Genomes and Genes


Christopher D Richardson


Affiliation: Dalhousie University
Country: Canada


  1. Jassey A, Liu C, Changou C, Richardson C, Hsu H, Lin L. Hepatitis C Virus Non-Structural Protein 5A (NS5A) Disrupts Mitochondrial Dynamics and Induces Mitophagy. Cells. 2019;8: pubmed publisher
    ..Our results, therefore, identified a new role for NS5A as an important regulator of HCV-induced mitophagy and have implications to broadening our understanding of the HCV-mitophagy interplay. ..
  2. Lin L, Chung C, Hsu W, Chang S, Hung T, Shields J, et al. Saikosaponin b2 is a naturally occurring terpenoid that efficiently inhibits hepatitis C virus entry. J Hepatol. 2015;62:541-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Due to its potency, SSb2 may be of value for development as an antagonist of HCV entry and could be explored as prophylactic treatment during the course of liver transplantation. ..
  3. Lin L, Richardson C. The Host Cell Receptors for Measles Virus and Their Interaction with the Viral Hemagglutinin (H) Protein. Viruses. 2016;8: pubmed
    ..Although CD46 is also upregulated on many tumors, it is less useful as a target for cancer therapy, since normal human cells express this protein on their surfaces. ..
  4. Ha M, Delpeut S, Noyce R, Sisson G, Black K, Lin L, et al. Mutations in the Fusion Protein of Measles Virus That Confer Resistance to the Membrane Fusion Inhibitors Carbobenzoxy-d-Phe-l-Phe-Gly and 4-Nitro-2-Phenylacetyl Amino-Benzamide. J Virol. 2017;91: pubmed publisher
    ..Knowledge gained from these studies could help in the design of new inhibitors against morbilliviruses and provide additional knowledge concerning the mechanism of virus-mediated membrane fusion. ..
  5. Delpeut S, Sisson G, Black K, Richardson C. Measles Virus Enters Breast and Colon Cancer Cell Lines through a PVRL4-Mediated Macropinocytosis Pathway. J Virol. 2017;91: pubmed publisher
    ..Our findings provide new insight into the life cycle of MeV, which may lead to the development of therapies that block the entry of the virus into the host cell or alternatively promote the uptake of oncolytic MeV into cancer cells. ..
  6. Delpeut S, Noyce R, Richardson C. The V domain of dog PVRL4 (nectin-4) mediates canine distemper virus entry and virus cell-to-cell spread. Virology. 2014;454-455:109-17 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, four key amino acid residues within the V domain of dog PVRL4 and two within the CDV hemagglutinin were shown to be essential for receptor-mediated virus entry. ..