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Takeda, Midori
Ikeda, Masanori
Satoh, Shinya
Dansako, Hiromichi
Wakita, Takaji
Kato, Nobuyuki
Abstract
Membrane transport probably participates in the lifecycle of hepatitis C virus (HCV). Rab proteins are essential host factors for HCV RNA replication, but these proteins’ roles in other steps of the HCV lifecycle are not clear. The tight junction (TJ) plays a key role in HCV infection. Rab13 regulates the endocytic recycling of the TJ-associated proteins. Here we investigated whether Rab13 is involved in the HCV entry step. We used HuH-7-derived RSc cells and Li23-derived D7 cells. To evaluate the effect of Rab13 in HCV infection, we transfected the cells with siRNA targeting Rab13 before HCV infection. The down-regulation of Rab13 inhibited HCV infection. The D7 cells had showed a greater inhibitory effect against HCV infection compared to that in the RSc cells by Rab13 knockdown. Next, to evaluate the effect of Rab13 after infection, we inoculated the cells with HCV before transfection of the siRNA. The down-regulation of Rab13 did not show any effects after HCV infection. We further examined whether Rab13 would influence HCV RNA replication by using HCV replicon-harboring cells. The results revealed that Rab13 did not affect the step of HCV RNA replication. These results suggest that Rab13 plays an important role in the step of HCV entry.
Keywords
hepatitis C virus
Rab13
occludin
claudin 1
Amo Type
Original Article
Published Date
2016-04
Publication Title
Acta Medica Okayama
Volume
volume70
Issue
issue2
Publisher
Okayama University Medical School
Start Page
111
End Page
118
ISSN
0386-300X
NCID
AA00508441
Content Type
Journal Article
language
英語
Copyright Holders
CopyrightⒸ 2016 by Okayama University Medical School
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Refereed
True
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