Vaccinia virus proteome: identification of proteins in vaccinia virus intracellular mature virion particles.

Vaccinia virus is a large enveloped poxvirus with more than 200 genes in its genome. Although many poxvirus genomes have been sequenced, knowledge of the host and viral protein components of the virions remains incomplete. In this study, we used gel-free liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectroscopy to identify the viral and host proteins in purified vaccinia intracellular mature virions (IMV). Analysis of the proteins in the IMV showed that it contains 75 viral proteins, including structural proteins, enzymes, transcription factors, and predicted viral proteins not known to be expressed or present in the IMV. We also determined the relative abundances of the individual protein components in the IMV. Finally, 23 IMV-associated host proteins were also identified. This study provides the first comprehensive structural analysis of the infectious vaccinia virus IMV.
AuthorsChe-Sheng Chung, Chein-Hung Chen, Ming-Yi Ho, Cheng-Yen Huang, Chung-Lin Liao, Wen Chang
JournalJournal of virology (J Virol) Vol. 80 Issue 5 Pg. 2127-40 (Mar 2006) ISSN: 0022-538X [Print] United States
PMID16474121 (Publication Type: Journal Article, Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't)
Chemical References
  • Proteins
  • Proteome
  • Viral Proteins
  • Amino Acid Sequence
  • Chromatography, Liquid
  • HeLa Cells
  • Humans
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Proteins (analysis)
  • Proteome (analysis)
  • Vaccinia virus (chemistry)
  • Viral Proteins (analysis)
  • Virion (chemistry)

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