Zoltán S Zádori

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The complete nucleotide sequences of two parvoviruses isolated from goose and muscovy duck were determined. The two virus genomes share 81.9% nucleotide sequence identity, indicating that they are closely related. The coding regions are bracketed by inverted terminal repeats containing palindromes. This is similar to the genome organization of human(More)
Sequence analysis revealed phospholipase A2 (PLA2) motifs in capsid proteins of parvoviruses. Although PLA2 activity is not known to exist in viruses, putative PLA2s from divergent parvoviruses, human B19, porcine parvovirus, and insect GmDNV (densovirus from Galleria mellonella), can emulate catalytic properties of secreted PLA2. Mutations of critical(More)
The expression strategy of parvoviruses of the Densovirus genus has as yet not been reported. Clones were obtained from the densonucleosis virus of Galleria mellonella (GmDNV) that yielded infectious virus upon transfection into LD652 cells. Its genome was found to be the longest (6,039 nucleotides [nt]), with the largest inverted terminal repeats (ITRs)(More)
The structure of baculovirus-expressed porcine parvovirus (PPV) capsids was solved using X-ray crystallography and was found to be similar to the related canine parvovirus (CPV) and minute virus of mice (MVM). The PPV capsid protein has 57 % and 49 % amino acid sequence identity with CPV and MVM, respectively, but the degree of conservation of(More)
The capsid of parvoviruses proteins were recently shown to contain secreted phospholipase A(2) (sPLA(2))-like activity that is required during host cell entry. Parvoviral PLA(2) domains have little sequence identity with sPLA(2)s and lack disulfide bonds. In the present study, after bacterial expression and purification, the biochemical characterizations of(More)
Human parvovirus B19 has a nonenveloped, icosahedral capsid packaging a linear single-stranded DNA genome of 5.6 kb with long inverted terminal repeats (ITR) at both the 5' and 3' end. Previous attempts to construct a full-length B19 clone were unsuccessful due to deletions in the ITR sequences. We cloned the complete parvovirus B19 genome with intact ITRs(More)
Increasing number of evidence suggest that gastric mucosal protection can be induced also centrally. Several neuropeptides, such as TRH, amylin, adrenomedullin, enkephalin, beta-endorphin, nociceptin, nocistatin, ghrelin or orexin given centrally induce gastroprotection and the dorsal vagal complex and vagal nerve may play prominent role in this centrally(More)
The inverted terminal repeat (ITR) of the genome of four bovine adenovirus (BAdV) types have been sequenced, analysed and compared to the ITRs of other adenoviruses. The length of ITRs of the examined BAdVs ranged between 59 and 368 base pairs, thus the presently known longest adenovirus ITR sequence is from BAdV-10. The conserved motifs and characteristic(More)
The nucleic acid of goose parvovirus showed sensitivity to DNase and Mung Bean nuclease treatment and resistance to digestion with RNase. Viral DNA readily served as a template for self-primed conversion in vitro into a double-stranded form of about 5000 base pairs. There was evidence for encapsidation of strands of opposite polarities in equal amounts. The(More)
The full-length genome of the highly lethal feline infectious peritonitis virus (FIPV) strain DF-2 was sequenced and cloned into a bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) to study the role of ORF3abc in the FIPV-feline enteric coronavirus (FECV) transition. The reverse genetic system allowed the replacement of the truncated ORF3abc of the original FIPV DF-2(More)