Subrata Barman

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Influenza virus neuraminidase (NA), a type II transmembrane glycoprotein, possesses receptor-destroying activity and thereby facilitates virus release from the cell surface. Among the influenza A viruses, both the cytoplasmic tail (CT) and transmembrane domain (TMD) amino acid sequences of NA are highly conserved, yet their function(s) in virus biology(More)
Influenza viruses are enveloped, negative stranded, segmented RNA viruses belonging to Orthomyxoviridae family. Each virion consists of three major sub-viral components, namely (i) a viral envelope decorated with three transmembrane proteins hemagglutinin (HA), neuraminidase (NA) and M2, (ii) an intermediate layer of matrix protein (M1), and (iii) an(More)
Influenza virus neuraminidase (NA), a type II transmembrane protein, is directly transported to the apical plasma membrane in polarized MDCK cells. Previously, it was shown that the transmembrane domain (TMD) of NA provides a determinant(s) for apical sorting and raft association (A. Kundu, R. T. Avalos, C. M. Sanderson, and D. P. Nayak, J. Virol.(More)
Earlier studies have shown that the C-terminal half of helix 6 (H6) of the influenza A virus matrix protein (M1) containing the YRKL sequence is involved in virus budding (E. K.-W. Hui, S. Barman, T. Y. Yang, and D. P. Nayak, J. Virol. 77:7078-7092, 2003). In this report, we show that the YRKL sequence is the L domain motif of influenza virus. Like other L(More)
Morphogenesis of influenza virus is a complex multistep process involving transport of all viral components as either individual or subviral components to the specified assembly site and interaction among the viral components in an ordered fashion to initiate the budding process. Envelope glycoprotein(s) is believed to be the major determinant in selecting(More)
Influenza virus assembly and morphogenesis require transport of viral components to the assembly site at the apical plasma membrane of polarized epithelial cells and interaction among the viral components. In this report we have discussed the apical determinants present in the transmembrane domain (TMD) of influenza virus hemagglutinin (HA) and(More)
Lipid rafts play critical roles in many aspects of the influenza A virus life cycle. Cholesterol is a critical structural component of lipid rafts, and depletion of cholesterol leads to disorganization of lipid raft microdomains. In this study, we have investigated the effect of cholesterol depletion by methyl-beta-cyclodextrin (MbetaCD) treatment on(More)
Influenza type A virus matrix (M1) protein possesses multiple functional motifs in the helix 6 (H6) domain (amino acids 91 to 105), including nuclear localization signal (NLS) (101-RKLKR-105) involved in translocating M1 from the cytoplasm into the nucleus. To determine the role of the NLS motif in the influenza virus life cycle, we mutated these and the(More)
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