Structure and orientation of expressed bovine coronavirus hemagglutinin-esterase protein

Journal Article

The sequence of the hemagglutinin-esterase (HE) gene for the Mebus strain of bovine coronavirus was obtained from cDNA clones, and its deduced product is a 47,700-kilodalton apoprotein of 424 amino acids. Expression of the HE protein in vitro in the presence of microsomes revealed N-terminal signal peptide cleavage and C-terminal anchorage but not disulfide-linked dimerization. Dimerization was observed only after expression in vivo, during which HE was also transported to the cell surface.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kienzle, TE; Abraham, S; Hogue, BG; Brian, DA

Published Date

  • 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 64 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 1834 - 1838

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-538X