The Interplay of Viral and Host Factors in Chikungunya Virus Infection: Targets for Antiviral Strategies

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The Interplay of Viral and Host Factors in Chikungunya Virus Infection: Targets for Antiviral Strategies
Title:
The Interplay of Viral and Host Factors in Chikungunya Virus Infection: Targets for Antiviral Strategies
Journal Title:
Viruses
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Publication Date:
30 May 2018
Citation:
Wong KZ, Chu JJH. The Interplay of Viral and Host Factors in Chikungunya Virus Infection: Targets for Antiviral Strategies. Viruses. 2018; 10(6):294.
Abstract:
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) has re-emerged as one of the many medically important arboviruses that have spread rampantly across the world in the past decade. Infected patients come down with acute fever and rashes, and a portion of them suffer from both acute and chronic arthralgia. Currently, there are no targeted therapeutics against this debilitating virus. One approach to develop potential therapeutics is by understanding the viral-host interactions. However, to date, there has been limited research undertaken in this area. In this review, we attempt to briefly describe and update the functions of the different CHIKV proteins and their respective interacting host partners. In addition, we also survey the literature for other reported host factors and pathways involved during CHIKV infection. There is a pressing need for an in-depth understanding of the interaction between the host environment and CHIKV in order to generate potential therapeutics.
License type:
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Funding Info:
We acknowledge support from MOE Tier 2 2017 (MOE 2017-T2-1-078) awarded to Justin Jang Hann Chu.
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ISSN:
1999-4915
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