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Title: The interplay of viral and host factors in chikungunya virus infection: Targets for antiviral strategies
Authors: Wong K.Z.
Chu J.J.H. 
Keywords: Antiviral; Chikungunya virus; Host factors; Interactions; Potential therapeutics; Viral non-structural proteins; Viral structural proteins
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: MDPI AG
Citation: Wong K.Z., Chu J.J.H. (2018). The interplay of viral and host factors in chikungunya virus infection: Targets for antiviral strategies. Viruses 10 (6) : 1-32. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) has re-emerged as one of the many medically important arboviruses that have spread rampantly across the world in the past decade. Infected patients come down with acute fever and rashes, and a portion of them suffer from both acute and chronic arthralgia. Currently, there are no targeted therapeutics against this debilitating virus. One approach to develop potential therapeutics is by understanding the viral-host interactions. However, to date, there has been limited research undertaken in this area. In this review, we attempt to briefly describe and update the functions of the different CHIKV proteins and their respective interacting host partners. In addition, we also survey the literature for other reported host factors and pathways involved during CHIKV infection. There is a pressing need for an in-depth understanding of the interaction between the host environment and CHIKV in order to generate potential therapeutics. © 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
Source Title: Viruses
ISSN: 19994915
DOI: 10.3390/v10060294
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