Journal article

Antiviral responses of arthropod vectors: an update on recent advances.

Claudia Rückert, Lesley Bell-Sakyi, John K Fazakerley, Rennos Fragkoudis

VirusDisease | Published : 2014

Abstract

Arthropod vectors, such as mosquitoes, ticks, biting midges and sand flies, transmit many viruses that can cause outbreaks of disease in humans and animals around the world. Arthropod vector species are invading new areas due to globalisation and environmental changes, and contact between exotic animal species, humans and arthropod vectors is increasing, bringing with it the regular emergence of new arboviruses. For future strategies to control arbovirus transmission, it is important to improve our understanding of virus-vector interactions. In the last decade knowledge of arthropod antiviral immunity has increased rapidly. RNAi has been proposed as the most important antiviral response in m..

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Grants

Awarded by Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council