Lack of Clinical Manifestations in Asymptomatic Dengue Infection Is Attributed to Broad Down-Regulation and Selective Up-Regulation of Host Defence Response Genes


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Yeo A. S. L. , Azhar N. A. , Yeow W., Talbot C. C. , Khan M. A. , Shankar E. M. , ...More

PLOS ONE, vol.9, no.4, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1371/journal.pone.0092240
  • Title of Journal : PLOS ONE

Abstract

Objectives: Dengue represents one of the most serious life-threatening vector-borne infectious diseases that afflicts approximately 50 million people across the globe annually. Whilst symptomatic infections are frequently reported, asymptomatic dengue remains largely unnoticed. Therefore, we sought to investigate the immune correlates conferring protection to individuals that remain clinically asymptomatic.