Large dsDNA chloroviruses encode diverse membrane transport proteins

Gerhard Thiel, Timo Greiner, David D. Dunigan, Anna Moroni, James L. Van Etten

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Abstract

Many large DNA viruses that infect certain isolates of chlorella-like green algae (chloroviruses) are unusual because they often encode a diverse set of membrane transport proteins, including functional K+ channels and aquaglyceroporins as well as K+ transporters and calcium transporting ATPases. Some chloroviruses also encode putative ligand-gated-like channel proteins. No one protein is present in all of the chloroviruses that have been sequenced, but the K+ channel is the most common as only two chloroviruses have been isolated that lack this complete protein. This review describes the properties of these membrane-transporting proteins and suggests possible physiological functions and evolutionary histories for some of them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-45
Number of pages8
JournalVirology
Volume479-480
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2015

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Membrane Transport Proteins
Aquaglyceroporins
Ligand-Gated Ion Channels
Chlorella
Chlorophyta
Proteins
DNA Viruses
Calcium-Transporting ATPases
Membrane Proteins

Keywords

  • Algal viruses
  • Chloroviruses
  • Giant viruses
  • Ion channels
  • Ion transporters

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  • Virology

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Large dsDNA chloroviruses encode diverse membrane transport proteins. / Thiel, Gerhard; Greiner, Timo; Dunigan, David D.; Moroni, Anna; Van Etten, James L.

In: Virology, Vol. 479-480, 01.05.2015, p. 38-45.

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Thiel, Gerhard ; Greiner, Timo ; Dunigan, David D. ; Moroni, Anna ; Van Etten, James L. / Large dsDNA chloroviruses encode diverse membrane transport proteins. In: Virology. 2015 ; Vol. 479-480. pp. 38-45.
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