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Zika virus directly infects peripheral neurons and induces cell death

04:30 EDT 1 Aug 2017 | Nature Publishing

Zika virus infection is associated with neurological disorders, yet few studies have directly examined its impact on the peripheral nervous system. Oh et al. show that Zika virus can infect peripheral neurons in the mouse in vivo, as well as human peripheral neurons in vitro, leading to increased cell death and transcriptional dysregulation.

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