Amino acid residues 88 and 89 in the central hydrophilic region of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 Vif are critical for viral infectivity by enhancing the steady-state expression of Vif.

@article{Fujita2003AminoAR,
  title={Amino acid residues 88 and 89 in the central hydrophilic region of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 Vif are critical for viral infectivity by enhancing the steady-state expression of Vif.},
  author={Mikako Fujita and Akiko Sakurai and Akiko Yoshida and Maki Miyaura and A. Hajime Koyama and Koji Sakai and Akio Adachi},
  journal={Journal of virology},
  year={2003},
  volume={77 2},
  pages={1626-32}
}
A hydrophilic region consisting of strikingly clustered charged amino acids is present at the center of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) Vif. In this study, the role for this central hydrophilic region (E(88)WRKKR(93)) in the virus replication in nonpermissive H9 cells was investigated by extensive deletion and substitution analysis. A total of 31 mutants were constructed. Deletion of the E(88) or W(89) residue alone abolished viral infectivity in H9 cells and impaired virus… CONTINUE READING

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