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Cellular Attachment and Entry Factors for Chikungunya Virus

Department of Virology, Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, 63225 Langen, Germany
Viruses 2019, 11(11), 1078;
Received: 17 October 2019 / Revised: 14 November 2019 / Accepted: 16 November 2019 / Published: 19 November 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Antivirals & Vaccines)
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is clinically the most relevant member of the Alphavirus genus. Like alphaviruses in general, CHIKV has the capacity to infect a large variety of cells, tissues, and species. This broad host tropism of CHIKV indicates that the virus uses a ubiquitously expressed receptor to infect cells. This review summarizes the current knowledge available on cellular CHIKV receptors and the attachment factors used by CHIKV. View Full-Text
Keywords: alphavirus; chikungunya virus; receptor alphavirus; chikungunya virus; receptor
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Schnierle, B.S. Cellular Attachment and Entry Factors for Chikungunya Virus. Viruses 2019, 11, 1078.

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