Actin in Herpesvirus Infection

  title={Actin in Herpesvirus Infection},
  author={Kari L. Roberts and Joel D. Baines},
Actin is important for a variety of cellular processes, including uptake of extracellular material and intracellular transport. Several emerging lines of evidence indicate that herpesviruses exploit actin and actin-associated myosin motors for viral entry, intranuclear transport of capsids, and virion egress. The goal of this review is to explore these processes and to highlight potential future directions for this area of research.