Understanding How Zika Virus Enters and Infects Neural Target Cells

Cell Stem Cell. 2016 May 5;18(5):559-60. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2016.04.009.


Zika virus is a mosquito-transmitted flavivirus that has become a public health concern because of its ability to cause microcephaly. In this issue of Cell Stem Cell, Tang et al. (2016) and Nowakowski et al. (2016) use human neural stem cell models and single-cell RNA sequencing to investigate Zika virus tropism and potential entry receptors.

Publication types

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MeSH terms

  • Base Sequence
  • Humans
  • Sequence Analysis, RNA
  • Zika Virus Infection*
  • Zika Virus*