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Final Study Guide BIOL 123 001

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This study guide covers material since the second midterm
Dr. Rao
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Date Created: 06/08/16
June 2016 [Comparative Virology] [Dr. Rao] [Study Guide – Final Exam] Highlight = Extremely Important ConcHighlight = Important Concept Highlight = Key Term **This Final Exam Study Guide covers all material since the second midterm. The study guides for Midterm 1 and Midterm 2 will not be repeated here ** [Lecture – Viral Pathogens of Plants]  Plant viruses can be RNA or DNA, single or double stranded o Use host machinery to replicate  Remember that viroids use host machinery to TRANSLATE  Bromoviridae viruses are (+)ssRNA  (+)ssRNA viruses vary greatly in size  Have nucleic acids and a capsid protein, but no envelope o Plant viruses have no envelopes and no surface receptors because entry into host occurs through a wound on plant or injection into plant  TMV – rod shaped virus/helical  CMV – spherical shape June 2016  Can survive in insects, nematodes, fungi, or humans o Plant viruses may have many or few hosts  A single species may have many strains  Naming Plant Viruses: o The name of a plant virus does not mean that is the only plant the virus can infect, but that it was the first plant the virus was isolated from o Example: Alfalfa mosaic virus does not only infect alfalfa plants, but also peppers  Types of symptoms of plant viruses: o Mosaic/mottle o Ringspots/Line patterns o Flower break o Leaf deformation o Fruit deformation o Stunting o No symptoms/ asymptomatic  Types of Mosaics: o Rose mosaic  Results from multiple viruses:  Rose mosaic virus  Apple mosaic virus June 2016  Prunus necrotic ringspot irus  Arabis mosaic virus o Cucumber mosaic virus / Nandina mosaic virus o Wisteria mosaic virus o Mosaic of fig o Tomato mosaic virus (doesn’t just affect tomatoes!)  Coleus (type of plant) o Can be infected by Tobacco etch virus  member of Potyvirus group  Hydrangea (type of plant) o Can be infected by chlorotic mottling o Hydrangea chlorotic mottle virus (Carlavirus)  Camellia (type of plant) and Carrotwood trees o Experiencing possible new virus emergence  Steps of infection: o Entry into plant via wound or vector o Replicate using host machinery o Package new virus particles and infect plant cells  First: Localized movement (rapid)  within a single leaf  Second: Cell to cell movement (slow) June 2016  Virus moves from cell to cell via plasmodesmata  Viral nucleic acids and virions cannot pass through plasmodesmata channels without movement protein  Movement protein: 30k Protein (for TMV,CMV, TRV)  Movement protein binds to viral RNA, transfers it to new cell, then releases it  Vascular system invaded (virus travels to roots)  then travels to upper young parts of plant  then to entire plant o Infect other plants via vectors  Meristem of plant is often not infected  Some viruses only infect phloem  Virus usually modifies a membrane bound structure for its replication, replication can occur in: o Endoplasmic reticulum o Chloroplast outer membrane o Vacuolar membrane o Peroxisome o Mitochondria o Nucleus  Plant RNA viruses encode movement protein, capsid protein, and RNA dependent RNA Pol June 2016 o Animal and human viruses don’t need a movement protein  TMV structure o Rod-shaped / helical o Hollow core surrounded by identical coat protein subunits  Within 22hrs from first exposure to viral TMV RNA, infection of third group of cells occurs o Within 4-10 days, infection spreads from epidermis to mesophyll cells  Self-defense: RNA silencing mechanism o HR genes – Hypersensitive Response  Cross protection induces resistance in plants o Natural infection – infect plant intentionally with a mild strain to prevent subsequent infection o Transgenic plants – plants that are able to produce a certain capsid protein that confers resistance  TMV coat protein accumulation protects plants from TMV infection  For potyviruses like TEV – resistance was achieved without TEV coat protein accumulation  Papaya ringspot virus (PRSV) – stunting, mosaic, defoliation, crop loss  inoculated cross protection not successful, CP accumulation/transgenic papaya was successful June 2016  CTV o Natural inoculation used in some locations o Many fields maintain resistance for 20yrs o New strains continually selected [Lecture – Multicomponent RNA Viruses]  Focus on Bromoviridae  Multicomponent viruses may have helical symmetry or icosahedral symmetry o May be two-component, three-component, or four- component  Remember that for viruses like TMV only one particle is needed to infect a host – only one RNA needed o This is not true for multi-component viruses  Family: Bromoviridae o Genus: Bromovirus  BMV (Brome mosaic virus), BBMV (Braod bean mottle virus), CCMV (Cowpea chlorotic mottle virus)  All are icosahedral and have identical sized capsids  They have different weights however because they each contain different genomes/ RNA  Transmitted by beetles and nematodes June 2016  BMV  No envelope  Genome includes THREE (+)ssRNA -- tripartite virus – four proteins expressed from 3 genomic RNAs o RNA 1 in a single capsid – encodes helicase o RNA 2 in a single capsid – encodes polymerase o RNA 3 and 4, together in a single capsid – encodes MP and CP  A genome divided into separate capsids allows RNA segment re-assortment and simplifies gene regulation  RNA 4 is NOT required for infection  No drastic symptoms that would affect crop  All of the RNAs have a 5’Cap, but instead of a 3’PolyAtail they have a tRNA-like structure which functions as a (-) strand promoter  Replicase 1 and 2 (from RNA 1 and 2) must combine to be functional  RNA 3 encodes the movement and capsid protein o RNA 3 must first be replicated into (-) sense, then from the (-) sense strand it can form the RNA4 (+) strand  the RNA June 2016 4 strand is not the full RNA 3 but only a portion of it (just the CP portion) o On the RNA3 (-) strand there is an internal promoter that ribosomes can bind to, they cannot bind to this point on the RNA3 (+)strand o Advantage is that the virus can control when the genes get expressed  Replicase proteins are made at very low levels and capsid proteins are made at highest concentration  First virus that showed how the genomes are distributed, first virus used to make cDNA  Can replicate to very high levels  Life cycle: o Entry via wound or insect o Translation of (+)ssRNA occurs immediately upon entry o Translation occurs in vesicles (in ER)  gives the virus an advantage to hide from the plant’s defense mechanisms o MP moves virus particle from cell to cell o Capsid proteins encase virions and are picked up by insects and transmitted to other plants o Nucleus is not involved o Genus: Cucumovirus June 2016  Includes satellite viruses  CMV  Translation occurs in vacuolar membrane  All are icosahedral and have identical sized capsids  They have different weights however because they each contain different genomes/ RNA  RNA 4 is NOT required for infection  need only 3 particles to be infectious o Genus: Alfamovirus  AMV  Four-component  Rod shaped, different sizes  RNA4 CP required for replication  need all 4 particles to be infectious  Translation occurs in Chloroplast membrane  Mosaic, stunted growth  Transmitted by aphids  Infects peppers as well  peppers and alfalfa often grown side-by-side o Genus: Ilarvirus  TSV (tobacco streak virus)  Four component June 2016  Icosahedral shape, Different sized capsids o Genus: Oleavirus  Olive Latent virus  Five component virus – Ourmiavirus o Different sizes  Studying Virus replication o Intact plants: plants used b/c they are the natural host  inoculate leaf and look for local symptoms or systemic accumulation  Infections not synchronous  Replication and movement signifies accumulation o Viral reporter systems: cloned viral genomes allow reporter molecules to be expressed within viral genome  Allows real time measure of virus in plants o Protoplasts: lack cell wall (degraded using enzymes)  Infection is synchronous  Allows measurement of viral replication usually measured by Northern analysis o Yeast: BMV replicates in yeast  Promoters and replication of RNA3 studied  Advantages o Having multiple components – Each gene can be efficiently manipulated whenever it is needed June 2016 o Recombinants can develop  Disadvantages o Need more virions to initiate life cycle/for infection  If you just have RNA 1 and RNA 2 transmitted then the virus cannot move because RNA 3 encodes movement protein [Lecture – Subviral Pathogens]  Satellite viruses – depend on helper viruses for replication only  Satellite RNAs – depend on helper viruses for replication, encapsidation, AND transmission  b/c satellite RNAs do not encode proteins o They are completely dependent on helper viruses for infection  Helper virus Pol replicates satellite RNAs and satellite viruses  Hepatitis delta agent – depends on helper virus for some encapsidation and transmission, does NOT need helper for replication  Defective interfering RNAs – composed of helper virus sequences  The above (^) all depend on helper viruses  VIROIDS do NOT depend on helper viruses June 2016 o Small, circular ssRNAs o Replicate independently  Most satellites associated with plants o Some satellites dependent on animal viruses  Satellites interfere with helper virus replication  Satellites may accelerate symptoms of helper virus, or may lessen symptoms  Satellite RNAs fold into secondary structures  Helper viruses do NOT depend on satellites for replication  Little or no nucleotide sequence similarity between satellites and helper virus genome  Satellite viruses o Encode their own capsid protein (only require helper virus for replication) but no replicase o Icosahedral capsid o Do not need to share natural vector with helper virus o Genome = 1200 bases o Linear ssRNA o Satellite tobacco necrosis virus o Satellite tobacco mosaic virus (STMV)  Helper is rod-shaped  The only satellite virus with a helper shaped differently from itself June 2016 o Keep in mind that TMV is rod shaped, the satellite TMV is icosahedral  Satellite RNAs o Requires capsid protein of helper virus to make virions (dependent on helper for encapsidation), and therefore also dependent for transmission o In (ss)satRNAs there is a high degree of base pairing o Large satellite RNAs = 1400 nt o Small linear satellite RNAs = 200-400 nt o Small circular satellite RNAs = 200 -400 nt, rolling-circle replication like viroids (but not independent like viroids!) o Chimeric molecules = Defective interfering RNAs and satellite hybrid  Satellites are often parasitic to the HELPER viruses because they often reduce disease symptoms and interfere with the helper virus replication (because they hijack the helper virus replication machinery)  Satellite genomes are extremely small compared to their helper viruses  Viroids and satellite RNAs both form secondary structures, but the difference is that viroids can replicate by themselves and sat. RNAs cannot  Satellite viruses are slightly larger than satellite RNAs  Most satellite RNAs are NOT related to their helper virus June 2016  Dependoviruses o Aka AAV (Adeno-associated virus) o A satellite virus that is only infectious if the host cell is also infected by Adenovirus or Herpesvirus o ssDNA genome  Hepatitus delta virus (Hepatitis D) o Viroid-like properties, but the Hep. Delta Virus has a larger RNA, is encapsidated, and encodes a virion- associated protein o Can replicate independently o Makes HBV infection worse o Usually if you get Hepatitis B you also get Hepatitis D because they are both encased in the same capsid (because HDV requires HBV as a helper virus)  HDV therefore has satellite-like properties o Replicates in nucleus o Replicates via host DNA-dependent RNA Pol II o Found worldwide [Lecture – Viruses and Cancer]  Cancer = uncontrolled growth of a single cell  Link found between viruses and cancer o Cancer also linked to carcinogens – 80% of cancers caused by carcinogens (tobacco, asbestos, radiation) June 2016 o 20% of cancers due to viruses  Hepatitis B – liver cancer  Hepatitis C – liver cancer  HPV – Cervical cancer  Epstein- Barr  Kaposi’s herpesvirus  Human T-lymphotropic virus types I and II  We already have oncogenes present in our genomes o Viruses activate the cancer-inducing gene in place of the healthy gene  History o Hippocrates – carcinomas o Chimney sweeps – scrotal cancer o Reims, France – first cancer hospital  Early Cancer Research o Bishop and Varmus – found cancerous genes (src gene of RSV) in normal DNA of chickens  Oncogenes are healthy cellular genes, after viral infection they are hijacked  The genes are originally healthy genes, and become cancerous AFTER viral infection  leads to uncontrollable cell growth o Ellerman and Bang – showed that “filterable agents” could produce tumors in chickens June 2016 o Rous – showed that a bacteria-free filtrate caused sarcomas in chickens  The agent became known as Rous Sarcoma Virus (retrovirus)  Oncogene – a gene that is already present in the host and has the potential to convert a normal cell to a cancerous cell  Viral oncogene – the gene within the virus that is responsible for turning the host oncogene into a cancerous gene  Proto-oncogene – host genes that promote NORMAL GROWTH and division of cells  Tumor suppressor genes – suppress conversion of normal cell to cancer cell  viruses turn these genes off  Cell transformation -- change of morphological, biochemical, or growth properties of a cell  Cancer cells can spread through the bloodstream and lymphatic system to other parts of the body  Metastasis – when cancerous cell spread  Benign tumor – highly unlikely that the cells will grow and spread  Cancer cells in vitro (lab) o Cancer cells require less serum in medium to grow o Genetic changes – polyploidy, high levels of telomerases o Metabolic changes – grow rapidly  DNA Tumor viruses June 2016 o Shope discovered first DNA tumor virus – rabbit fibromas o Differ from RNA tumor viruses in structure, genome organization, and replication strategies o Viral oncogenes are essential for viral replication o Oncogenes of small DNA tumor viruses do not have cellular homologs o HBV  Causes chronic hepatitis, progresses to liver cancer  Infects hepatocytes of liver  HBV vaccine was FIRST vaccine to prevent a “cancer” o HCV o Adenovirus  EBV o Aka Human Herpes Virus 4 o Causes mononucleosis  teens usually infected o Named after 2 people, Epstein and Barr o Was isolated from lymphoma samples collected by Burkitt  Lymphoma called Burkitt’s lymphoma  Most odten infects children in central Africa June 2016  Weakens immune system (infects B Lymphocytes) o 95% of the population in US between 35-40 are persistently infected with EBV  Kaposi’s Sarcoma o Aka Human Herpesvirus 8 o Causes skin cancer o Virus is the cause o Most often in elderly men of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, or Eastern European descent, or AIDS patients  HPV o Often infects sexually active individuals o Over 100 types o High-risk types cause cervical cancers, and other types of cancers o HPV vaccine: second vaccine available to prevent cancer  Merck GARDASIL  Adenoviruses o Animal DNA tumor viruses o Isolated from human adenoids o 47 types o Some can cause malignant tumors in baby rodents June 2016 o E1A and E1B genes transform rodent cell lines  SV-40 (Simian Vacuolating Virus) o Isolated from primary African green monkey kidney cells o Isolated accidentally by Sweet and Hilleman during testing of poliovirus vaccine o Did not cause CPE (cytopathic effects)  NO cell changes o dsDNA, icosahedral o Frequently contaminated rhesus monkey kidney cell culture o Is a polyomavirus  Polyomaviruses found in humans o Jamestown Canyon Virus (JCV) o BK virus (BKV) o Cause tumors in animals and AIDS patients  Mouth Cancer and Oral Sex o Can be caused by chewing tobacco  Link found between cancer and obesity


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