ZIKAVID—Zika virus infection database: a new platform to analyze the molecular impact of Zika virus infection

  • Rafael L. Rosa
  • Lucélia Santi
  • Markus Berger
  • Emanuela F. Tureta
  • André Quincozes-Santos
  • Diogo O. Souza
  • Jorge A. Guimarães
  • Walter O. Beys-da-SilvaEmail author


The recent outbreak of Zika virus (ZIKV) in Brazil and other countries globally demonstrated the relevance of ZIKV studies. During and after this outbreak, there was an intense increase in scientific production on ZIKV infections, especially toward alterations promoted by the infection and related to clinical outcomes. Considering this massive amount of new data, mainly thousands of genes and proteins whose expression is impacted by ZIKV infection, the ZIKA Virus Infection Database (ZIKAVID) was created. ZIKAVID is an online database that comprises all genes or proteins, and associated information, for which expression was experimentally measured and found to be altered after ZIKV infection. The database, available at, contains 16,984 entries of gene expression measurements from a total of 7348 genes. It allows users to easily perform searches for different experimental hosts (cell lines, tissues, and animal models), ZIKV strains (African, Asian, and Brazilian), and target molecules (messenger RNA [mRNA] and protein), among others, used in differential expression studies regarding ZIKV infection. In this way, the ZIKAVID will serve as an additional and important resource to improve the characterization of the molecular impact and pathogenesis associated with ZIKV infection.


Zika virus Database Host Strains 


Funding information

This work was supported by the Brazilian funding agencies, Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento Pessoal de Nível Superior (CAPES), Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq), Edital MCTIC/FNDCT-CNPq/MEC-CAPES/MS-Decit/No 14/2016, project 440763/2016-9, and Ministry of Health.

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Supplementary material

13365_2019_799_MOESM1_ESM.csv (3.7 mb)
Supplementary Table 1 contain all the metadata. (CSV 3794 kb)
13365_2019_799_MOESM2_ESM.xlsx (19 kb)
Supplementary Table 2 contain all papers published used to create the ZIKAVID. (XLSX 19 kb)


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rafael L. Rosa
    • 1
    • 2
  • Lucélia Santi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Markus Berger
    • 2
  • Emanuela F. Tureta
    • 1
  • André Quincozes-Santos
    • 3
  • Diogo O. Souza
    • 3
  • Jorge A. Guimarães
    • 2
  • Walter O. Beys-da-Silva
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Faculdade de FarmáciaUniversidade Federal do Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil
  2. 2.Centro de Pesquisa ExperimentalHospital de Clínicas de Porto AlegrePorto AlegreBrazil
  3. 3.Departamento de Bioquímica, Instituto de Ciências Básicas da SaúdeUniversidade Federal do Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil

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