gp13 (EHV-gC): a complement receptor induced by equine herpesviruses.
HP Huemer, N Nowotny, BS Crabb, H Meyer, PH Hübert
Virus Res | Published : 1995
Equine herpesviruses type 1 (EHV-1) and type 4 (EHV-4) induce a complement receptor protein on the surface of infected cells capable of binding to the third component of complement (C3). The protein mediating the binding to the C3 component of complement was identified as glycoprotein 13 (gp13, EHV-gC), as expression of the cloned viral gene under the control of a CMV promoter induced C3 binding activity at the transfected cell surface. Comparable to glycoprotein C (gC) from herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1-gC), glycoprotein III from pseudorabiesvirus (gIII, PRV-gC) and bovine herpesvirus-1 (gIII, BHV-1-gC), gp13 derived from EHV-infected cell lysates bound to C3 fixed to solid phase, show..View full abstract