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Title: Co-infection of mosquitoes with chikungunya and dengue viruses reveals modulation of the replication of both viruses in midguts and salivary glands of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes
Authors: Alain Le Coupanec
Stéphane Tchankouo-Nguetcheu
Pascal Roux
Huot Khun
Michel Huerre
Ronald Morales-Vargas
Margot Enguehard
Dimitri Lavillette
Dorothée Missé
Valérie Choumet
Institut Pasteur, Paris
Mahidol University
Institut Pasteur of Shanghai, Chinese Academy of Sciences
IRD Centre de Montpellier
Keywords: Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology;Chemical Engineering;Chemistry;Computer Science
Issue Date: 4-Aug-2017
Citation: International Journal of Molecular Sciences. Vol.18, No.8 (2017)
Abstract: © 2017 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Arthropod-borne virus (arbovirus) infections cause several emerging and resurgent infectious diseases in humans and animals. Chikungunya-affected areas often overlap with dengue-endemic areas. Concurrent dengue virus (DENV) and chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infections have been detected in travelers returning from regions of endemicity. CHIKV and DENV co-infected Aedes albopictus have also been collected in the vicinity of co-infected human cases, emphasizing the need to study co-infections in mosquitoes. We thus aimed to study the pathogen-pathogen interaction involved in these co-infections in DENV/CHIKV co-infected Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. In mono-infections, we detected CHIKV antigens as early as 4 days post-virus exposure in both the midgut (MG) and salivary gland (SG), whereas we detected DENV serotype 2 (DENV-2) antigens from day 5 post-virus exposure in MG and day 10 post-virus exposure in SG. Identical infection rates were observed for singly and co-infected mosquitoes, and facilitation of the replication of both viruses at various times post-viral exposure. We observed a higher replication for DENV-2 in SG of co-infected mosquitoes. We showed that mixed CHIKV and DENV infection facilitated viral replication in Ae. aegypti. The outcome of these mixed infections must be further studied to increase our understanding of pathogen-pathogen interactions in host cells.
ISSN: 14220067
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2016-2017

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