Alphaviruses and their role in elucidating antiviral responses in mosquitoes

McFarlane, M. and Kohl, A. (2016) Alphaviruses and their role in elucidating antiviral responses in mosquitoes. In: Mahalingam, S., Herrero, L. and Herring, B. (eds.) Alphaviruses: Current Biology. Caister Academic Press, pp. 77-88. ISBN 9781910190159 (doi:10.21775/9781910190159.05)

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The interaction between mosquito vectors and arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) such as alphaviruses of the Togaviridae family has long been of central interest to virologists. Indeed, the infection-induced processes and outcomes appear to differ considerably between vertebrate and arthropod hosts. Control of arbovirus infection in mosquitoes by host immune responses is beginning to be elucidated. Much of this progress is due to research using alphaviruses. Additionally, the detailed understanding of their replicative processes, and also the sophisticated molecular tools available to manipulate these viruses, have been used to great advantage. This chapter will give insights into the interactions of alphaviruses with vector immunity, and the nature of these responses.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kohl, Professor Alain
Authors: McFarlane, M., and Kohl, A.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Publisher:Caister Academic Press

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