Genome amplification and long-distance movement functions associated with the central domain of tobacco etch potyvirus helper component-proteinase.


The tobacco etch potyvirus (TEV) helper component-proteinase (HC-Pro, 460 amino acid residues) is a multifunctional protein involved in aphid-mediated transmission, genome amplification, polyprotein processing, and long-distance movement. To investigate the interrelationships between three of these functions, 25 alanine-scanning mutations affecting clusters… (More)