Thiol/disulfide exchange occurs in rotavirus structural proteins during contact with intestinal villus cell surface.

Thiol/disulfide exchange occurs in rotavirus structural proteins during contact with intestinal villus cell surface. Acta Virol. 2020;64(1):44-58 Authors: Rivera M, Guerrero CA, Acosta O Abstract Protein disulfide isomerase (PDI) is an enzyme that catalyzes disulfide bond reduction or formation and rearrangements of disulfide bridges, and also functions as a chaperone. During entry of some of the viruses PDI participates in thiol-disulfide exchange. Previous reports show that rotavirus entry is interfered by impermeant thiol/disulfide exchange inhibitors and antibodies against PDI. Our objective was to assess the interaction between PDI and triple-layered particles (TLPs) from rotavirus strains ECwt and RRV and from a human rotavirus isolate (HI) during the early steps of virus entry in a system of isolated small intestinal villi. Purified soluble PDI was incubated with either isolated intestinal villi or cell membrane-enriched fractions in the presence or absence of thiol/disulfide inhibitors such as bacitracin, DTNB or N- ethylmaleimide followed by the assessment of the PDI interactions with TLPs and rotavirus structural proteins in terms of their redox state changes. Soluble and membrane-bound PDI was found to interact with TLPs from all the rotaviruses assayed and also with the isolated structural proteins represented by the recombinant rVP5* (a tryptic cleavage product of VP4), rVP6 and the native VP7. PDI interaction with TLPs and rotavirus structu...
Source: Acta Virologica - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Acta Virol Source Type: research

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