Nuclear import of Maize chlorotic mottle virus capsid protein is mediated by importin-α

@article{Zhan2016NuclearIO,
  title={Nuclear import of Maize chlorotic mottle virus capsid protein is mediated by importin-α},
  author={Binhui Zhan and Fei Lang and Tao Zhou and Zaifeng Fan},
  journal={European Journal of Plant Pathology},
  year={2016},
  volume={146},
  pages={881-892}
}
Maize chlorotic mottle virus (MCMV), one of the important pathogens causing corn lethal necrosis disease, possesses a positive-sense single-stranded RNA genome. Subcellular localization of MCMV coat protein (CP) was investigated by tagging with fluorescent proteins to explore its role in virus infection. Our results showed that the CP fusion proteins can be imported into the nucleus, and the N-terminal region rich in basic amino acids is essential for its nuclear localization. Bimolecular… CONTINUE READING