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Pathogens 2019, 8(1), 17; https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens8010017

Virus–Host Interactions Involved in Lassa Virus Entry and Genome Replication

Centro de Virología Animal (CEVAN), CONICET-SENASA, Av Sir Alexander Fleming 1653, Martínez, Provincia de Buenos Aires B1640CSI, Argentina
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Received: 21 December 2018 / Revised: 25 January 2019 / Accepted: 26 January 2019 / Published: 29 January 2019
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Abstract

Lassa virus (LASV) is the causative agent of Lassa fever, a human hemorrhagic disease associated with high mortality and morbidity rates, particularly prevalent in West Africa. Over the past few years, a significant amount of novel information has been provided on cellular factors that are determinant elements playing a role in arenavirus multiplication. In this review, we focus on host proteins that intersect with the initial steps of the LASV replication cycle: virus entry and genome replication. A better understanding of relevant virus–host interactions essential for sustaining these critical steps may help to identify possible targets for the rational design of novel therapeutic approaches against LASV and other arenaviruses that cause severe human disease. View Full-Text
Keywords: Lassa fever; arenavirus; LASV; virus–host interactions; entry; replication Lassa fever; arenavirus; LASV; virus–host interactions; entry; replication
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Loureiro, M.E.; D’Antuono, A.; López, N. Virus–Host Interactions Involved in Lassa Virus Entry and Genome Replication. Pathogens 2019, 8, 17.

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