 10-min pulse-label period (Fig. VP16-H was detected by using the monoclonal antibody LP1 as previously described (20). Anti-gH MAb LP11 was the gift of A. The N- and C-terminal extensions in gD are also highlighted.

Lysates were thawed, centrifuged at 50,000 to 100,000 × g for 45 to 60 min, and mixed with anti-gE MAb 3114 or anti-gI MAb 3104 for 2 h at 4°C. The distribution of virus particles on the different surfaces of cells (basal, lateral, and apical) was quantified by counting virus particles in 65 to 80 HEC-1A cells infected with either the wild type or F-gEβ (Table ). The negative cis-regulatory elements are indicated in red. All samples were boiled for 3 min prior to electrophoresis except for those used for gM blots, which were heated to 42°C for 20 min. The membrane was probed with antibodies to phospho-mTOR, mTOR, phospho-4EBP1, phospho-ERK1/2, phospho-MEK1/2, MEK1/2, Vps34, p110β, Beclin1, or Bcl-2 (Cell Signaling or Santa Cruz). The ICP0 gene specifies a master regulator of gene expression that is required for reactivation of latent infections in animal models and growth at low input doses of virus in cultured cells (for review, see Everett 2000; Hagglund and Roizman 2004).

Rice (Rockefeller University, New York). The GAPs were identified by their conserved catalytic TBC (Tre2/Bub2/Cdc16) domain, which promotes GTP hydrolysis. VP22 is known to interact with a second major tegument protein, VP16, but this interaction is not required to package VP22 into the virion (12, 21, 43). Remarked value is also attributed to HCV genotyping since genotypes 1, 4, 5, and 6 are more resistant to IFN treatment and need longer courses of therapy (1). In most cases, the recognition of promoters is mediated by TFIID through the binding of the TATA binding protein (TBP) subunit to TATA box elements and/or recognition of non-TATA boxcis elements by TBP-associated factors (TAFs) (4, 18,19, 29, 35, 36, 38, 43, 49, 52-54, 58). Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) encodes seven proteins that are essential for the replication of its 152-kb double-stranded DNA genome.

Extracellular viral dsRNA is recognized by the Toll-like receptor 3 (TLR3) (1, 2), whereas intracellular viral dsRNA is detected by two recently characterized RNA helicases, RIG-I (41) and/or Mda5 (4, 18). This effect was specific to wt AAV, since it did not occur with recombinant AAV vectors.