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Structural and phylogenetic relationship of ORF 31 from the Anticarsia gemmatalis MNPV to poly (ADP-ribose) polymerases (PARP)

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de Castro Oliveira, Juliana Velasco [1] ; de Melo, Fernando Lucas [1] ; Romano, Camila Malta [1] ; Iamarino, Atila [1] ; Rizzi, Thais Sampaio [1] ; Yeda, Fernanda Peres [2] ; Harsi, Charlotte Marianna [2] ; Caldas Wolff, Jose Luiz [3] ; de Andrade Zanotto, Paolo Marinho [1]
Total Authors: 9
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Ciencias Biomed, Dept Microbiol, Lab Evolucao Mol & Bioinformat, BR-05508 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Ciencias Biomed, Dept Microbiol, Lab Biol Mol Adenovirus, BR-05508 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Univ Mogi das Cruzes, Nucleo Integrado Biotecnol, Mol Virol Lab, Mogi Das Cruzes, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: VIRUS GENES; v. 37, n. 2, p. 177-184, OCT 2008.
Web of Science Citations: 1

ORF 31 is a unique baculovirus gene in the genome of Anticarsia gemmatalis multiple nucleopolyhedrovirus isolate 2D (AgMNPV-2D). It encodes a putative polypeptide of 369 aa homologous to poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) found in the genomes of several organisms. Moreover, we found a phylogenetic association with Group I PARP proteins and a 3D homology model of its conserved PARP C-terminal catalytic domain indicating that had almost an exact spatial superimposition of < 1 angstrom with other PARP available structures. The 5' end of ORF 31 mRNA was located at the first nucleotide of a CATT motif at position -27. Using real-time PCR we detected transcripts at 3 h post-infection (p.i.) increasing until 24 h p.i., which coincides with the onset of DNA replication, suggestive of a possible role in DNA metabolism. (AU)