The molecular and cellular aspects of arthritis due to alphavirus infections

Nestor Rulli, Julian Melton, Anja Wilmes, Gary Ewart, Suresh Mahalingam

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    Alphaviruses such as the Sindbis-group viruses, Scandivian Ockelbo virus, the African Asian chikungunya virus, the African O'nyong-nyong virus, the South American Mayaro virus, and the Australasian Barmah Forest and Ross River viruses, are commonly associated with outbreaks of acute and persistent arthritis and arthralgia in humans. The mechanisms by which these viruses cause arthritis/arthralgia are poorly understood. This chapter summarizes our current understanding of viral arthritides using our newly developed mouse model of Ross River virus-induced joint and muscle inflammation
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)96-108
    Number of pages13
    JournalAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
    Issue numberSuppl.
    Publication statusPublished - 2007


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