Yoshiaki Shibagaki

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Integration of retroviral DNA can occur into many sites on target DNA with a wide variation in preference. One factor known to affect target site selection is integrase, the viral protein required for the integration reaction. In this study, assays that measure the distribution and frequency of retroviral DNA integration showed that purified integrases of(More)
The wild-type and mutant derivatives of the integrase protein of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) were cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli. The purified proteins were examined using various model DNA substrates for their catalytic activities: 3'-end processing, 3'-end joining, and disintegration. The reactions required the presence of either Mn2+ or(More)
The human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) vpr gene is an evolutionarily conserved gene among the primate lentiviruses HIV-1, HIV-2, and simian immunodeficiency viruses. One of the unique functions attributed to the vpr gene product is the arrest of cells in the G2 phase of the cell cycle. Here we demonstrate that Vpr interacts physically with HHR23A,(More)
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