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Developing animal models of Zika virus infection for novel drug discovery

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Autor(es):
Yde Ohki, Cristine Marie [1] ; Benazzato, Cecilia [1, 2] ; Russo, Fabiele Baldino [1] ; Baleeiro Beltrao-Braga, Patricia Cristina [1]
Número total de Autores: 4
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biomed Sci, Dept Microbiol, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Vet Med, Dept Surg, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 2
Tipo de documento: Artigo de Revisão
Fonte: EXPERT OPINION ON DRUG DISCOVERY; v. 14, n. 6 APR 2019.
Citações Web of Science: 1
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Introduction: Just before the Brazilian outbreak, Zika virus was related to a mild infection, causing fever and skin rash. Congenital Zika Syndrome was first described in Brazil, causing microcephaly and malformations in newborns. Three years after the outbreak, the mechanisms of Zika pathogenesis are still not completely elucidated. Moreover, as of today, there is still no approved vaccine that can be administered to the susceptible population. Considering the unmet clinical need, animal models represent an unprecedented opportunity to study Zika pathophysiology and test drugs for the treatment and prevention of vertical transmission. Areas covered: The authors explore the current knowledge about Zika through animal models and advancements in drug discovery by highlighting drugs with the greatest potential to treat ZIKV infection and block vertical transmission. Expert opinion: Some drugs used to treat other infections have been repurposed to treat Zika infection, reducing the cost and time for clinical application. One promising example is Sofosbuvir, which protected mice models against Zika pathogenesis by preventing vertical transmission. Importantly, there is a lack on exploration on the long-term effects of Zika Congenital Syndrome, as well as the possible ways to treat its sequelae. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 16/02978-6 - Modelagem celular de pacientes com Transtorno do Espectro do Autismo através de células-tronco pluripotentes induzidas (iPSC)
Beneficiário:Fabiele Baldino Russo
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado
Processo FAPESP: 18/16748-8 - Investigação da ação do Zika Vírus em células do sistema nervoso central: modelagem da infecção em astrócitos humanos derivados de células pluripotentes induzidas
Beneficiário:Patricia Cristina Baleeiro Beltrão Braga
Linha de fomento: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular