PROSITE documentation PDOC51807
Zinc finger C2HC baculovirus (BV)-type profile


Baculovirus are a family of enveloped double-stranded DNA viruses that are specifically pathogenic to arthropods, mainly affecting insects of the order Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera, and Diptera [E1]. The baculovirus capsid-associated protein Vp91 plays multiple roles in the baculovirus life cycle and is essential for nucleocapsid assembly and for efficient establishment of per os infection. It contains a C2HC zinc finger with the consensus sequence C-x(5)-C-x(n)-H-x(6)-C. The C2HC BV-type zinc finger may perform a pivotal role in the association of Vp91 with other per os infectivity factors (PIFs) [1].

The profile we developed covers the entire C2HC BV-type zinc finger.

Last update:

July 2016 / First entry.


Technical section

PROSITE method (with tools and information) covered by this documentation:

ZF_C2HC_BV, PS51807; Zinc finger C2HC baculovirus (BV)-type profile  (MATRIX)


1AuthorsZhu S. Wang W. Wang Y. Yuan M. Yang K.
TitleThe baculovirus core gene ac83 is required for nucleocapsid assembly and per os infectivity of Autographa californica nucleopolyhedrovirus.
SourceJ. Virol. 87:10573-10586(2013).
PubMed ID23864639


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