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Cordes, E.J., Licking-Murray, K.D., Carlson, K.A. (2013). Differential gene expression related to Nora virus infection of Drosophila melanogaster.  Virus Res. 175(2): 95--100.
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FBrf0221926
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Research paper
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Nora virus is a recently discovered RNA picorna-like virus that produces a persistent infection in Drosophila melanogaster, but the antiviral pathway or change in gene expression is unknown. We performed cDNA microarray analysis comparing the gene expression profiles of Nora virus infected and uninfected wild-type D. melanogaster. This analysis yielded 58 genes exhibiting a 1.5-fold change or greater and p-value less than 0.01. Of these genes, 46 were up-regulated and 12 down-regulated in response to infection. To validate the microarray results, qRT-PCR was performed with probes for Chorion protein 16 and Troponin C isoform 4, which show good correspondence with cDNA microarray results. Differential regulation of genes associated with Toll and immune-deficient pathways, cytoskeletal development, Janus Kinase-Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription interactions, and a potential gut-specific innate immune response were found. This genome-wide expression profile of Nora virus infection of D. melanogaster can pinpoint genes of interest for further investigation of antiviral pathways employed, genetic mechanisms, sites of replication, viral persistence, and developmental effects.

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PMC3771648 (PMC) (EuropePMC)
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    Language of Publication
    English
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    Journal
    Abbreviation
    Virus Res.
    Title
    Virus Research
    Publication Year
    1984-
    ISBN/ISSN
    0168-1702
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