Potential drug target identified for Zika, similar viruses

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….

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….