Characterization of the hepatitis C virus E2/NS1 gene product expressed in mammalian cells.


Truncated and full-length versions of the hepatitis C virus protein domain encoding a presumptive envelope glycoprotein designated E2/NS1 were stably expressed in CHO cell lines. Characterization of the processing events involved in the maturation of E2/NS1 revealed that a high-mannose form resident in the endoplasmic reticulum was the most abundant form… (More)