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Mosquito Immunity against Arboviruses

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Genome Institute of Singapore, 60 Biopolis Street, #02-01 Genome, Singapore 138672, Singapore
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Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 615 N. Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
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Viruses 2014, 6(11), 4479-4504; https://doi.org/10.3390/v6114479
Received: 29 October 2014 / Revised: 30 October 2014 / Accepted: 11 November 2014 / Published: 19 November 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Interactions between Arboviruses and Arthropod Vectors)
Arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) pose a significant threat to global health, causing human disease with increasing geographic range and severity. The recent availability of the genome sequences of medically important mosquito species has kick-started investigations into the molecular basis of how mosquito vectors control arbovirus infection. Here, we discuss recent findings concerning the role of the mosquito immune system in antiviral defense, interactions between arboviruses and fundamental cellular processes such as apoptosis and autophagy, and arboviral suppression of mosquito defense mechanisms. This knowledge provides insights into co-evolutionary processes between vector and virus and also lays the groundwork for the development of novel arbovirus control strategies that target the mosquito vector. View Full-Text
Keywords: mosquito; arbovirus; innate immunity mosquito; arbovirus; innate immunity
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Sim, S.; Jupatanakul, N.; Dimopoulos, G. Mosquito Immunity against Arboviruses. Viruses 2014, 6, 4479-4504.

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