Proteolysis of bacteriophage φX174 prohead accessory protein gpB by Escherichia coli OmpT protease is not essential for phage maturation in vivo

M. E. Dalphin, Bentley A Fane, M. O. Skidmore, M. Hayashi

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To examine whether cleavage of the φX174 prohead accessory protein, gpB, by the OmpT protease is required for phage development in vivo, a phage mutant lacking the OmpT cleavage site and an Escherichia coli C ΔompT strain were constructed. The results of burst size experiments suggest that neither the cleavage site nor the OmpT protein is required for φX174 development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2404-2406
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Bacteriology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Immunology

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