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Western equine encephalitis virus : development and application of a new world alphavirus transducing system
Contributor:Stauft, Charles Brandon
A recombinant western equine encephalitis virus (WEEV) was generated that expressed firefly luciferase (FLUC) as a marker of infection. In vivo imaging technology was used to visualize bioluminescence in the context of ...
Flavivirus surveillance in mosquitoes from northern Colorado, with the detection and description of two insect-specific flaviviruses
Contributor:Bolling, Bethany Gayle
Vector-borne diseases remain a major public health concern worldwide. The studies described here underline the importance of combining field surveillance activities with laboratory experiments to provide a comprehensive ...
Identification of Culex tarsalis D7 salivary protein and role of salivary protein vaccine on subsequent West Nile virus infection
Contributor:Reagan, Krystle Lynn
Mosquito salivary proteins (MSPs) modulate the host immune response, leading to enhancement of arboviral infections. Identification of protein factors in saliva responsible for immunomodulation should lead to new strategies ...
Molecular determinants of vector specificity in Highlands J Virus
Contributor:Borland, Erin M.
Highlands J Virus (HJV) is an understudied alphavirus that is closely related to western equine encephalitis virus (WEEV) and eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV). HJV is not known to cause disease in humans or equids, ...