Biomolecular NMR Assignments

, Volume 13, Issue 1, pp 195–199 | Cite as

NMR chemical shift assignment of the C-terminal region of the Menangle virus phosphoprotein

  • N. Herr
  • M. N. Webby
  • E. M. M. Bulloch
  • M. Schmitz
  • R. L. KingstonEmail author


Menangle virus is a bat-borne paramyxovirus with zoonotic potential. The single-stranded RNA genome of the virus is encapsidated in a helical nucleocapsid which is the template for both transcription and genome replication. Each of these operations is performed by the viral RNA polymerase. The phosphoprotein is the non-catalytic subunit of the polymerase, and its C-terminal region enables the polymerase to engage with the nucleocapsid. Here, we report the 1H, 15N, and 13C chemical shift assignments of the C-terminal region (amino acids 267–388) of the Menangle virus phosphoprotein. This region has a bipartite character, with a highly flexible and structurally disordered sequence preceding a structured nucleocapsid-binding domain. NMR chemical shift assignment will enable the detailed characterization of the dynamic behavior of the phosphoprotein, and its functional linkage with polymerase translocation.


Rubulavirus Negative-sense single stranded RNA viruses RNA-dependent RNA polymerase Intrinsically disordered proteins 



We thank Junji Iwahara (UTMB) for the sharing of pulse programs. This work was funded by a RSNZ Marsden Grant (UOA1202).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Biological SciencesThe University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.School of Chemical SciencesThe University of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand

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