Mutation of PAAP motif to LAAL significantly diminishes WNV release. (A) Sequence of the 461PS/AAP464 and 349YCYL352 motif bearing region and their mutagenesis strategy. 293T cells were transfected with WNV-CPrME WT or the indicated mutant DNAs along with the Ren/Rep plasmid. Virus release was determined using the (B) classical radioimmunoprecipitation technique and (C) the rapid ren-luc based assay. Pooled data (mean ± SD) from 3 (A) or 4 (B) independent experiments is shown. (D) HIV-PAAP mutant is capable of efficient release when compared to the PTAP minus mutant. 293T cells were transfected with HIV pNL4-3 WT, PTAP- or PAAP DNA. Virus release was determined 24 h post transfection after radiolabeling and immunoprecipitation with HIV-Ig.
Garg et al. BMC Microbiology 2013 13:197 doi:10.1186/1471-2180-13-197