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An intermediate region in C-terminal of phosphoprotein is required for binding to nucleocapsid of newcastle disease virus

Ahmad Raus, Raha and Siang, Tan Wen and Yusoff, Khatijah (2011) An intermediate region in C-terminal of phosphoprotein is required for binding to nucleocapsid of newcastle disease virus. In: 2nd International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering (ICBioE 2011), 17-19 May 2011, The Legend Hotel, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

The phosphoprotein (P) of paramyxoviruses plays a central role in the viral genome replication and transcription. The P either binds to the unassembled nucleocapsid (NP0) to assist viral genomic replication or binds to assembled NP (NP-RNA or NPNC) to transcribe genome to produce the sub-genomic mRNAs. In this study, the region of P that binds to NPNC was mapped. To determine the binding region, 18 N- and C-terminally truncated P mutants were synthesized by in vitro translation in rabbit reticulocytes and mixed with purified NP (NPNC). The mutants which do not bind to NP are considered as mutants which contain deleted regions that may be involved in binding to NP. To identify which mutants that do not bind to NP, radioimmunoprecipitation and protein binding assays were used. Based on radioimmunoprecipitation analysis, it showed that the region of P that binds to NP is located within the internal region of C-terminal half of P, from amino acids 243 to279. In agreement with the radioimmunoprecipitation analysis, protein binding assay showed that the interactive domain was mapped to the internal region of the C-terminal half of P. However, a slightly bigger region of interactive domain (amino acids 224-279) was determined by the latter assay. As protein binding assay is considered more sensitive assay compared to radioimmunoprecipitation assay, thus the interactive region of P to NPNC was located within C-terminal half of P between amino acids 224 to 279.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 3911/16924
Uncontrolled Keywords: phosphoprotein; nucleocapsid; binding domain; radioimmunoprecipitation; protein binding assay
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Raha Ahmad Raus
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2012 15:22
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2012 15:22
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/16924

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