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Cellular proteins associated with the interior and exterior of vesicular stomatitis virus virions.

Moerdyk-Schauwecker M, Hwang SI, Grdzelishvili VZ - PLoS ONE (2014)

Bottom Line: Most of these proteins have not been previously shown to be associated with VSV.Functional enrichment analysis indicated the most overrepresented categories were proteins associated with vesicles, vesicle-mediated transport and protein localization.Our study provides a valuable inventory of virion-associated host proteins for further investigation of their roles in the replication cycle, pathogenesis and immunoreactivity of VSV.

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Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America; Center for Biomedical Engineering and Science, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America.

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Virus particles (virions) often contain not only virus-encoded but also host-encoded proteins. Some of these host proteins are enclosed within the virion structure, while others, in the case of enveloped viruses, are embedded in the host-derived membrane. While many of these host protein incorporations are likely accidental, some may play a role in virus infectivity, replication and/or immunoreactivity in the next host. Host protein incorporations may be especially important in therapeutic applications where large numbers of virus particles are administered. Vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) is the prototypic rhabdovirus and a candidate vaccine, gene therapy and oncolytic vector. Using mass spectrometry, we previously examined cell type dependent host protein content of VSV virions using intact ("whole") virions purified from three cell lines originating from different species. Here we aimed to determine the localization of host proteins within the VSV virions by analyzing: i) whole VSV virions; and ii) whole VSV virions treated with Proteinase K to remove all proteins outside the viral envelope. A total of 257 proteins were identified, with 181 identified in whole virions and 183 identified in Proteinase K treated virions. Most of these proteins have not been previously shown to be associated with VSV. Functional enrichment analysis indicated the most overrepresented categories were proteins associated with vesicles, vesicle-mediated transport and protein localization. Using western blotting, the presence of several host proteins, including some not previously shown in association with VSV (such as Yes1, Prl1 and Ddx3y), was confirmed and their relative quantities in various virion fractions determined. Our study provides a valuable inventory of virion-associated host proteins for further investigation of their roles in the replication cycle, pathogenesis and immunoreactivity of VSV.

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Transmission electron micrographs of purified VSV virions.Virions were absorbed to carbon-formvar coated grids and negatively stained with uranyl acetate. The image on the right is a close-up of the boxed area in the image on the left.
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pone-0104688-g001: Transmission electron micrographs of purified VSV virions.Virions were absorbed to carbon-formvar coated grids and negatively stained with uranyl acetate. The image on the right is a close-up of the boxed area in the image on the left.

Mentions: Recombinant wt VSV was grown in BHK-21 cells and purified using gradient centrifugation. The purity of the resulting material was then examined by electron microscopy (EM). As seen in Figure 1, nearly all of the material present was clearly identifiable as VSV virions, although many of them were bent, a previously observed form that is generally believed to be infectious [57] and may represent an EM processing artifact [58], [59]. The titer of these purified virions on BHK-21 cells was 1.4×1011 PFU/ml, demonstrating this preparation was highly infectious.


Cellular proteins associated with the interior and exterior of vesicular stomatitis virus virions.

Moerdyk-Schauwecker M, Hwang SI, Grdzelishvili VZ - PLoS ONE (2014)

Transmission electron micrographs of purified VSV virions.Virions were absorbed to carbon-formvar coated grids and negatively stained with uranyl acetate. The image on the right is a close-up of the boxed area in the image on the left.
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pone-0104688-g001: Transmission electron micrographs of purified VSV virions.Virions were absorbed to carbon-formvar coated grids and negatively stained with uranyl acetate. The image on the right is a close-up of the boxed area in the image on the left.
Mentions: Recombinant wt VSV was grown in BHK-21 cells and purified using gradient centrifugation. The purity of the resulting material was then examined by electron microscopy (EM). As seen in Figure 1, nearly all of the material present was clearly identifiable as VSV virions, although many of them were bent, a previously observed form that is generally believed to be infectious [57] and may represent an EM processing artifact [58], [59]. The titer of these purified virions on BHK-21 cells was 1.4×1011 PFU/ml, demonstrating this preparation was highly infectious.

Bottom Line: Most of these proteins have not been previously shown to be associated with VSV.Functional enrichment analysis indicated the most overrepresented categories were proteins associated with vesicles, vesicle-mediated transport and protein localization.Our study provides a valuable inventory of virion-associated host proteins for further investigation of their roles in the replication cycle, pathogenesis and immunoreactivity of VSV.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America; Center for Biomedical Engineering and Science, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America.

ABSTRACT
Virus particles (virions) often contain not only virus-encoded but also host-encoded proteins. Some of these host proteins are enclosed within the virion structure, while others, in the case of enveloped viruses, are embedded in the host-derived membrane. While many of these host protein incorporations are likely accidental, some may play a role in virus infectivity, replication and/or immunoreactivity in the next host. Host protein incorporations may be especially important in therapeutic applications where large numbers of virus particles are administered. Vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) is the prototypic rhabdovirus and a candidate vaccine, gene therapy and oncolytic vector. Using mass spectrometry, we previously examined cell type dependent host protein content of VSV virions using intact ("whole") virions purified from three cell lines originating from different species. Here we aimed to determine the localization of host proteins within the VSV virions by analyzing: i) whole VSV virions; and ii) whole VSV virions treated with Proteinase K to remove all proteins outside the viral envelope. A total of 257 proteins were identified, with 181 identified in whole virions and 183 identified in Proteinase K treated virions. Most of these proteins have not been previously shown to be associated with VSV. Functional enrichment analysis indicated the most overrepresented categories were proteins associated with vesicles, vesicle-mediated transport and protein localization. Using western blotting, the presence of several host proteins, including some not previously shown in association with VSV (such as Yes1, Prl1 and Ddx3y), was confirmed and their relative quantities in various virion fractions determined. Our study provides a valuable inventory of virion-associated host proteins for further investigation of their roles in the replication cycle, pathogenesis and immunoreactivity of VSV.

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Related in: MedlinePlus