Viral transport

a protein perspective

Russell J. Diefenbach, Anthony L. Cunningham

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article


An increasing number of viruses have been shown to require the microtubule cytoskeleton for entry into and egress from the infected host cell. The transport of virions and/or their components along microtubules depends on the host cell molecular motors dynein and kinesin. This review highlights the known interactions involving viral proteins and the subunits of dynein/kinesin. The biological relevance of these interactions are discussed in the context of the viral replication cycle.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-21
JournalCurrent Topics in Biochemical Research
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • viral transport
  • Dyneins
  • Kinesin
  • Microtubule

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