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<sup>+</sup> channels and aquaglyceroporins as well as K<sup>+</sup> 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<sup>+</sup> 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.
|Titolo:||Large dsDNA chloroviruses encode diverse membrane transport proteins|
MORONI, ANNA (Penultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Algal viruses; Chloroviruses; Giant viruses; Ion channels; Ion transporters; Chlorophyta; Membrane Transport Proteins; Phycodnaviridae; Viral Proteins; Virology; Medicine (all)|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/04 - Fisiologia Vegetale|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.virol.2015.02.025|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|