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The influenza A viruses are the causative agents of respiratory disease that occurs as yearly epidemics and occasional pandemics. These viruses are endemic in wild avian species and can sometimes break the species barrier to infect and generate new virus lineages in humans. The influenza A virus genome consists of eight single-stranded, negative-polarity(More)
The influenza A viruses genome comprises eight single-stranded RNA segments of negative polarity. Each one is included in a ribonucleoprotein particle (vRNP) containing the polymerase complex and a number of nucleoprotein (NP) monomers. Viral RNA replication proceeds by formation of a complementary RNP of positive polarity (cRNP) that serves as intermediate(More)
The influenza virus polymerase is formed by the PB1, PB2 and PA subunits and is required for virus transcription and replication in the nucleus of infected cells. As PB2 is a relevant host-range determinant we expressed a TAP-tagged PB2 in human cells and isolated intracellular complexes. Alpha-importin was identified as a PB2-associated factor by proteomic(More)
The influenza A virus RNA polymerase is a heterotrimeric complex responsible for viral genome transcription and replication in the nucleus of infected cells. We recently carried out a proteomic analysis of purified polymerase expressed in human cells and identified a number of polymerase-associated cellular proteins. Here we characterise the role of one(More)
The influenza virus polymerase is formed by the PB1, PB2 and PA subunits and is required for virus transcription and replication in the nucleus of infected cells. Here we present the characterisation of the complexes formed intracellularly by the influenza polymerase in human cells. The virus polymerase was expressed by cotransfection of the polymerase(More)
The genome of influenza A virus is organized into eight ribonucleoprotein complexes (RNPs), each containing one RNA polymerase complex. This RNA polymerase has also been found non-associated to RNPs and is possibly involved in distinct functions in the infection cycle. We have expressed the virus RNA polymerase complex by co-tranfection of the PB1, PB2 and(More)
The influenza virus polymerase is a heterotrimer formed by the PB1, PB2 and PA subunits and is responsible for virus transcription and replication. We have expressed the virus polymerase complex by co-transfection of the subunit cDNAs, one of which was tandem affinity purification (TAP)-tagged, into human cells. The intracellular polymerase complexes were(More)
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