Betaretrovirus

VIRION

Enveloped, spherical to pleomorphic in shape, 80-100 nm in diameter.

GENOME

Monopartite, linear, dimeric, ssRNA(+) genome of about 8-10 kb, with a 5'-cap and a 3’poly-A tail. There are two long terminal repeats (LTRs) of about 600nt long at the 5' and 3' ends. The LTRs contain the U3, R, and U5 regions. There are also a primer binding site (PBS) at the 5’end and a polypurine tract (PPT) at the 3’end.

GENE EXPRESSION

The integrated provirus utilizes the promoter elements in the 5’LTR to drive transcription. This gives rise to the unspliced full length mRNA that will serve as genomic RNA to be packaged into virions or used as a template for translation of gag, gag-pro (1 ribosomal frameshift), and gag-pro-pol (2 ribosomal frameshifts) polyproteins. The spliced mRNAs encode env that is cleaved into SU and TM envelope proteins and sag, a superantigen encoded at the 3’end of the MMTV genome.

REPLICATION

NUCLEAR

  1. Virus attaches to host receptors through the SU glycoprotein. TM glycoprotein mediates fusion with cell membrane.
  2. Internalization and partial uncoating.
  3. ssRNA(+) genome is copied into a linear dsDNA molecule by the reverse transcriptase.
  4. Nuclear entry of the viral dsDNA when the nuclear membrane is disassembled at mitosis.
  5. Viral dsDNA is covalently and randomly integrated into the cell’s genome by the viral integrase (=provirus).
  6. Transcription of provirus by Pol II produces viral spliced and unspliced RNAs.
  7. Nuclear export of the incompletely spliced RNAs.
  8. Translation of unspliced viral RNAs produces Env, Gag and Gag-Pol polyproteins.
  9. Assembly of the virion as intracytoplasmic particles.
  10. Intracytoplasmic particles relocate to the plasma membrane, become enveloped, and are released.
  11. Proteolytic processing of the precursors polyproteins by viral protease and maturation of the virions.

Host-virus interaction

Superantigen

Mouse Mammary Tumour virus expresses a superantigen to evade innate immune response

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5 entries

Mouse mammary tumor virus (strain BR6) (MMTV) reference strain

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PRO_MMTVB Gag-Pro polyprotein [Cleaved into: Matrix protein p10; Phosphorylated protein pp21; Protein p3; ...
POL_MMTVB Gag-Pro-Pol polyprotein [Cleaved into: Matrix protein p10; Phosphorylated protein pp21; Protein p3; ...
PR73_MMTVB Protein PR73
GAG_MMTVB Gag polyprotein [Cleaved into: Matrix protein p10; Phosphorylated protein pp21; Protein p3; Protein ...
ENV_MMTVB Envelope glycoprotein gp70 (Env polyprotein) [Cleaved into: Surface protein (SU) (Glycoprotein 52) ...

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Mouse mammary tumor virus (strain C3H) (MMTV) reference strain

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POL_MMTVC Gag-Pro-Pol polyprotein [Cleaved into: Matrix protein p10; Phosphorylated protein pp21; Protein p3; ...
PR73_MMTVC Protein PR73 (Superantigen) (Sag)
GAG_MMTVC Gag polyprotein [Cleaved into: Matrix protein p10; Phosphorylated protein pp21; Protein p3; Protein ...
ENV_MMTVC Envelope glycoprotein gp70 (Env polyprotein) [Cleaved into: Surface protein (SU) (Glycoprotein 52) ...
PRO_MMTVC Gag-Pro polyprotein [Cleaved into: Matrix protein p10; Phosphorylated protein pp21; Protein p3; ...

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Sheep pulmonary adenomatosis virus (Jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus) (JSRV)

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PRO_JSRV Gag-Pro polyprotein [Cleaved into: Matrix protein p10; Phosphorylated protein; p12; Capsid protein ...
POL_JSRV Gag-Pro-Pol polyprotein [Cleaved into: Matrix protein p10; Phosphorylated protein; p12; Capsid ...
GAG_JSRV Gag polyprotein (Core polyprotein) [Cleaved into: Matrix protein p10; Phosphorylated protein pp24; ...
VPU_JSRV Protein Vpu (ORF-X protein)
ENV_JSRV Envelope glycoprotein (Env polyprotein) [Cleaved into: Surface protein (SU) (Glycoprotein 52) ...

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Mason-Pfizer monkey virus (MPMV) (Simian Mason-Pfizer virus)

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POL_MPMV Gag-Pro-Pol polyprotein (Pr180) [Cleaved into: Matrix protein p10; Phosphorylated protein pp24; ...
GAG_MPMV Gag polyprotein (Core polyprotein) (Pr78) [Cleaved into: Matrix protein p10; Phosphorylated protein ...
ENV_MPMV Envelope glycoprotein (Env polyprotein) [Cleaved into: Surface protein (SU) (Glycoprotein 70) ...
PRO_MPMV Gag-Pro polyprotein (Pr95) [Cleaved into: Matrix protein p10; Phosphorylated protein pp24; ...

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Simian retrovirus SRV-1

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PRO_SRV1 Gag-Pro polyprotein [Cleaved into: Matrix protein p10; Phosphorylated protein pp24; Phosphorylated ...
POL_SRV1 Gag-Pro-Pol polyprotein [Cleaved into: Matrix protein p10; Phosphorylated protein pp24; ...
GAG_SRV1 Gag polyprotein (Core polyprotein) [Cleaved into: Matrix protein p10; Phosphorylated protein pp24; ...
ENV_SRV1 Envelope glycoprotein (Env polyprotein) [Cleaved into: Surface protein (SU) (Glycoprotein 70) ...

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Simian retrovirus SRV-2

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POL_SRV2 Gag-Pro-Pol polyprotein [Cleaved into: Matrix protein p10; Phosphorylated protein pp24; ...
PRO_SRV2 Gag-Pro polyprotein [Cleaved into: Matrix protein p10; Phosphorylated protein pp24; Phosphorylated ...
GAG_SRV2 Gag polyprotein (Core polyprotein) [Cleaved into: Matrix protein p10; Phosphorylated protein pp24; ...
ENV_SRV2 Envelope glycoprotein (Env polyprotein) [Cleaved into: Surface protein (SU) (Glycoprotein 70) ...

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Squirrel monkey retrovirus (SMRV-H) (SMRV-HLB)

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PRO_SMRVH Gag-Pro polyprotein [Cleaved into: Matrix protein p19; Core protein p16; Capsid protein p35 (Capsid ...
POL_SMRVH Gag-Pro-Pol polyprotein [Cleaved into: Matrix protein p19; Core protein p16; Capsid protein p35 ...
GAG_SMRVH Gag polyprotein (Core polyprotein) (Pr72) [Cleaved into: Matrix protein p19; Core protein p16; ...
ENV_SMRVH Envelope glycoprotein (Env polyprotein) [Cleaved into: Surface protein (SU) (Glycoprotein 70) ...