Beatriz Perales

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The influenza A virus nucleoprotein (NP) is a multifunctional polypeptide which plays a pivotal role in virus replication. To get information on the domains and specific residues involved in the different NP activities, we describe here the preparation and characterization of 20 influenza A virus mutant NPs. The mutations, mostly single-amino-acid(More)
The transcription and replication of influenza virus RNA (vRNA) were reconstituted in vivo. The experimental approach involved the transfection of plasmids encoding the viral subunits of the polymerase and the nucleoprotein into cells infected with a vaccinia virus recombinant virus expressing the T7 RNA polymerase. As templates, one of two model RNAs was(More)
A collection of influenza virus PB2 mutant genes was prepared, including N-terminal deletions, C-terminal deletions, and single-amino-acid insertions. These mutant genes, driven by a T7 promoter, were expressed by transfection into COS-1 cells infected with a vaccinia virus encoding T7 RNA polymerase. Mutant proteins accumulated to levels similar to that of(More)
The PA subunit of the influenza virus polymerase complex is a phosphorylated protein that induces a proteolytic process that decreases its own accumulation levels and those of coexpressed proteins. The amino-terminal third of the protein is responsible for the induction of proteolysis. We mutated five potential casein kinase II phosphorylation sites located(More)
PB2 mutants of influenza virus were prepared by altering conserved positions in the N-terminal region of the protein that aligned with the amino acids of the eIF4E protein, involved in cap recognition. These mutant genes were used to reconstitute in vivo viral ribonucleoproteins (RNPs) whose biological activity was determined by (i) assay of viral RNA,(More)
Major histocompatibility complex (MHC) and immune-relevant gene markers were used to evaluate differences in reproductive success (RS) among naturally spawning coho salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch mate pairs involving an alternative male reproductive phenotype, known as jacks. These mate pairs included both hatchery-reared and wild origin fish such that three(More)
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