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Intracellular Events and Cell Fate in Filovirus Infection
AbstractMarburg and Ebola viruses cause a severe hemorrhagic disease in humans with high fatality rates. Early target cells of filoviruses are monocytes, macrophages, and dendritic cells. The infection spreads to the liver, spleen and later other organs by blood and lymph flow. A hallmark of filovirus infection is the depletion of non-infected lymphocytes; however, the molecular mechanisms leading to the observed bystander lymphocyte apoptosis are poorly understood. Also, there is limited knowledge about the fate of infected cells in filovirus disease. In this review we will explore what is known about the intracellular events leading to virus amplification and cell damage in filovirus infection. Furthermore, we will discuss how cellular dysfunction and cell death may correlate with disease pathogenesis.
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Olejnik, J.; Ryabchikova, E.; Corley, R.B.; Mühlberger, E. Intracellular Events and Cell Fate in Filovirus Infection. Viruses 2011, 3, 1501-1531.View more citation formats
Olejnik J, Ryabchikova E, Corley RB, Mühlberger E. Intracellular Events and Cell Fate in Filovirus Infection. Viruses. 2011; 3(8):1501-1531.Chicago/Turabian Style
Olejnik, Judith; Ryabchikova, Elena; Corley, Ronald B.; Mühlberger, Elke. 2011. "Intracellular Events and Cell Fate in Filovirus Infection." Viruses 3, no. 8: 1501-1531.