A novel potassium channel encoded by Ectocarpus siliculosus virus.

  title={A novel potassium channel encoded by Ectocarpus siliculosus virus.},
  author={Jun Chen and Steven C Cassar and Di Zhang and Murali M Gopalakrishnan},
  journal={Biochemical and biophysical research communications},
  volume={326 4},
Kcv, the first identified viral potassium channel encoded by the green algae Paramecium bursaria chlorella virus (PBCV-1), conducted K(+) selective currents when expressed in heterologous systems. This K(+) channel was proposed to be important for PBCV-1 infection and replication. In the present study, we identified and functionally characterized a novel K(+) channel Kesv, encoded by Ectocarpus siliculosus virus that infects filamentous marine brown algae. Kesv encodes a protein of 124 amino… CONTINUE READING

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