Journal article

Mouse Norovirus infection promotes autophagy induction to facilitate replication but prevents final autophagosome maturation

Tanya B O'Donnell, Jennifer L Hyde, Justine D Mintern, Jason M Mackenzie

VIROLOGY | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2016

Abstract

Autophagy is a cellular process used to eliminate intracellular pathogens. Many viruses however are able to manipulate this cellular process for their own advantage. Here we demonstrate that Mouse Norovirus (MNV) infection induces autophagy but does not appear to utilise the autophagosomal membrane for establishment and formation of the viral replication complex. We have observed that MNV infection results in lipidation and recruitment of LC3 to the autophagosome membrane but prevents subsequent fusion of the autophagosomes with lysosomes, as SQSTM1 (an autophagy receptor) accumulates and Lysosome-Associated Membrane Protein1 is sequestered to the MNV replication complex (RC) rather than to ..

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