Arthropod-borne viruses - arboviruses - are a significant threat to public health. Whilst there is considerable knowledge about arbovirus interactions with vertebrate immunity, relatively little is known about how vectors such as mosquitoes control arbovirus infections. In this review, we discuss novel findings in the field of mosquito antiviral responses to arboviruses, in particular RNA interference, the up-and-coming field of general immune-signalling pathways, and cell death/apoptosis.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of General Virology|
|Issue number||Pt 9|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 2009|
- Arbovirus Infections
- Immunity, Innate
- Insect Vectors