Identification of domains on the fusion (F) protein trimer that influence the hemagglutinin-neuraminidase specificity of the f protein in mediating cell-cell fusion.

For most paramyxoviruses, virus type-specific interaction between fusion (F) protein and attachment protein (hemagglutinin-neuraminidase [HN], hemagglutinin [H], or glycoprotein [G]) is a prerequisite for mediating virus-cell fusion and cell-cell fusion. Our previous cell-cell fusion assay using the chimeric F proteins of human parainfluenza virus 2 (HPIV2… CONTINUE READING