Felicia M. Wagner

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Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) forms two gH/gL glycoprotein complexes, gH/gL/gO and gH/gL/pUL(128,130,131A), which determine the tropism, the entry pathways and the mode of spread of the virus. For murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV), which serves as a model for HCMV, a gH/gL/gO complex functionally homologous to the HCMV gH/gL/gO complex has been described.(More)
Dominant-negative (DN) mutants are powerful tools for studying essential protein-protein interactions. A systematic genetic screen of the essential murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV) protein pM53 identified the accumulation of inhibitory mutations within conserved region 2 (CR2) and CR4. The strong inhibitory potential of these CR4 mutants is characterized by a(More)
Certain viral protein-protein interactions provide attractive targets for antiviral drug development. Recently, we described a β-lactamase based protein fragment complementation assay (PCA) to study the core interaction of the nuclear egress complex (NEC) of different herpesviruses in cells. Now, to have a cell free assay for inhibitor screens, we expressed(More)
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