Comparative membrane microviscosity of fish and mammalian rhabdoviruses studied by fluorescence depolarization.

Abstract

The microviscosity of the hydrophobic region of the membrane of infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus was determined using fluorescence depolarization analysis of the probe 1,6-diphenyl-1,3,5-hexatriene and was found to be much lower at 37 C than that of another rhabdovirus, vesicular stomatitis virus. However, the microviscosity of this fish virus at 18 C, the temperature at which it was grown, corresponded to the microviscosity of vesicular stomatitis virus at 37 C. Data obtained with the fish virus host cell (chinook salmon embryo cells) grown at 18 C suggest that its membranes have a lower microviscosity than either L-929 or BHK-21 cells (the vesicular stomatitis virus host cells) grown at 37 C.

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@article{Moore1976ComparativeMM, title={Comparative membrane microviscosity of fish and mammalian rhabdoviruses studied by fluorescence depolarization.}, author={Norman F Moore and Yechezkel Chezy Barenholz and Philip E. McAllister and Raymond R. Wagner}, journal={Journal of virology}, year={1976}, volume={19 1}, pages={275-8} }