Lorraine M. Albritton, Ph.D., B.S.

Dept of Micr, Immun, & Biochem
Medical Education

MEMPHIS TN 381630000
Tel: (901) 448-5521


  • Ph.D., Oak Ridge Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Biochemistry
  • B.S., Northeast Louisiana University, LA, Physic


  1. Ryu, BY, Zavorotinskaya, T, Trentin, B, Albritton, LM. The block to membrane fusion differs with the site of ligand insertion in modified retroviral envelope proteins. J Gen Virol, 89 (Pt 4), 1049-58, 2008.
  2. Kumar, P, Nachagari, D, Fields, C, Franks, J, Albritton, LM. Host cell cathepsins potentiate Moloney murine leukemia virus infection. J Virol, 81 (19), 10506-14, 2007.
  3. Qian, Z, Wang, H, Empig, C, Anderson, WF, Albritton, LM. Complementation of a binding-defective retrovirus by a host cell receptor mutant. J Virol, 78 (11), 5766-72, 2004.
  4. Qian, Z, Albritton, LM. An aromatic side chain is required at residue 8 of SU for fusion of ecotropic murine leukemia virus. J Virol, 78 (1), 508-12, 2004.
  5. Zavorotinskaya, T, Qian, Z, Franks, J, Albritton, LM. A point mutation in the binding subunit of a retroviral envelope protein arrests virus entry at hemifusion. J Virol, 78 (1), 473-81, 2004.
  6. Qian, Z, Donald, R, Wang, H, Chen, Q, Albritton, LM. Identification of a critical basic residue on the ecotropic murine leukemia virus receptor. J Virol, 77 (15), 8596-601, 2003.
  7. Jeetendra, E, Robison, CS, Albritton, LM, Whitt, MA. The membrane-proximal domain of vesicular stomatitis virus G protein functions as a membrane fusion potentiator and can induce hemifusion. J Virol, 76 (23), 12300-11, 2002.
  8. Kizhatil, K, Albritton, LM. System y+ localizes to different membrane subdomains in the basolateral plasma membrane of epithelial cells. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol, 283 (6), C1784-94, 2002.
  9. Kizhatil, K, Gromley, A, Albritton, LM. Two point mutations produce infectious retrovirus bearing a green fluorescent protein-SU fusion protein. J Virol, 75 (23), 11881-5, 2001.
  10. Zavorotinskaya, T, Albritton, LM. Two point mutations increase targeted transduction and stabilize vector association of a modified retroviral envelope protein. Mol Ther, 3 (3), 323-8, 2001.
  11. Zavorotinskaya, T, Albritton, LM. A hydrophobic patch in ecotropic murine leukemia virus envelope protein is the putative binding site for a critical tyrosine residue on the cellular receptor. J Virol, 73 (12), 10164-72, 1999.
  12. Zavorotinskaya, T, Albritton, LM. Failure To cleave murine leukemia virus envelope protein does not preclude its incorporation in virions and productive virus-receptor interaction. J Virol, 73 (7), 5621-9, 1999.
  13. Zavorotinskaya, T, Albritton, LM. Suppression of a fusion defect by second site mutations in the ecotropic murine leukemia virus surface protein. J Virol, 73 (6), 5034-42, 1999.
  14. Kizhatil, K, Albritton, LM. Requirements for different components of the host cell cytoskeleton distinguish ecotropic murine leukemia virus entry via endocytosis from entry via surface fusion. J Virol, 71 (10), 7145-56, 1997.
  15. Malhotra, S, Scott, AG, Zavorotinskaya, T, Albritton, LM. Analysis of the murine ecotropic leukemia virus receptor reveals a common biochemical determinant on diverse cell surface receptors that is essential to retrovirus entry. J Virol, 70 (1), 321-6, 1996.