Identification of a functionally important amino acid residue near to the amino-terminus of the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 Vif protein
UNSPECIFIED. (1999) Identification of a functionally important amino acid residue near to the amino-terminus of the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 Vif protein. VIRUS GENES, 19 (1). pp. 15-22. ISSN 0920-8569Full text not available from this repository.
Previous studies have reported the importance of residues in the central and carboxy-terminal regions of HIV-1 Vif as being important for a Vif(+) phenotype. Mutants in a residue (Trp21) near to the amino-terminus of Vif, which is conserved between HIV-1, HIV-2, and SIVmac, were generated in the permissive C8166 cell line, and their Vif phenotype determined by monitoring their growth on the nonpermissive H9 cell line. Of seven variants at position 21 of Vif only phenylalanine substituted successfully for Trp21. The expression of the mutant Vif proteins was shown to be similar to wildtype levels, in C8166 cells, in all cases except one. These data identify Trp21 as an amino-terminal residue which is important to Vif function, in allowing growth of virus in nonpermissive H9 cells, and suggest that there is limited scope for variation at this position of HIV-1 Vif.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR355 Virology
|Journal or Publication Title:||VIRUS GENES|
|Publisher:||KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL|
|Official Date:||July 1999|
|Number of Pages:||8|
|Page Range:||pp. 15-22|
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