Strawberry Mottle Virus (Family Secoviridae, Order Picornavirales) Encodes a Novel Glutamic Protease To Process the RNA2 Polyprotein at Two Cleavage Sites

  title={Strawberry Mottle Virus (Family Secoviridae, Order Picornavirales) Encodes a Novel Glutamic Protease To Process the RNA2 Polyprotein at Two Cleavage Sites},
  author={Krin S. Mann and Joan M. Chisholm and H{\'e}l{\`e}ne Sanfaçon},
  journal={Journal of Virology},
Many viruses encode proteases to release mature proteins and intermediate polyproteins from viral polyproteins. Polyprotein processing allows regulation of the accumulation and activity of viral proteins. Many viral proteases also cleave host factors to facilitate virus infection. Thus, viral proteases are key virulence factors. To date, viruses with a positive-strand RNA genome are only known to encode cysteine or serine proteases, most of which are related to the cellular papain, trypsin, or… Expand
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