Journal article

Shaping the flavivirus replication complex: It is curvaceous!

Turgut E Aktepe, Jason M Mackenzie

Cellular Microbiology | WILEY | Published : 2018


Flavivirus replication is intimately involved with remodelled membrane organelles that are compartmentalised for different functions during their life cycle. Recent advances in lipid analyses and gene depletion have identified a number of host components that enable efficient virus replication in infected cells. Here, we describe the current understanding on the role and contribution of host lipids and membrane bending proteins to flavivirus replication, with a particular focus on the components that bend and shape the membrane bilayer to induce the flavivirus-induced organelles characteristic of infection.