Maria Ines Gutierrez

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The transactivator protein of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) (Tat) is a powerful activator of nuclear factor-kappaB (NF-kappaB), acting through degradation of the inhibitor IkappaB-alpha (F. Demarchi, F. d'Adda di Fagagna, A. Falaschi, and M. Giacca, J. Virol. 70:4427-4437, 1996). Here, we show that this activity of Tat requires the function of(More)
BACKGROUND An essential event during the replication cycle of HIV-1 is the integration of the reverse transcribed viral DNA into the host cellular genome. Our former report revealed that HIV-1 integrase (IN), the enzyme that catalyzes the integration reaction, is positively regulated by acetylation mediated by the histone acetyltransferase (HAT) p300. (More)
The human transcription factor USF, purified from HeLa cells, and its recombinant 43-kDa component bind to the long terminal repeat (LTR) of human immunodeficiency virus type 1. The proteins footprint over nucleotides from position -173 to -157 upstream of the transcription start site, generating strong DNAse I hypersensitivity sites at the 3' sides on both(More)
Various members of tripartite motif (TRIM) protein family display antiviral properties, targeting retroviruses in particular. The potential activity of TRIM19, better known as promyelocytic leukemia protein (PML) against several viruses has been well documented, yet it's role in HIV-1 infection remains elusive. One of the most important cellular partners of(More)
Post-translational modifications, such as acetylation, dynamically modulate the chemical and structural properties of proteins generating new protein-protein interfaces. HIV-1 integrase is acetylated by p300 at three specific lysines located in the carboxy terminal domain. In the attempt to understand how acetylation modifies the integration event, we have(More)
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