Jan 2013 PloS one

Altered protein networks and cellular pathways in severe west nile disease in mice.

Auteurs

Fraisier C, Camoin L, Lim SM, Lim S, Bakli M, Belghazi M, Fourquet P, Granjeaud S, Osterhaus AD, Koraka P, Martina B, Almeras L

Résumé

The recent West Nile virus (WNV) outbreaks in developed countries, including Europe and the United States, have been associated with significantly higher neuropathology incidence and mortality rate than previously documented. The changing epidemiology, the constant risk of (re-)emergence of more virulent WNV strains, and the lack of effective human antiviral therapy or vaccines makes understanding the pathogenesis of severe disease a priority. Thus, to gain insight into the pathophysiological processes in severe WNV infection, a kinetic analysis of protein expression profiles in the brain of WNV-infected mice was conducted using samples prior to and after the onset of clinical symptoms.

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