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Research Article

Nucleoporin 153 Arrests the Nuclear Import of Hepatitis B Virus Capsids in the Nuclear Basket

  • André Schmitz equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: André Schmitz, Alexandra Schwarz

    Affiliation: Institute of Medical Virology, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany

    Current address: ZLG, Bonn, Germany

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  • Alexandra Schwarz equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: André Schmitz, Alexandra Schwarz

    Affiliation: Institute of Medical Virology, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany

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  • Michael Foss,

    Affiliation: UMR-CNRS 5234 MCMP, Université Bordeaux 2, Bordeaux, France

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  • Lixin Zhou,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Birgit Rabe,

    Affiliation: Institute of Medical Virology, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany

    Current address: AiCuris GmbH & Co. KG, Wuppertal, Germany

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  • Julia Hoellenriegel,

    Affiliation: Institute of Medical Virology, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany

    Current address: MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Miriam Stoeber,

    Affiliation: UMR-CNRS 5234 MCMP, Université Bordeaux 2, Bordeaux, France

    Current address: ETH Zürich, Institute for Biochemistry, Zürich, Switzerland

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  • Nelly Panté,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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  • Michael Kann mail

    michael.kann@u-bordeaux2.fr

    Affiliations: Institute of Medical Virology, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany, UMR-CNRS 5234 MCMP, Université Bordeaux 2, Bordeaux, France

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  • Published: January 29, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000741

About the Authors

André Schmitz, Alexandra Schwarz, Birgit Rabe, Julia Hoellenriegel, Michael Kann
Institute of Medical Virology, Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany
Michael Foss, Miriam Stoeber, Michael Kann
UMR-CNRS 5234 MCMP, Université Bordeaux 2, Bordeaux, France
Lixin Zhou, Nelly Panté
Department of Zoology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: michael.kann@u-bordeaux2.fr

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: N. Panté, M. Kann. Performed the experiments: A. Schmitz, A. Schwarz, M. Foss, L. Zhou, B. Rabe, J. Hoellenriegel, M. Stoeber, N. Panté. Wrote the paper: M. Kann.