Association between RABV G Proteins Transported from the Perinuclear Space to the Cell Surface Membrane and N-Glycosylation of the Sequon Asn²⁰⁴ Association between RABV G Proteins Transported from the Perinuclear Space to the Cell Surface Membrane and N-Glycosylation of the Sequon Asn<sup>204</sup>
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In this study, G proteins of the rabies virus (RABV) Kyoto strain were detected in the cytoplasm but not distributed at the cell membrane of mouse neuroblastoma (MNA) cells. G proteins of CVS-26 were detected in both the cell membrane and perinuclear space of MNA cells. We found that N-glycosylation of street RABV G protein by the insertion of the sequon Asn<sup>204</sup> induced the transfer of RABV G proteins to the cell surface membrane. Fixed RABV budding from the plasma membrane has been found to depend not only on G protein but also on other structural proteins such as M protein. However, the differing N-glycosylation of G protein could be associated with the distinct budding and antigenic features of RABV in street and fixed viruses. Our study of the association of N-glycan of G protein at Asn<sup>204</sup> with the transport of RABV G protein to the cell surface membrane contributes to the understanding of the evolution of fixed virus from street virus, which in turn would help for determine the mechanism underlying RABV budding and enhanced host immune responses.
- Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases
Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases 68(5), 387-393, 2015
National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases Editorial Committee