Viral transport: a protein perspective

Russell J. Diefenbach, Anthony L. Cunningham

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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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