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Kunik, T., Department of Genetics, Agricultural Research Organization, PO Box 6, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel
Palanichelvam, K., Department of Genetics, Agricultural Research Organization, PO Box 6, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel
Czosnek, H., Department of Field, Otto Warburg Ctr. Biotech. in Agric., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, PO Box 12, Rehovot 76100, Israel
Citovsky, V., Department of Biochemistry, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5215, United States
Gafni, Y., Department of Genetics, Agricultural Research Organization, PO Box 6, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel
The tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) found in Israel is a whitefly-transmitted monopartite geminivirus. Although geminiviruses have been found in the nuclei of phloem-associated cells, the mechanism of viral invasion is poorly understood. The possible role of the TYLCV capsid protein (CP), the only known component of the viral coat, in virus transport into the host cell nucleus was investigated by monitoring its specific nuclear accumulation in plant and insect cells. CP was fused to the β-glucuronidase (GUS) reporter enzyme to assay nuclear import in petunia protoplasts, and micro-injection of purified fluorescently labeled CP was used to examine its nuclear uptake in Drosophila embryos. Both assays demonstrated that TYLCV CP is transported into plant-and insect-cell nuclei by an active process of nuclear import via a nuclear localization signal (NLS)-specific pathway. Using the GUS assay and deletion analysis, the TYLCV CP NLS sequence was identified in the amino-terminus of the protein.
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Nuclear import of the capsid protein of tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) in plant and insect cells
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Kunik, T., Department of Genetics, Agricultural Research Organization, PO Box 6, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel
Palanichelvam, K., Department of Genetics, Agricultural Research Organization, PO Box 6, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel
Czosnek, H., Department of Field, Otto Warburg Ctr. Biotech. in Agric., Hebrew University of Jerusalem, PO Box 12, Rehovot 76100, Israel
Citovsky, V., Department of Biochemistry, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5215, United States
Gafni, Y., Department of Genetics, Agricultural Research Organization, PO Box 6, Bet Dagan 50250, Israel
Nuclear import of the capsid protein of tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) in plant and insect cells
The tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV) found in Israel is a whitefly-transmitted monopartite geminivirus. Although geminiviruses have been found in the nuclei of phloem-associated cells, the mechanism of viral invasion is poorly understood. The possible role of the TYLCV capsid protein (CP), the only known component of the viral coat, in virus transport into the host cell nucleus was investigated by monitoring its specific nuclear accumulation in plant and insect cells. CP was fused to the β-glucuronidase (GUS) reporter enzyme to assay nuclear import in petunia protoplasts, and micro-injection of purified fluorescently labeled CP was used to examine its nuclear uptake in Drosophila embryos. Both assays demonstrated that TYLCV CP is transported into plant-and insect-cell nuclei by an active process of nuclear import via a nuclear localization signal (NLS)-specific pathway. Using the GUS assay and deletion analysis, the TYLCV CP NLS sequence was identified in the amino-terminus of the protein.
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