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    Intrinsic cytoskeleton-dependent clustering of influenza virus M2 protein with hemagglutinin assessed by FLIM-FRET (2010)

    Art
    Zeitschriftenartikel / wissenschaftlicher Beitrag
    Autoren
    Thaa, Bastian
    Herrmann, Andreas
    Veit, Michael
    Quelle
    Journal of virology; 84(23) — S. 12445–12449
    ISSN: 0022-538x
    Sprache
    Englisch
    Verweise
    DOI: 10.1128/JVI.01322-10
    Pubmed: 20881046
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    Abstract / Zusammenfassung

    The hemagglutinin (HA) of influenza virus organizes the virus bud zone, a domain of the plasma membrane enriched in raft lipids. Using fluorescence lifetime imaging microscopy-fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FLIM-FRET), a technique that detects close colocalization of fluorescent proteins in transfected cells, we show that the viral proton channel M2 clusters with HA but not with a marker for inner leaflet rafts. The FRET signal between M2 and HA depends on the raft-targeting signals in HA and on an intact actin cytoskeleton. We conclude that M2 contains an intrinsic signal that targets the protein to the viral bud zone, which is organized by raft-associated HA and by cortical actin.