Hepatitis B Virus Protein X Induces Degradation of Talin-1
AbstractIn the infected human hepatocyte, expression of the hepatitis B virus (HBV) accessory protein X (HBx) is essential to maintain viral replication in vivo. HBx critically interacts with the host damaged DNA binding protein 1 (DDB1) and the associated ubiquitin ligase machinery, suggesting that HBx functions by inducing the degradation of host proteins. To identify such host proteins, we systematically analyzed the HBx interactome. One HBx interacting protein, talin-1 (TLN1), was proteasomally degraded upon HBx expression. Further analysis showed that TLN1 levels indeed modulate HBV transcriptional activity in an HBx-dependent manner. This indicates that HBx-mediated TLN1 degradation is essential and sufficient to stimulate HBV replication. Our data show that TLN1 can act as a viral restriction factor that suppresses HBV replication, and suggest that the HBx relieves this restriction by inducing TLN1 degradation. View Full-Text
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van de Klundert, M.A.A.; van den Biggelaar, M.; Kootstra, N.A.; Zaaijer, H.L. Hepatitis B Virus Protein X Induces Degradation of Talin-1. Viruses 2016, 8, 281.
van de Klundert MAA, van den Biggelaar M, Kootstra NA, Zaaijer HL. Hepatitis B Virus Protein X Induces Degradation of Talin-1. Viruses. 2016; 8(10):281.Chicago/Turabian Style
van de Klundert, Maarten A.A.; van den Biggelaar, Maartje; Kootstra, Neeltje A.; Zaaijer, Hans L. 2016. "Hepatitis B Virus Protein X Induces Degradation of Talin-1." Viruses 8, no. 10: 281.
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