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Research Article

Vaccinia Protein F12 Has Structural Similarity to Kinesin Light Chain and Contains a Motor Binding Motif Required for Virion Export

  • Gareth W. Morgan,

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Michael Hollinshead,

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Brian J. Ferguson,

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Brendan J. Murphy,

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • David C. J. Carpentier,

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Geoffrey L. Smith mail

    geoffrey.l.smith@imperial.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Virology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: February 26, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000785

About the Authors

Gareth W. Morgan, Michael Hollinshead, Brian J. Ferguson, Brendan J. Murphy, David C. J. Carpentier, Geoffrey L. Smith
Department of Virology, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: geoffrey.l.smith@imperial.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: GWM MH BJF BJM DCJC GLS. Performed the experiments: GWM MH BJF BJM DCJC. Analyzed the data: GWM MH BJF BJM DCJC GLS. Wrote the paper: GWM MH BJF GLS.