Resolution of the cellular proteome of the nucleocapsid protein from a highly pathogenic isolate of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus identifies PARP-1 as a cellular target whose interaction is critical for virus biology.
Bottom Line: Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) is a major threat to the swine industry and food security worldwide.The nucleocapsid (N) protein is a major structural protein of PRRSV.Use of the PARP-1 small molecule inhibitor, 3-AB, in PRRSV infected cells demonstrated that PARP-1 was required and acted as an enhancer factor for virus biology.
Affiliation: College of Life Sciences, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, China.Show MeSH
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Mentions: There are several stages to a virus life cycle, and the plaque assay provided a measure of the amount of virus being released into the supernatant. To investigate whether the PARP-1 inhibitor 3-AB affected virus biology in the cell, the abundance of viral proteins were compared using western blot at 24, 48 and 72 h post-infection between treated and untreated PRRSV-infected cells (Fig. 6A). The data indicated that at 24, 48 and 72 h post-infection nsp2, GP2, GP4, GP5, M and N proteins appeared less abundant in 3-AB treated cells than the non-treated cells (Fig. 6A). Western blot analysis indicated that in untreated and uninfected cells, PARP-1 was present in its native state. However, in cells treated with 20 mM 3-AB, PARP-1 is present as a cleavage product as well as native protein (Fig. 6B). This is consistent with the cell viability assay and that PARP-1 is cleaved during apoptosis. PARP-1 is present in the native and cleaved state in infected and treated cells at 24, 48 and 72 h post-infection. However, in untreated cells, PARP-1 is present in the native state at 24 h post-infection and in the native and cleaved state at 48 and 72 h post-infection. This is consistent with cleavage of PARP-1 previously reported in PRRSV infected cells (Lee and Kleiboeker, 2007).
Affiliation: College of Life Sciences, Northwest A&F University, Yangling, China.