Herpes virus tegument protein (IPR010077)

Short name: Herpes_virus_tegument

Overlapping homologous superfamilies


Family relationships



This is a family of major tegument proteins from Herpesviruses. Herpesvirus tegument proteins counteract the intrinsic anti-viral defenses and support the early steps of infection. BNRF1 is the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) major tegument protein and plays an important role in viral transport from the endosomes to the nucleus [PMID: 16973549]. Furthermore, it supports EBV early infection by interacting with host nuclear protein Daxx and disrupting the formation of the Daxx-ATRX chromatin remodeling complex [PMID: 22102817].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0075733 intracellular transport of virus

Molecular Function

No terms assigned in this category.

Cellular Component

GO:0019033 viral tegument

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.