C Y Liang

Wuhan Institute Of Virology, Wu-han-shih, Hubei, China

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Publications (4)9.55 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: The RNA-binding properties of VP4 protein of Dendrolimus punctatus cytoplasmic polyhedrosis virus (DpCPV) VP4 were analyzed. VP4 was expressed in E. coli and assayed for RNA binding activity by gel mobility shift assay. VP4 was found to bind RNA (ssRNA and dsRNA) in a sequence-independent manner, but did not interact with DNA. To identify the domain(s) of the protein important for RNA binding, a number of deletions were made and tested by gel mobility shift assays and northwestern blot. The central region of VP4 from amino acid residues 77 to 155 was found to contain the RNA binding domain.
    Archives of Virology 03/2006; 151(2):273-83. · 2.03 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Dendrolimus punctatus cytoplasmic polyhedrosis virus (DpCPV-1) belongs to the Cypovirus genus in the Reoviridae family. The ORF of genome segment 8 (S8) of DpCPV-1 was cloned into vector pMAL-c2X and used to express a 44kDa protein (p44) in E. coli, which was detected by Western blotting. The gel mobility shift assays showed that p44 had ssRNA-binding activity. Competitive assay indicated that this protein only bind to ssRNA and could not interact with DNA and dsRNA. The binding of p44 to ssRNA is sequence non-specific. To identify the domain(s) important for RNA binding of the protein, a number of deletions were made. These truncated proteins were expressed in E. coli and purified. The affinity of each truncated protein towards ssRNA was then assayed by electrophoretic mobility shift assays and northwestern blot. The results indicated that glutamic acid-rich domain in the central region of p44 from residues 104 to 201 was the ssRNA-binding domain.
    Virus Research 01/2006; 114(1-2):80-8. · 2.75 Impact Factor
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    S L Zhao, C Y Liang, J J Hong, H Y Peng
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    ABSTRACT: The complete nucleotide sequences of genomic segments S1 to S6 from Dendrolimus punctatus cypovirus 1 (DpCPV-1) have been determined. Each segment of S1 to S6 possess a single open reading frame. Conserved motifs 5' (AGUAA) and 3'(GUUAGCC) were found at the ends of each segment. Comparison of the proteins of DpCPV with those of other members in the family Reoviridae lead us to suggest that S1, S3, S4 and S6 encode the viral structural protein VP1, VP2, VP3 and VP4, respectively. S5 encoded viral non-structural protein p100 and S2 encodes an RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRp). Motif analysis shows that VP3 is similar to the methyltransferase of Methanosarcina mazei Goe1, VP4 has motifs for leucine zipper and ATP/GTP-binding sites, and p100 is remarkably similar to foot-and-mouth disease virus 2A protease (FMDV 2Apro). Phylogenetic analysis of RdRps from nine viruses of the family Reoviridae indicates that DpCPV is a type 1 cypovirus, more related to Bombyx mori cypovirus (BmCPV) than to other cypovirus species. DpCPV is more related to Rice ragged stunt virus (RRSV) than to other members of different genera of the family Reoviridae, which seems to confirm the previous hypothesis that plant reoviruses originated from insect reoviruses.
    Archives of Virology 08/2003; 148(7):1357-68. · 2.03 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: The nucleotide sequences of genomic segments S7-S10 from Dendrolimus punctatus cypovirus strain Hunan (DpCPV-Hn) have been determined. This provides the complete genome sequences of DpCPV-Hn. Each segment of S7-S10 possess a single segment each. Homology searches showed that the nucleotide sequences and the deduced amino acid sequences of DpCPV S7-10 had high level of identities with those of Bombyx mori cypovirus (BmCPV) S7-10, respectively. While the amino acid sequences of the proteins encoded by DpCPV S7 and S8 have low identities with those of the proteins encoded by type 14 Lymantria dispar cypovirus S7 and S8, respectively. DpCPV S7 encodes viral structural protein VP5, S8 and S9 encode viral non-structural proteins, and S10 encodes polyhedrin gene, according to the function of the genome segments of BmCPV. There are glutamic-acid-rich and proline-rich domains in the central region of DpCPV S8 encoded protein. A nuclear localization signal was found in the protein encoded by DpCPV S9. Phylogenetic analysis of RNA-dependent RNA polymerases from nine viruses of the family Reoviridae and polyhedrin from eight viruses of the genus Cypovirus indicate that DpCPV is a type 1 cypovirus, more closely related to BmCPV than to other cypovirus species. These results also support the classification of CPV groups based on the electrophoretic migration of genomic dsRNA.
    Virus Research 08/2003; 94(1):17-23. · 2.75 Impact Factor