VP40, Matrix protein VP40
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Promotes virus assembly and budding by interacting with host proteins of the multivesicular body pathway. May facilitate virus budding by interacting with the nucleocapsid and the plasma membrane. Specific interactions with membrane-associated GP and VP24 during the budding process may also occur. The hexamer form seems to be involved in budding. The octamer form binds RNA, and may play a role in genome replication. Monomer, homo-hexamer or homo-octamer. Membrane association induces conformational switch from monomer to hexamer. Interacts with host TSG101. Homo-hexamer interacts with the WW domain 3 of host NEDD4. Interacts with the nucleoprotein. May interact with VP35.