Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences

, Volume 67, Issue 16, pp 2773–2786

Dengue virus life cycle: viral and host factors modulating infectivity

Authors

  • Izabela A. Rodenhuis-Zybert
    • Molecular Virology Section, Department of Medical MicrobiologyUniversity Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen
  • Jan Wilschut
    • Molecular Virology Section, Department of Medical MicrobiologyUniversity Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen
    • Molecular Virology Section, Department of Medical MicrobiologyUniversity Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen
Review

DOI: 10.1007/s00018-010-0357-z

Cite this article as:
Rodenhuis-Zybert, I.A., Wilschut, J. & Smit, J.M. Cell. Mol. Life Sci. (2010) 67: 2773. doi:10.1007/s00018-010-0357-z

Abstract

Dengue virus (DENV 1-4) represents a major emerging arthropod-borne pathogen. All four DENV serotypes are prevalent in the (sub) tropical regions of the world and infect 50–100 million individuals annually. Whereas the majority of DENV infections proceed asymptomatically or result in self-limited dengue fever, an increasing number of patients present more severe manifestations, such as dengue hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome. In this review we will give an overview of the infectious life cycle of DENV and will discuss the viral and host factors that are important in controlling DENV infection.

Keywords

DengueFlavivirusLife cycleImmune responsePathogenesisHost factorsVirulenceAntibody-dependent enhancement

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