The cell-rounding activity of the vesicular stomatitis virus matrix protein is due to the induction of cell death.

@article{Kopecky2003TheCA,
  title={The cell-rounding activity of the vesicular stomatitis virus matrix protein is due to the induction of cell death.},
  author={Sarah A Kopecky and Douglas S Lyles},
  journal={Journal of virology},
  year={2003},
  volume={77 9},
  pages={5524-8}
}
The matrix (M) protein of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) expressed in the absence of other viral components causes many of the cytopathic effects of VSV, including an inhibition of host gene expression and the induction of cell rounding. It was recently shown that M protein also induces apoptosis in the absence of other viral components. This raises the… CONTINUE READING