Relevant Publications

Liu, Y., Betts, M.J., Lei, J., Wei, G., Bao, Q., Kehl, T., Russell, R.B. and Löchelt, M. 2016. Mutagenesis of N-terminal residues of feline foamy virus Gag reveals non-overlapping functions during capsid formation, particle assembly and budding. Retrovirology 13: 57; DOI: 10.1186/s12977-016-0291-8

Bao, Q., Hipp, M., Hugo, A., Lei, J., Liu, Y., Kehl, T., Hechler, T, Löchelt, M. 2015. In vitro evolution of Bovine Foamy Virus variants with enhanced cell-free virus titers and transmission. VIRUSES 7: 5855-5874.

Lei, J., Osen, W., Gardyan, A., Hotz-Wagenblatt, A., Wei. G., Gissmann, L., Eichmüller, S., and Löchelt, M. 2015. Replication-competent foamy virus vaccine vectors as novel epitope scaffolds for immunotherapy. POLS One. 10(9): e0138458. doi: 10.1371.

Whisnant, A. W., Kehl, T., Bao, Q., Materniak, M., Kuzmak, J., Löchelt, M., and Cullen, B. R. 2014. Identification of novel, highly expressed retroviral microRNAs in cells infected by bovine foamy virus. J. Virol. 88: 4679-4686.

Slavkovic Lukic, D., Hotz-Wagenblatt, A., Lei, J., Räthe, A.-M., Mühle, M., Denner, J., Münk, C. and Löchelt, M. 2013. Identification of the feline foamy virus Bet domain essential for APOBEC3 counteraction. Retrovirology 24: 10(1):76. doi: 10.1186/1742-4690-10-76.

Materniak, M., Hechler, T., Löchelt, M. and Kuzmak, J. 2013. Similar patterns of infection with bovine foamy virus in experimentally inoculated calves and sheep. J. Virol. 87: 3516-3525.

Chareza, S., Slavkovic Lukic, D., Räthe, A.-M., Münk, C, Zabogli, E., Pistello, M. and Löchelt, M. 2012. Molecular and functional interactions of cat APOBEC3 and feline foamy and immunodeficiency virus proteins: different ways to counteract host-encoded restriction. Virology 424: 138-146.

Liu, Y., Kim, Y.-B. and Löchelt, M. 2011. N-terminally myristoylated Feline Foamy Virus Gag allows Env-independent budding of sub-viral particles. Viruses 3: 2223-2237.

Liu, W., Backes P., and Löchelt, M. 2009. Importance of the major splice donor and redefinition of cis-acting sequences of gutless feline foamy virus vectors. Virology 394: 208-217.

Bastone, P., Romen, F., Liu, W., Wirtz, R., Koch, U., Josephson, N., Langbein, S. and Löchelt, M. 2007. Construction and Characterization of Efficient, Stable, and Safe Replication-Deficient Foamy Virus Vectors. Gene Therapy 14: 613-620.

Bastone, P., Bravo, I. G. and Löchelt, M. 2006. Feline Foamy Virus-Mediated Marker Gene Transfer: Identification of Essential Genetic Elements and Influence of Truncated and Chimeric Proteins. Virology 348: 190-199.

Löchelt, M., Romen, F., Bastone, P., Muckenfuss, H., Kirchner, N., Kim, Y.-B., Truyen, U., Rösler, U., Battenberg, M., Saib, A., Flory, E., Cichutek, K., and Münk, C. 2005. The anti-retroviral activity of APOBEC3 is inhibited by the foamy virus accessory Bet protein. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 102: 7982-7987.

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