In situ inflammasome activation results in severe damage to the central nervous system in fatal Zika virus microcephaly cases
Zika virus (ZIKV) has caused substantial concern worldwide owing to its association with severe birth defects, such as microcephaly and other congenital malformations. Inflammasomes, i.e., multi-protein complexes that ...
Yellow fever virus modulates cytokine mRNA expression and induces activation of caspase 3/7 in the human hepatocarcinoma cell line HepG2
(Springer Verlag, 2019)
Yellow fever virus (YFV) penetrates the skin through the bite of a vector mosquito and spreads to various organs, mainly the liver, where it causes lesions and induces necrosis and apoptosis. We evaluated the mRNA expression ...
The innate immune response in Zika virus infection
Zika virus (ZIKV; Flaviviridae, Flavivirus) was discovered in 1947 in Uganda, Africa, from the serum of a sentinel Rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta). It is an enveloped, positive‐sense, single‐stranded RNA virus, which encodes ...