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Rozanne M. Sandri-Goldin

Professor, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
School of Medicine

Chair, Microbiology & Molecular Genetics
School of Medicine

PH.D., Johns Hopkins University

Phone: (949) 824-7570, 7086
Fax: (949) 824-9054
Email: rmsandri@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
B250, B280 Med Sci
Mail Code: 4025
Irvine, CA 92697-4025

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ICP27, regulatory protein, HSV-1, mRNA processing, RNA export, RNA splicing, virus-host interactions
URL M&MG web page
NIH Research Career Development Award
Athalie Clark Award
Elected to the American Academy of Microbiology
President of the American Society for Virology, 2009-2010
Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Appointments Editor, Journal of Virology, 2001-2010
Editorial Board, Virology 1998-present
Board of Editors, mBio 2010-present
Editorial Board,Current Opinion in Virology 2010-present
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Virology, 2012-2017
The studies in my lab are focused on a multifunctional regulatory protein of herpes simplex virus (HSV-1) termed ICP27. ICP27 is required for all stages of viral gene expression from transcription through RNA processing and export to translation. It performs these many functions by interacting with a number of cellular proteins and by binding viral RNA. ICP27 mediates the inhibition of host cell pre-mRNA splicing, which contributes to the shut-off of host protein synthesis. ICP27 recruits cellular RNA polymerase II to viral sites of transcription/replication to promote efficient viral transcription. ICP27 recruits cellular mRNA export proteins to viral transcription/replication sites to facilitate efficient viral RNA export. ICP27 itself binds viral RNA and directs it to the TAP/NXF1 mRNA export receptor and accompanies the mRNP through the nuclear pore complex to the cytoplasm, where it then recruits translation initiation factors to stimulate translation of viral transcripts.
We are directing our studies toward defining the full composition of ICP27-multiprotein complexes required for successful viral replication and towards understanding how the interaction of ICP27 with these different complexes is regulated.
Publications Johnson, L.A. and R.M. Sandri-Goldin. 2009. Efficient nuclear export of herpes simplex virus 1 transcripts requires both RNA binding by ICP27 and ICP27 interaction with TAP/NXF1. J. Virol. 83:1184-1192, doi:10.1128/JVI.02010-08.
  Souki, S.K., P.D. Gershon and R.M. Sandri-Goldin. 2009. Arginine methylation of the ICP27 RGG box regulates ICP27 export and is required for efficient herpes simplex virus 1 replication. J. Virol. 83:5309-5320, doi:10.1128/JVI.00238-09.
  Johnson. L.A., L. Li and R.M. Sandri-Goldin. 2009. The cellular RNA export receptor TAP/NXF1 is required for ICP27- mediated export of herpes simplex virus 1 RNA, whereas, the TREX-complex adaptor protein Aly/REF appears to be dispensable.J. Virol. 83:6335-6346, doi:10.1128/JVI.00375-09.
  Souki, S.K. and R.M. Sandri-Goldin. 2009. Arginine methylation of the ICP27 RGG box regulates the functional interactions of ICP27 with SRPK1 and Aly/REF during herpes simplex virus 1 infection. J. Virol. 83: 8970-8975, doi:10.1128/JVI.00801-09.
  Corbin-Lickfett, K.A., I.B. Chen, M.J. Coco and R.M. Sandri-Goldin. 2009. The HSV-1 ICP27 RGG box specifically binds flexible G-C-rich sequences but not G-quartet structures. Nucleic Acids Res. doi:10.1093/nar/gkp793.
  Kather, A., M.J. Raftery, G. Devi-Rao, J. Lippman, T. Giese, R.M. Sandri-Goldin and G. Schonrich. 2010. Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1)-induced apoptosis in human dendritic cells as a result of downregulation of cellular FLICE-inhibitory protein (c-FLIP) and reduced expression of HSV-1 anti-apoptotic latency associated transcript (LAT) sequences. J. Virol. 84:1034-1046. doi:10.1128/JVI.01409-09
  Rojas, S., Corbin-Lickfett, K.A., L. Escudero-Paunetto and R.M. Sandri-Goldin. 2010. ICP27 phosphorylation site mutants are defective in herpes simplex virus 1 replication and gene expression. J. Virol. 84:2200-2211. doi:10.1128/JVI.00917-09
  Corbin-Lickfett, K.A., S. Rojas, L. Li, M.J. Cocco, and R.M. Sandri-Goldin. 2010. ICP27 phosphorylation site mutants display altered functional interactions with cellular export factors Aly/REF and TAP/NXF1 but are able to bind herpes simplex virus 1 RNA. J. Virol. 84:2212-2222. doi:10.1128/JVI.01388-09.
  Escudero-Paunetto, L. L. Li, F.P. Hernadez and R.M. Sandri-Goldin. 2010. SR proteins SRp20 and 9G8 contribute to efficient export of herpes simplex virus 1 mRNAs. Virology 401:155-164. doi:10.1016/j.virol.2010.02.023
  Hernandez, F.P. and R.M. Sandri-Goldin. 2010. Herpes simplex virus 1 regulatory protein ICP27 undergoes a head-to-tail intramolecular interaction. J. Virol. 84:4124-4135 doi:10.1128/JVI.02319-09
  Corbin-Lickfett, K.A., S.K. Souki, M.J. Cocco and R.M. Sandri-Goldin. 2010. Three arginine residues within the RGG-box are crucial for ICP27 binding to herpes simplex virus 1 GC-rich sequences and for efficient viral RNA export. J. Virol. 84:6367-6376. doi:10.1128/JVI.00509-10.
  Hernandez, F. P., and R. M. Sandri-Goldin. 2010. Head-to-tail intramolecular interaction of herpes simplex virus type 1 regulatory protein ICP27 is important for its interaction with cellular mRNA export receptor TAP/NXF1. mBio 1(5):e00268-1
  Souki, S.K., F.P. Hernandez and R.M. Sandri-Goldin. 2011. Arginine methylation of the RGG box does not appear to regulate ICP27 import during herpes simplex virus infection. J. Virol. 85:6809-6813. doi:10.1128/JVI.00679-11
  Hernandez, F.P. and R.M. Sandri-Goldin. 2011. Bimolecular fluorescence complementation analysis to reveal protein interactions in herpes virus infected cells. Methods 55:182-187. doi:10.1016/j.ymeth.2011.07.003
  Sandri-Goldin, R.M. 2011. The many roles of the highly interactive herpes simplex virus protein ICP27, a key regulator of infection. Future Microbiology.6:1261-1277.
  Tian, X., G. Devi-Rao, A.P. Golovanov and R.M. Sandri-Goldin. 2013. The interaction of the cellular export adaptor protein Aly/REF with ICP27 contributes to the efficiency of herpes simplex virus 1 mRNA export. J. Virol. 87:7210-7217. doi: 10.1128/JVI.00738-13. PMCID: PMC3700301
  Ou, M. and R.M. Sandri-Goldin. 2013. Inhibition of cdk9 during Herpes Simplex Virus 1 Infection Impedes Viral Transcription. PLoS ONE. 8(10): e79007 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0079007 PMCID: PMC3799718
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