flavivirus flavivirus


  • (n) animal viruses belonging to the family Flaviviridae


  • Research in the News: A viral trick, revealed

    Viruses such as West Nile and dengue have an intriguing way to hijack cells once they have been internalized by the cell. The illustration shows a flavivirus invading a cell by fusing its lipid membrane with the membrane of an endosome, which delivers the viral genetic material into the cytoplasm for replication.  The timing and mechanism of this fusion event are described in a new study in the ...
    on September 10, 2013     Source: Yale University Office of Public Affairs

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  1. "These insights suggest possible mechanisms by which flaviviruses may regulate some distinct replication steps, and might ultimately provide foundations for new anti-flavivirus strategies," Ahlquist said.
    on Aug 1, 2006 By: Paul Ahlquist Source: AScribe (press release)

  2. "The current understanding of alphavirus and flavivirus life cycles at the molecular level is incomplete because we lack a structural foundation for the viral and host proteins involved in RNA replication, how this genome is packaged, and how the...
    on Nov 17, 2009 By: Richard Kuhn Source: PhysOrg.com

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