Protein-protein interactions leading to recruitment of the host DNA sliding clamp by the hyperthermophilic Sulfolobus islandicus rod- shaped virus 2
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Viruses infecting hyperthermophilic archaea typically do not encode DNA polymerases, raising questions regarding their genome replication. Here, using a yeast two-hybrid approach, we have assessed interactions between proteins of Sulfolobus islandicus rod-shaped virus 2 (SIRV2) and the host-encoded proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA), a key DNA replication protein in archaea. Five SIRV2 proteins were found to interact with PCNA, providing insights into the recruitment of host replisome for viral DNA replication.
Gardner , A F , Bell , S D , White , M F , Prangishvili , D & Krupovic , M 2014 , ' Protein-protein interactions leading to recruitment of the host DNA sliding clamp by the hyperthermophilic Sulfolobus islandicus rod- shaped virus 2 ' Journal of Virology , vol 88 , no. 12 , pp. 7105-7108 . DOI: 10.1128/JVI.00636-14
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