Journal article

Rotavirus replication in intestinal cells differentially regulates integrin expression by a phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase-dependent pathway, resulting in increased cell adhesion and virus yield

Peter Halasz, Gavan Holloway, Stephen J Turner, Barbara S Coulson

JOURNAL OF VIROLOGY | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2008

Abstract

Changes in the interactions between intestinal cells and their surrounding environment during virus infection have not been well documented. The growth and survival of intestinal epithelial cells, the main targets of rotavirus infection, are largely dependent on the interaction of cell surface integrins with the extracellular matrix. In this study, we detected alterations in cellular integrin expression following rotavirus infection, identified the signaling components required, and analyzed the subsequent effects on cell binding to the matrix component collagen. After rotavirus infection of intestinal cells, expression of alpha2beta1 and beta2 integrins was up-regulated, whereas that of alp..

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