What is Influenza A (NP)?

The Nucleoprotein (NP) is a structural protein and encapsidates the negative strand RNA of influenza A into ribonucleoproteins (RNP). NP plays a role in replication, transcription, RNA packaging, and nuclear trafficking. The NP does not only interact with the RNA, but also the viral polymerase, the M protein, and several host factors. 

Alternative analyte names:Nucleoprotein, NP (of influenza A)
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