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Actin in Herpesvirus Infection
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
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Received: 9 February 2011; in revised form: 24 March 2011 / Accepted: 28 March 2011 / Published: 12 April 2011
Abstract: 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
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Roberts, K.L.; Baines, J.D. Actin in Herpesvirus Infection. Viruses 2011, 3, 336-346.
Roberts KL, Baines JD. Actin in Herpesvirus Infection. Viruses. 2011; 3(4):336-346.
Roberts, Kari L.; Baines, Joel D. 2011. "Actin in Herpesvirus Infection." Viruses 3, no. 4: 336-346.