Anno2015
AutoriThiel G.; Greiner T.; Dunigan D.D.; Moroni A.; Van Etten J.L.
AbstractMany large DNA viruses that infect certain isolates of chlorella-like green algae (chloroviruses) are unusual because they often encode a diverse set of membrane transport proteins, including functional K+ channels and aquaglyceroporins as well as K+ transporters and calcium transporting ATPases. Some chloroviruses also encode putative ligand-gated-like channel proteins. No one protein is present in all of the chloroviruses that have been sequenced, but the K+ channel is the most common as only two chloroviruses have been isolated that lack this complete protein. This review describes the properties of these membrane-transporting proteins and suggests possible physiological functions and evolutionary histories for some of them.
RivistaVirology (n.y.n.y., Print)
ISSN0042-6822
Impact factor0
Volume479-480
Pagina inizio38
Pagina fine45
Autori IBFAnna MORONI
Linee di Ricerca IBFMD.P01.005.001
Sedi IBFIBF.MI