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West Nile virus (WNV) is a neurotropic, blood-borne flavivirus that can cause serious neurological disease in humans and animals. While significant progress has been made in identifying virus-encoded pathogenic determinants, very little is known regarding how these viral proteins interact with...
Despite their small size and apparent simplicity, viruses are capable of causing mass casualties, political turmoil, and global economic shut down. Due to their minimal genome (~10–12 kb), arboviruses such as Zika (ZIKV), Dengue (DENV), and Mayaro (MAYV) depend on many host molecules for...
The introduction of WNV into North America in 1999 was followed by rapid spread throughout the continent. Today, WNV is an endemic pathogen in the west, with thousands of cases of severe infection reported annually. In addition to traditional vaccine research, there is an urgent need to...