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Rhinovirus 2A is the predominant protease responsible for instigating the early block to gene expression encountered in infected cells

Rhinovirus 2A is the predominant protease responsible for instigating the early block to gene expression encountered in infected cells
Rhinovirus 2A is the predominant protease responsible for instigating the early block to gene expression encountered in infected cells
Human rhinoviruses express 2 cysteine proteases, 2A and 3C, that are responsible for viral polyprotein processing. Both proteases also suppress host gene expression by inhibiting mRNA transcription, nuclear export and cap-dependent translation. However, the relative contribution that each makes in achieving this goal remains unclear. In this study we have compared both the combined and individual ability of the 2 proteases to shut down in cellulo gene expression using a novel dynamic reporter system. Our findings show that 2A inhibits host gene expression much more rapidly than 3C. By comparing the activities of a representative set of proteases from the three different Human Rhinovirus (HRV) species, we also find variation in the speed at which host gene expression is suppressed. Our work highlights the key role that 2A plays in early suppression of the infected host cell response and shows that this can be influenced by natural variation in the activity of this enzyme.
Biorxiv
Smart, David
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Filippi, Irene
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Smalley, Benjamin
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Davies, Donna
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Smart, David
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Smart, David, Filippi, Irene, Smalley, Benjamin, Davies, Donna and McCormick, Christopher (2019) Rhinovirus 2A is the predominant protease responsible for instigating the early block to gene expression encountered in infected cells Biorxiv (doi:10.1101/591032).

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Abstract

Human rhinoviruses express 2 cysteine proteases, 2A and 3C, that are responsible for viral polyprotein processing. Both proteases also suppress host gene expression by inhibiting mRNA transcription, nuclear export and cap-dependent translation. However, the relative contribution that each makes in achieving this goal remains unclear. In this study we have compared both the combined and individual ability of the 2 proteases to shut down in cellulo gene expression using a novel dynamic reporter system. Our findings show that 2A inhibits host gene expression much more rapidly than 3C. By comparing the activities of a representative set of proteases from the three different Human Rhinovirus (HRV) species, we also find variation in the speed at which host gene expression is suppressed. Our work highlights the key role that 2A plays in early suppression of the infected host cell response and shows that this can be influenced by natural variation in the activity of this enzyme.

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Published date: 28 March 2019

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Local EPrints ID: 429932
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/429932
PURE UUID: 55b4472c-2bd4-4732-aac2-aa4703ee9213
ORCID for Donna Davies: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-5117-2991
ORCID for Christopher McCormick: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6155-9161

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Date deposited: 09 Apr 2019 16:30
Last modified: 13 Jun 2019 00:35

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