The antiviral protein Viperin keeps immune cells in check to prevent joint swelling during chikungunya virus infection.
Deciphering the immune response in mosquitoes to the O’nyong nyong virus may lead to new broad-spectrum antiviral targets.
A novel diagnostic test for Chikungunya
virus also helps distinguish the illness from other mosquito-borne diseases
A deeper knowledge of the body’s immune response will help combat this mosquito-borne disease
A cell surface protein known to regulate innate immune responses also affects the adaptive immune system