Molecular mechanisms involved in the early steps of flavivirus cell entry

Microbes Infect. 2011 Jan;13(1):1-9. doi: 10.1016/j.micinf.2010.09.005. Epub 2010 Dec 10.


Flaviviruses enter their host cells by receptor-mediated endocytosis, a well-orchestrated process of receptor recognition, penetration and uncoating. Recent findings on these early steps in the life cycle of flaviviruses are the focus of this review.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Flavivirus / physiology*
  • Flavivirus / ultrastructure
  • Virion / chemistry*
  • Virus Attachment
  • Virus Internalization*