Journal article

Equine herpesvirus-4 glycoprotein G is secreted as a disulphide-linked homodimer and is present as two homodimeric species in the virion

HE Drummer, MJ Studdert, BS Crabb

JOURNAL OF GENERAL VIROLOGY | MICROBIOLOGY SOC | Published : 1998

Abstract

Glycoprotein G (gG) homologues have been found in most alphaherpesviruses although little is known about their structure or function. In this study, three species of equine herpesvirus-4 (EHV-4) gG were identified: a full-length 68 kDa virion-associated species (gGVL), a 12 kDa virion-associated species (gGVS) and a 60 kDa secreted species (gGS), detected in the medium of infected cells. gGS and gGVS appear to be proteolytic cleavage products of gGVL and correspond to the N- and C-terminal regions, respectively. It was shown that gGS and gGVL are similarly glycosylated possessing mostly N-linked complex-type carbohydrate side chains. Western blots of proteins separated under nonreducing cond..

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