Molecular and biochemical analyses of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 vpu protein.

We have performed a detailed analysis of the biochemical properties of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) type 1 vpu gene product to elucidate its function during virus replication. Our data suggest that vpu is posttranslationally modified by phosphorylation, since a 16-kilodalton phosphoprotein can be specifically immunoprecipitated with both a serum… CONTINUE READING