TABLE 3.

Additional putative functions of 12 of the WSSV structural proteins

ProteinWSSV ORFDomain and signature scan result
Entry nameDatabase/accession no.Inferred function
VP664WSSV419Krr1 familyInterPro/IPR00785140S ribosome biogenesis
VP180aWSSV052S-Adenosylmethionine synthetase, C-terminal domainPfam/PF02773ATP binding
VP136AWSSV3263-Octaprenyl-4-hydroxybenzoate carboxy-lyaseInterPro/IPR002830Ubiquinone biosynthesis
VP73bWSSV275Long hematopoietin receptor, gp130 family 2InterPro/IPR003529Signaling
VP60BWSSV474Adenoviral fiber protein (knob domain)InterPro/IPR000978Virus-specific attachment
VP53BWSSV171Ligand-gated ion channelInterPro/IPR001320Glutamate-gated ion channel activity
VP51AWSSV294Eggshell proteinInterPro/IPR002952Structural component
VP38BWSSV449Restriction endonuclease FokI, recognition domainInterPro/IPR004234DNA binding
VP36BWSSV309Photosystem II reaction center protein psbpInterPro/IPR002683Photoactivation
VP35WSSV019Calx-beta domainInterPro/IPR003644Domain found in Na/Ca exchangers
VP22WSSV359Transcription factor TFIIDInterPro/IPR000814Transcription
VP13AWSSV339Photosystem II reaction center M protein (PsbM)InterPro/IPR007826Photoactivation
  • a VP180 is also a putative collagen-like protein (20).

  • b VP73 was also previously identified by Huang et al. (14) as a putative class I cytokine receptor.