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Title: Studies on the host-virus interactions of coronaviruses
Authors: Zhong, Yanxin
Keywords: DRNTU::Science::Biological sciences::Microbiology::Virology
Issue Date: 2012
Source: Zhong, Y. (2012). Studies on the host-virus interactions of coronaviruses. Doctoral thesis, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Abstract: Virus-induced apoptosis and host antiviral innate immunity are key issues in understanding virus-host interactions and viral pathogenesis. Coronavirus infection of mammalian cells induces apoptotic and host innate immune responses. Global gene expression profiles are determined in coronavirus-infected Vero cells by Affymetrix array, using avian coronavirus infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) as a model system, to reveal up-regulation of both pro-apoptotic B cell lymphoma-2 (BCL-2)-antagonist/killer 1 (Bak) and pro-survival myeloid cell leukemia-1 (Mcl-1). Apoptosis occurred earlier in IBV-infected cells silenced with short interfering RNA targeting Mcl-1 (siMcl-1), and was delayed in siBak cells. Up-regulation of RNA helicases from the RIG-I-like receptor (RLR) family, Melanoma differentiation-associated gene 5 (MDA5) and Retinoic-inducible gene I (RIG-I), was also observed in IBV-infected cells, leading to downstream Mitochondrial antiviral signalling (MAVS) adaptor protein activation for interferon induction in response to viral invasion. RIG-I, MDA5 and MAVS also play a part in modulating IBV-induced apoptosis. Bcl-2 family proteins, too, regulates MAVS cleavage during apoptosis, thus further establishing a link between MAVS and intrinsic apoptotic pathway activation in the mitochondria during host innate immunity induction.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/49502
DOI: 10.32657/10356/49502
Fulltext Permission: open
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