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Envelope small membrane protein

UniProtKB accession:  P59637
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UniProtKB description:  Plays a central role in virus morphogenesis and assembly. Acts as a viroporin and self-assembles in host membranes forming pentameric protein-lipid pores that allow ion transport. Also plays a role in the induction of apoptosis (By similarity). Activates the host NLRP3 inflammasome, leading to IL-1beta overproduction.
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