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Viruses 2011, 3(4), 336-346; doi:10.3390/v3040336

Actin in Herpesvirus Infection

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
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Received: 9 February 2011 / Revised: 24 March 2011 / Accepted: 28 March 2011 / Published: 12 April 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Cytoskeleton in Viral Infections)
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Actin is important for a variety of cellular processes, including uptake of extracellular material and intracellular transport. Several emerging lines of evidence indicate that herpesviruses exploit actin and actin-associated myosin motors for viral entry, intranuclear transport of capsids, and virion egress. The goal of this review is to explore these processes and to highlight potential future directions for this area of research.
Keywords: herpes; actin; Rho GTPase; myosin herpes; actin; Rho GTPase; myosin

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Roberts, K.L.; Baines, J.D. Actin in Herpesvirus Infection. Viruses 2011, 3, 336-346.

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