Infectious Bronchitis Virus Nucleocapsid Protein Interactions with the 3’ Untranslated Region of Genomic RNA Depend on Uridylate Bases

  • Ellen W. Collisson
  • Minglong Zhou
  • Paul Gershon
  • Jyothi Jayaram
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 494)


Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) is a highly contagious virus of worldwide economic concern in poultry. Infection causes respiratory disease, as well as kidney lesions, reproductive problems and gastrointestinal disfunction. The virion consists of four structural proteins: the membrane, spike, nucleocapsid (N), and the small envelope proteins. The IBV N protein, a basic, phosphorylated protein of 409 residues, is highly conserved especially within the central or middle region among IBV strains, (Williams et al, 1992).


Infectious Bronchitis Virus Nucleocapsid Protein Mouse Hepatitis Virus Infectious Bronchitis Virus Strain Carboxyl Region 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ellen W. Collisson
    • 1
  • Minglong Zhou
    • 1
  • Paul Gershon
    • 2
  • Jyothi Jayaram
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Veterinary PathobiologyTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Biosciences and TechnologyTexas A&M UniversityHoustonUSA

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