Absence of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) glycoprotein V does not alter growth of VZV in vitro or sensitivity to heparin.


Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) encodes at least five glycoproteins, gpI to gpV. VZV gpV, M(r) 100K to 110K, is the product of VZV open reading frame (ORF) 14. VZV gpV is homologous to herpes simplex virus gC and pseudorabies virus gIII. To determine whether gpV is required for viral replication, we inserted a stop codon after the fifteenth codon of the ORF14… (More)

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