Frontiers in Microbiology
Frontiers Media SA
Membrane association is a hallmark of the genome replication of positive-strand RNA viruses [(+)RNA viruses]. All well-studied (+)RNA viruses remodel host membranes and lipid metabolism through orchestrated virus-host interactions to create a suitable microenvironment to survive and thrive in host cells. Recent research has shown that host lipids, as major components of cellular membranes, play key roles in the replication of multiple (+)RNA viruses. This review focuses on how (+)RNA viruses manipulate host lipid synthesis and metabolism to facilitate their genomic RNA replication, and how interference with the cellular lipid metabolism affects viral replication.
lipid metabolism, phospholipids, membrane association, positive-strand RNA virus, viral RNA replication
Repository citation: Zhang, Zhenlu; He, Guijuan; Filipowicz, Natalie A.; Randall, Glenn; Belov, George A.; Kopek, Benjamin G.; and Wang, Xiaofeng, "Host Lipids in Positive-Strand RNA Virus Genome Replication" (2019). Faculty Publications. Paper 1473.
Published in: Frontiers in Microbiology, Volume 10, Issue 286, February 26, 2019, pages 1-18. Copyright © 2019 Frontiers Media SA, Lausanne, Switzerland.