Fv1-like restriction of N-tropic replication-competent murine leukaemia viruses in mCAT-1-expressing human cells

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To study the replication of murine leukaemia viruses in human cells we have used full-length as well as EGFP-tagged ecotropic viruses in combination with mCAT-1-expressing human cells. We present results showing that N-tropic murine leukaemia viruses are restricted in both infection and replication in such cells while B-tropic viruses, modified at capsid position 110, escape restriction. These results support a recently reported Fv1-like restriction in mammalian cells. We extend the analysis of Fv1-like restriction by demonstrating that NB-tropic viruses also escape restriction and human mCAT-1-expressing cells are thus similar to murine Fv1(b) cells with respect to infection though the ecotropic receptor pathway.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of General Virology
Volume83
IssuePt 2
Pages (from-to)439-42
Number of pages4
ISSN0022-1317
Publication statusPublished - 2002

    Research areas

  • Animals, Cationic Amino Acid Transporter 1, Cell Line, Green Fluorescent Proteins, Humans, Leukemia Virus, Murine, Leukemia, Experimental, Luminescent Proteins, Mice, Proteins, Retroviridae Infections, Tumor Virus Infections, Virus Replication

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