The world's first wiki where authorship really matters (Nature Genetics, 2008). Due credit and reputation for authors. Imagine a global collaborative knowledge base for original thoughts. Search thousands of articles and collaborate with scientists around the globe.

wikigene or wiki gene protein drug chemical gene disease author authorship tracking collaborative publishing evolutionary knowledge reputation system wiki2.0 global collaboration genes proteins drugs chemicals diseases compound
Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Characterization of the Golgi retention motif of Rift Valley fever virus G(N) glycoprotein.

As Rift Valley fever (RVF) virus, and probably all members of the family Bunyaviridae, matures in the Golgi apparatus, the targeting of the virus glycoproteins to the Golgi apparatus plays a pivotal role in the virus replication cycle. No consensus Golgi localization motif appears to be shared among the glycoproteins of these viruses. The viruses of the family Bunyaviridae synthesize their glycoproteins, G(N) and G(C), as a polyprotein. The Golgi localization signal of RVF virus has been shown to reside within the G(N) protein by use of a plasmid-based transient expression system to synthesize individual G(N) and G(C) proteins. While the distribution of individually expressed G(N) significantly overlaps with cellular Golgi proteins such as beta-COP and GS-28, G(C) expressed in the absence of G(N) localizes to the endoplasmic reticulum. Further analysis of expressed G(N) truncated proteins and green fluorescent protein/G(N) chimeric proteins demonstrated that the RVF virus Golgi localization signal mapped to a 48-amino-acid region of G(N) encompassing the 20-amino-acid transmembrane domain and the adjacent 28 amino acids of the cytosolic tail.[1]


WikiGenes - Universities