PKCδ is required for porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus replication

Haiyan Zhao, Xue kun Guo, Yanmin Bi, Yihui Zhu, Wen hai Feng

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Protein kinase C (PKC) that transduces signals to modulate a wide range of cellular functions has been shown to regulate a number of viral infections. Herein, we showed that inhibition of PKC with the PKC inhibitor GF109203X significantly impaired porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) replication. Inhibition of PKC led to virus yield reduction, which was associated with decreased viral RNA synthesis and lowered virus protein expression. And this inhibitory effect by PKC inhibitor was shown to occur at the early stage of PRRSV infection. Subsequently, we found that PRRSV infection activated PKCδ in PAMs and knockdown of PKCδ by small interfering RNA (siRNA) suppressed PRRSV replication, suggesting that novel PKCδ may play an important factor in PRRSV replication. Taken together, these data imply that PKC is involved in PRRSV infection and beneficial to PRRSV replication, extending our understanding of PRRSV replication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)96-103
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Nov 2014


  • PKCδ
  • Protein kinase C
  • Protein Kinase C inhibitor
  • SiRNA


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