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Effects of hemagglutinin-neuraminidase protein mutations on cell-cell fusion mediated by human parainfluenza type 2 virus.
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PMID:  18562539     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The monoclonal antibody M1-1A, specific for the hemagglutinin-neuraminidase (HN) protein of human parainfluenza type 2 virus (HPIV2), blocks virus-induced cell-cell fusion without affecting the hemagglutinating and neuraminidase activities. F13 is a neutralization escape variant selected with M1-1A and contains amino acid mutations N83Y and M186I in the HN protein, with no mutation in the fusion protein. Intriguingly, F13 exhibits reduced ability to induce cell-cell fusion despite its multistep replication. To investigate the potential role of HPIV2 HN protein in the regulation of cell-cell fusion, we introduced these mutations individually or in combination to the HN protein in the context of recombinant HPIV2. Following infection at a low multiplicity, Vero cells infected with the mutant virus H-83/186, which carried both the N83Y and M186I mutations, remained as nonfused single cells at least for 24 h, whereas most of the cells infected with wild-type virus mediated prominent cell-cell fusion within 24 h. On the other hand, the cells infected with the mutant virus, carrying either the H-83 or H-186 mutation, mediated cell-cell fusion but less efficiently than those infected with wild-type virus. Irrespective of the ability to cause cell-cell fusion, however, every virus could infect all the cells in the culture within 48 h after the initial infection. These results indicated that both the N83Y and M186I mutations in the HN protein are involved in the regulation of cell-cell fusion. Notably, the limited cell-cell fusion by H-83/186 virus was greatly promoted by lysophosphatidic acid, a stimulator of the Ras and Rho family GTPases.
Masato Tsurudome; Machiko Nishio; Morihiro Ito; Shunsuke Tanahashi; Mitsuo Kawano; Hiroshi Komada; Yasuhiko Ito
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-06-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of virology     Volume:  82     ISSN:  1098-5514     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Virol.     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-15     Completed Date:  2008-09-29     Revised Date:  2013-06-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0113724     Medline TA:  J Virol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  8283-95     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Microbiology, Mie University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-174 Edobashi, Tsu, Mie 514-8507 Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Cell Fusion*
Cercopithecus aethiops
HN Protein / genetics*,  metabolism,  physiology
Mutagenesis, Site-Directed
Parainfluenza Virus 2, Human / physiology*
Recombinant Proteins / metabolism
Vero Cells
Reg. No./Substance:
0/HN Protein; 0/Recombinant Proteins

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