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bro-a  -  ORF20

Mamestra configurata nucleopolyhedrovirus B

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  • We propose that BRO-A and BRO-C may function as DNA binding proteins that influence host DNA replication and/or transcription [1].
  • We have recently reported that BmNPV BRO proteins, specially BRO-A and BRO-C, contain a nucleic acid binding activity and are involved in nucleosome structures in nuclei of infected cells [2].
  • Taken together, we propose that BRO-A may function as a laminin binding protein [2].
  • In addition, two more clones were obtained from cDNA library of 12 h p.i. and were found to encode BRO-A itself, indicating that BRO-A forms an oligomer [2].


  1. Evidence for nucleic acid binding ability and nucleosome association of Bombyx mori nucleopolyhedrovirus BRO proteins. Zemskov, E.A., Kang, W., Maeda, S. J. Virol. (2000) [Pubmed]
  2. Interaction of Bombyx mori nucleopolyhedrovirus BRO-A and host cell protein laminin. Kang, W.K., Imai, N., Suzuki, M., Iwanaga, M., Matsumoto, S., Zemskov, E.A. Arch. Virol. (2003) [Pubmed]
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