Potential drug target identified for Zika, similar viruses

Posted by on June 17, 2016 3:37 pm
Categories: health

A single gene pathway that is vital for Zika and other flaviviruses to spread infection between cells has now been identified by researchers. Further, they showed that shutting down a single gene in this pathway — in both human and insect cells — does not negatively affect the cells themselves and renders flaviviruses unable to leave the infected cell, curbing the spread of infection.

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