Reactome: A Curated Pathway Database

vRNP Assembly (R-HSA-192905) [Homo sapiens]


For each of eight gene segments, a viral ribonucleoprotein (vRNP), containing a viral negative-sense RNA (vRNA) segment complexed with nucleoprotein (NP) and the trimeric influenza polymerase (PB1, PB2, and PA), is assembled in the nucleus (Braam, 1983; Jones, 1986; Cros, 2003; reviewed in Buolo, 2006). The vRNP functions in three modes (reviewed in Mikulasova, 2000; Neumann, 2004): (1) transcription, which synthesizes viral messenger RNA from the vRNA template using as primers 5' ends of cellular mRNAs containing the cap; (2) replication, which produces positive-sense complementary RNA (cRNA) and subsequently vRNA, both complexed with NP and the trimeric polymerase; or (3), the vRNP is exported from the nucleus into the cytoplasm and is incorporated into assembling virions at the plasma membrane.

Additional Information
Compartment nucleoplasm
Name Identifier Synonyms
influenza 8469 [Influenza with other manifestations (disorder), Influenza with other manifestations NOS (disorder), flu, Influenza with other manifestations, Influenza with non-respiratory manifestation (disorder), influenza with non-respiratory manifestation]