Multiplication of chikungunya virus in salivary glands of Aedes albopictus (Oahu strain) mosquitoes: an electron microscopic study.

Autor(es): Soekiman S; Matsumura T; Yamanishi H

Resumo: Aedes albopictus as well as Aedes aegypti is an important vector of chikungunya and dengue viruses. Electron microscopic observations on the salivary glands of Ae. albopictus infected with chikungunya virus were performed in comparing with those of Ae. aegypti infected with dengue virus. No virus budding from the cell surface of the chikungunya-infected mosquito's salivary glands was found as shown in dengue-infected ones, in contrast to the findings of the mammalian cells such as Vero, KB, IMR, J-111 and BHK-21 cells infected with chikungunya and/or dengue virus(es).

Imprenta: Japanese journal of Medical Science & Biology, v. 39, n. 5-6, p. 207-211, 1986

Descritores: Aedes aegypti - Cell ; Aedes aegypti - Pathogenesis ; Aedes aegypti - virus ; Aedes aegypti - Dengue

Data de publicação: 1986