matrix protein


Gene Symbol: matrix protein
Description: hydrophobic protein on inner leaflet of membrane; inhibits transcription
Alias: hydrophobic protein on inner leaflet of membrane, inhibits transcription, matrix protein
Species: Measles virus
Products:     matrix protein

Top Publications

  1. Wardrop E, Briedis D. Characterization of V protein in measles virus-infected cells. J Virol. 1991;65:3421-8 pubmed
  2. Cattaneo R, Kaelin K, Baczko K, Billeter M. Measles virus editing provides an additional cysteine-rich protein. Cell. 1989;56:759-64 pubmed
    ..A smaller fraction of transcripts contain several additional G residues...
  3. Bellini W, Englund G, Richardson C, Rozenblatt S, Lazzarini R. Matrix genes of measles virus and canine distemper virus: cloning, nucleotide sequences, and deduced amino acid sequences. J Virol. 1986;58:408-16 pubmed
    ..Secondary-structure analyses of this shared region indicated a structurally conserved, hydrophobic sequence which possibly interacted with the lipid bilayer. ..
  4. Iwasaki M, Takeda M, Shirogane Y, Nakatsu Y, Nakamura T, Yanagi Y. The matrix protein of measles virus regulates viral RNA synthesis and assembly by interacting with the nucleocapsid protein. J Virol. 2009;83:10374-83 pubmed publisher
    ..Consequently, our results indicate that the M protein regulates MV RNA synthesis and assembly via its interaction with the N protein...
  5. Wakimoto H, Shimodo M, Satoh Y, Kitagawa Y, Takeuchi K, Gotoh B, et al. F-actin modulates measles virus cell-cell fusion and assembly by altering the interaction between the matrix protein and the cytoplasmic tail of hemagglutinin. J Virol. 2013;87:1974-84 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results indicate that F-actin in association with the M protein alters the interaction between the M and H proteins, thereby modulating MV cell-cell fusion and assembly...
  6. Takeuchi K, Miyajima N, Kobune F, Tashiro M. Comparative nucleotide sequence analyses of the entire genomes of B95a cell-isolated and vero cell-isolated measles viruses from the same patient. Virus Genes. 2000;20:253-7 pubmed
    ..These results indicated that nucleotide difference(s) in the P/V/C or/and M gene, and not H gene, was responsible for the different cell tropism and pathogenicity of MV in this case...
  7. Reuter T, Weissbrich B, Schneider Schaulies S, Schneider Schaulies J. RNA interference with measles virus N, P, and L mRNAs efficiently prevents and with matrix protein mRNA enhances viral transcription. J Virol. 2006;80:5951-7 pubmed publisher
    ..5 so that the genome-to-mRNA ratio was constant. These findings indicate that M acts as a negative regulator of viral polymerase activity, affecting mRNA transcription and genome replication to the same extent...
  8. Pohl C, Duprex W, Krohne G, Rima B, Schneider Schaulies S. Measles virus M and F proteins associate with detergent-resistant membrane fractions and promote formation of virus-like particles. J Gen Virol. 2007;88:1243-50 pubmed publisher
    ..Thus, DRM recruitment of MV F and M proteins and their ability to drive particle formation are not correlated...
  9. Jiang D, Ide Y, Nagano Fujii M, Shoji I, Hotta H. Single-point mutations of the M protein of a measles virus variant obtained from a patient with subacute sclerosing panencephalitis critically affect solubility and subcellular localization of the M protein and cell-free virus production. Microbes Infect. 2009;11:467-75 pubmed publisher

More Information


  1. Dong J, Saito A, Mine Y, Sakuraba Y, Nibe K, Goto Y, et al. Adaptation of wild-type measles virus to cotton rat lung cells: E89K mutation in matrix protein contributes to its fitness. Virus Genes. 2009;39:330-4 pubmed publisher
    ..The results revealed that the E89K mutation in the M protein plays a key role in wtMeV adaptation in cotton rat and CRL cells...
  2. Bellini W, Englund G, Rozenblatt S, Arnheiter H, Richardson C. Measles virus P gene codes for two proteins. J Virol. 1985;53:908-19 pubmed
    ..Using immunofluorescent microscopy, we localized the C protein in the nucleus and in cytoplasmic inclusions within the infected cells...
  3. Rima B, Duprex W. The measles virus replication cycle. Curr Top Microbiol Immunol. 2009;329:77-102 pubmed