Zika Virus Infects Neural Progenitors in the Adult Mouse Brain and Alters Proliferation

Bhaskar Chanda Stem Cell Li et al. show that peripheral ZIKV exposure in a mouse model can infect adult neural stem cells in the brain, leading to cell death and reduced proliferation. Thus, in addition to impacting fetal development, ZIKV infection may also have negative effects on the adult brain.

from Cell Stem Cell http://ift.tt/2bphV26
via Bhaskar Chanda UHN

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