Journal article

Simian immunodeficiency virus and human immunodeficiency virus type 1 Nef proteins show distinct patterns and mechanisms of Src kinase activation

AL Greenway, H Dutartre, K Allen, DA McPhee, D Olive, Y Collette

JOURNAL OF VIROLOGY | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 1999

Abstract

The nef gene from human and simian immunodeficiency viruses (HIV and SIV) regulates cell function and viral replication, possibly through binding of the nef product to cellular proteins, including Src family tyrosine kinases. We show here that the Nef protein encoded by SIVmac239 interacts with and also activates the human Src kinases Lck and Hck. This is in direct contrast to the inhibitory effect of HIV type 1 (HIV-1) Nef on Lck catalytic activity. Unexpectedly, however, the interaction of SIV Nef with human Lck or Hck is not mediated via its consensus proline motif, which is known to mediate HIV-1 Nef binding to Src homology 3 (SH3) domains, and various experimental analyses failed to sho..

View full abstract