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Virology. 1983 Nov;131(1):39-48.

Intracellular distribution of poliovirus proteins and the induction of virus-specific cytoplasmic structures.


In a susceptible cell, enteroviruses induce a vesiculated region (the "virus-induced vesicles") which is both the site of viral RNA synthesis as well as the site referred to morphologically, as the "cytopathic effect." Proteins of poliovirus (type I, Mahoney) were shown to migrate into the region of the virus-induced vesicles of infected HEp-2 cells. Five proteins (P2-5b, P3-4b, P3-6a, P3-7c, P3-9) were found to be associated with the vesicles themselves, either as intrinsic membrane protein (P3-9) or in a soluble form within the vesicles (P3-4b, P3-7c, and, partially, P3-6a) or bound to a DOC-resistant structure (P2-5b and a small amount of P3-6a). Partial inhibition of the cleavage of the viral polyprotein with ZnCl2 was used to alter the viral protein pattern within the cells. The data obtained indicate that P2-5b is the protein responsible for the formation of the virus-induced vesicles.

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