November 25, 2020

AHR is a Zika virus host factor and a candidate target for antiviral therapy

Nature Neuroscience, Published online: 20 July 2020; doi:10.1038/s41593-020-0664-0

Giovannoni et al. report that the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) is a novel host factor exploited by Zika virus and dengue virus to evade the immune response. AHR is a candidate target for the treatment of Zika virus congenital syndrome and dengue fever.

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