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Vaccines 2017, 5(3), 30;

Host Transcriptional Response to Ebola Virus Infection

Department of Microbiology, Bioinformatics Program, National Emerging Infectious Disease Laboratories, Boston University, Boston, MA 02118, USA
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Academic Editors: Angela L. Rasmussen and Juliet Morrison
Received: 4 August 2017 / Revised: 12 September 2017 / Accepted: 12 September 2017 / Published: 20 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Host Responses to Viral Infection)
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Ebola virus disease (EVD) is a serious illness that causes severe disease in humans and non-human primates (NHPs) and has mortality rates up to 90%. EVD is caused by the Ebolavirus and currently there are no licensed therapeutics or vaccines to treat EVD. Due to its high mortality rates and potential as a bioterrorist weapon, a better understanding of the disease is of high priority. Multiparametric analysis techniques allow for a more complete understanding of a disease and the host response. Analysis of RNA species present in a sample can lead to a greater understanding of activation or suppression of different states of the immune response. Transcriptomic analyses such as microarrays and RNA-Sequencing (RNA-Seq) have been important tools to better understand the global gene expression response to EVD. In this review, we outline the current knowledge gained by transcriptomic analysis of EVD. View Full-Text
Keywords: Ebola virus disease; host response; transcriptomic; RNA-Seq; microarray; immune response Ebola virus disease; host response; transcriptomic; RNA-Seq; microarray; immune response

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