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dc.contributor.authorRand, Ulfert
dc.contributor.authorHillebrand, Upneet
dc.contributor.authorSievers, Stephanie
dc.contributor.authorWillenberg, Steffi
dc.contributor.authorKöster, Mario
dc.contributor.authorHauser, Hansjörg
dc.contributor.authorWirth, Dagmar
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-19T13:19:41Z
dc.date.available2014-06-19T13:19:41Z
dc.date.issued2014-06-03
dc.identifier.citationUncoupling of the dynamics of host-pathogen interaction uncovers new mechanisms of viral interferon antagonism at the single-cell level. 2014: Nucleic Acids Res.en
dc.identifier.issn1362-4962
dc.identifier.pmid24895433
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/nar/gku492
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10033/321972
dc.description.abstractAntiviral defence in mammals is mediated through type-I interferons (IFNs). Viruses antagonise this process through expression of IFN antagonist proteins (IAPs). Understanding and modelling of viral escape mechanisms and the dynamics of IAP action has the potential to facilitate the development of specific and safe drugs. Here, we describe the dynamics of interference by selected viral IAPs, NS1 from Influenza A virus and NS3/4A from Hepatitis C virus. We used Tet-inducible IAP gene expression to uncouple this process from virus-driven dynamics. Stochastic activation of the IFN-β gene required the use of single-cell live imaging to define the efficacy of the inhibitors during the virus-induced signalling processes. We found significant correlation between the onset of IAP expression and halted IFN-β expression in cells where IFN-β induction had already occurred. These data indicate that IAPs not only prevent antiviral signalling prior to IFN-β induction, but can also stop the antiviral response even after it has been activated. We found reduced NF-κB activation to be the underlying mechanism by which activated IFN expression can be blocked. This work demonstrates a new mechanism by which viruses can antagonise the IFN response.
dc.languageENG
dc.publisherOxford University Pressen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Nucleic acids researchen
dc.titleUncoupling of the dynamics of host-pathogen interaction uncovers new mechanisms of viral interferon antagonism at the single-cell level.
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalNucleic acids researchen
refterms.dateFOA2018-06-13T00:52:36Z
html.description.abstractAntiviral defence in mammals is mediated through type-I interferons (IFNs). Viruses antagonise this process through expression of IFN antagonist proteins (IAPs). Understanding and modelling of viral escape mechanisms and the dynamics of IAP action has the potential to facilitate the development of specific and safe drugs. Here, we describe the dynamics of interference by selected viral IAPs, NS1 from Influenza A virus and NS3/4A from Hepatitis C virus. We used Tet-inducible IAP gene expression to uncouple this process from virus-driven dynamics. Stochastic activation of the IFN-β gene required the use of single-cell live imaging to define the efficacy of the inhibitors during the virus-induced signalling processes. We found significant correlation between the onset of IAP expression and halted IFN-β expression in cells where IFN-β induction had already occurred. These data indicate that IAPs not only prevent antiviral signalling prior to IFN-β induction, but can also stop the antiviral response even after it has been activated. We found reduced NF-κB activation to be the underlying mechanism by which activated IFN expression can be blocked. This work demonstrates a new mechanism by which viruses can antagonise the IFN response.


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