Apr 17, 2020

Chikungunya Virus Infection Impairs The Function Of Osteogenic Cells

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Enakshi RoySt Patrick Reid


Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is a positive-sense, single-stranded RNA virus, spread by the Aedes species (sp.) mosquitoes. Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) causes a condition characterized by high fever, headache, rash, and joint pain. Recent investigations reveal presence of bone lesions and erosive arthritis in the joints of CHIKV infected patients, indicating an association of bone pathology with CHIKV infection. However, the molecular mechanism underlying CHIKV-induced bone pathology remains poorly defined. Bone marrow derived mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs) contribute to bone homeostasis by differentiating into osteogenic cells which later mature to form the bone. Disruption of osteogenic differentiation and function of BMSCs lead to bone pathologies. Studies show that virus infections can alter the properties and function of BMSCs. However, to date, pathogenesis of CHIKV infection in this context has not been studied. In the current study, we investigated the susceptibility of BMSCs and osteogenic cells to CHIKV and studied the effect of infection on these cells. To our knowledge, for the first time we report that CHIKV can productively infect BMSCs and osteogenic cells. We also observed a decreased gene expression of the major regu...Continue Reading

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