Tanja Strive

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By alignment to the carboxy-terminal-deduced aa sequence of human cytomegalovirus glycoprotein B (gB), conserved hexameric aa motifs with putative function for localization in the inner nuclear membrane (INM) were identified in the nucleoplasmic tails of herpes simplex virus type 1 gB and of the cellular lamin B receptor. Fusion of the respective hexamers(More)
Glycoprotein B (gB) of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), which is considered essential for the viral life cycle, is proteolytically processed during maturation. Since gB homologues of several other herpesviruses remain uncleaved, the relevance of this property of HCMV gB for viral infectivity is unclear. Here we report on the construction of a viral mutant in(More)
To analyze the assembly of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1) by triple-label fluorescence microscopy, we generated a bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) and inserted eukaryotic Cre recombinase, as well as beta-galactosidase expression cassettes. When the BAC pHSV1(17(+))blueLox was transfected back into eukaryotic cells, the Cre recombinase excised the(More)
A viable human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) mutant was generated harbouring a glycoprotein B (gB) in which the carboxyl-terminal amino acids DRLRHR (aa 885–900) were changed to AALREE. Characterization of the phenotype of the recombinant virus revealed significant reduction of infectious progeny release and only moderate reduction of viral DNA replication(More)
Incoming capsids of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) enter the cytosol by fusion of the viral envelopes with host cell membranes and use microtubules and microtubule motors for transport to the nucleus. Upon docking to the nuclear pores, capsids release their genomes into the nucleoplasm. Progeny genomes are replicated in the nucleoplasm and subsequently(More)
Viruses are important for a range of modern day applications. However, their utility is limited by their susceptibility to temperature degradation. In this study, we report a simple system to compare the ability of different dried protein films to stabilize viruses against exposure to elevated temperatures. Films from each of three different silks,(More)
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