Affordable Access

PKA/PrKX activity is a modulator of AAV/adenovirus interaction.

Authors
  • Di Pasquale, Giovanni
  • Chiorini, John A
Type
Published Article
Journal
The EMBO journal
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2003
Volume
22
Issue
7
Pages
1716–1724
Identifiers
PMID: 12660177
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Interference between viruses occurs when infection by one virus results in the inhibition of replication of another virus. Adeno-associated virus (AAV2) is a human parvovirus with the unique characteristics of a dependence upon a helper virus for a productive infection and the ability to interfere with the replication of the helper virus. Previously, we demonstrated that AAV2 Rep78 and Rep52 interact and inhibit cAMP-dependent protein kinase A (PKA) and its novel homolog PrKX. We hypothesized that modulation of PKA activity by AAV2 may be responsible for inhibition of helper virus replication. In this study we demonstrate that adenovirus replication is sensitive to PKA activity and that AAV2 Rep78/Rep52 proteins contain an inhibitory domain similar to that of the heat-stable PKA inhibitor. This domain, while not directly necessary for AAV2 replication and packaging, is necessary to preserve AAV2 replication fitness during an Ad co-infection. Furthermore, a mutant AAV2 virus lacking this region fails to inhibit adenovirus replication. Thus, inhibition of PKA activity by AAV2 constitutes a novel form of viral interference.

Report this publication

Statistics

Seen <100 times