Expression of Chikungunya virus-like particles.
- Autores: A. Esteves, A. P. Alves de Matos, B. Matos, C. Correia, J. Piedade, R. A. Velez, R. Parreira
- Ano de Publicação: 2012
- Journal: Microscopy and Microanalysis
- Link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/259425775_Expression_of_Chikungunya_Virus-like_Particles
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is a mosquito-transmitted alphavirus responsible for painful disablingpolyarthritis, undergoing re-emergence in the Indian Ocean and the Asian continent. Travelling and changing patterns of vector distribution, and abundance due to climate changes, make CHIKV a global threat without effective control strategies. One approach to reduce the CHIKV burden is the development of a vaccine. Virus-like particles (VLPs) are a safe and highly effective class of subunit vaccines that mimic the overall structure of virus particles. Accordingly, we aim to produce CHIKV VLPs in a baculovirus-insect cell system, well known for allowing high yields of recombinant protein expression, to be used as a vaccine preparation.