VietNamNet – U.S. research points to possible new route to fight dengue virus | U.S. research points to possible new route to fight dengue virus

medications used to treat high cholesterol and other lipid-related conditions might also inhibit dengue’s replication and could represent a potential new therapy.

The researchers uncovered new details of how the virus alters lipids in membranes surrounding structures inside cells called organelles, including the mitochondria, which provide energy critical for a cell to function, and the endoplasmic reticulum, where proteins and lipids are synthesized.

The findings could apply to viruses similar to dengue, including the West Nile virus, yellow fever and hepatitis C.

via VietNamNet – U.S. research points to possible new route to fight dengue virus | U.S. research points to possible new route to fight dengue virus.

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