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Lapidot, M., Department of Biological Chemistry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Loyter, A., Department of Biological Chemistry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Co-reconstitution of influenza and Sendai virus phospholipids and glycoproteins resulted in the formation of membrane vesicles containing the envelope glycoproteins from both viruses within the same membrane. Reconstituted influenza-Sendai hybrids (RISH) were able to lyse human erythrocytes and fuse with their membranes or with living cultured cells at pH 5.0 as well as at pH 7.4, thus exhibiting the fusogenic properties of both viruses. This was also inferred from experiments showing that the fusogenic activity of RISH was inhibited by anti-influenza as well as by anti-Sendai virus antibodies. Fusion of FISH and of reconstituted influenza (RIVE) or reconstituted Sendai virus envelopes (RSVE) with recipient membranes was determined by the use of fluorescently labeled envelopes and fluorescence dequenching methods. Observations with the fluorescence microscope were used to study localization of fused reconstituted envelopes within living cells. Incubation of RISH and RSVE with living cells at pH 7.4 resulted in the appearance of fluorescence rings around the cell plasma membranes and of intracellular distinct fluorescent spots indicating fusion with cell plasma membranes and with membranes of endocytic vesicles, respectively. The fluorescence microscopy observations clearly showed that RIVE failed to fuse, at pH 7.4, with cultured cell plasma membranes, but fused with membranes of endocytic vesicles. © 1989.
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Fusogenic properties of reconstituted hybrid vesicles containing Sendai and influenza envelope glycoproteins: fluorescence dequenching and fluorescence microscopy studies
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Lapidot, M., Department of Biological Chemistry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Loyter, A., Department of Biological Chemistry, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
Fusogenic properties of reconstituted hybrid vesicles containing Sendai and influenza envelope glycoproteins: fluorescence dequenching and fluorescence microscopy studies
Co-reconstitution of influenza and Sendai virus phospholipids and glycoproteins resulted in the formation of membrane vesicles containing the envelope glycoproteins from both viruses within the same membrane. Reconstituted influenza-Sendai hybrids (RISH) were able to lyse human erythrocytes and fuse with their membranes or with living cultured cells at pH 5.0 as well as at pH 7.4, thus exhibiting the fusogenic properties of both viruses. This was also inferred from experiments showing that the fusogenic activity of RISH was inhibited by anti-influenza as well as by anti-Sendai virus antibodies. Fusion of FISH and of reconstituted influenza (RIVE) or reconstituted Sendai virus envelopes (RSVE) with recipient membranes was determined by the use of fluorescently labeled envelopes and fluorescence dequenching methods. Observations with the fluorescence microscope were used to study localization of fused reconstituted envelopes within living cells. Incubation of RISH and RSVE with living cells at pH 7.4 resulted in the appearance of fluorescence rings around the cell plasma membranes and of intracellular distinct fluorescent spots indicating fusion with cell plasma membranes and with membranes of endocytic vesicles, respectively. The fluorescence microscopy observations clearly showed that RIVE failed to fuse, at pH 7.4, with cultured cell plasma membranes, but fused with membranes of endocytic vesicles. © 1989.
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