Adherens junctions and cell polarity: what they are and how they relate to congenital Zika virus syndrome

Felipe A. Bustamante-Barrientos, Roberto Henzi, Luis Federico Bátiz

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Adherens junctions (AJs) comprise cell-cell adhesion complexes that are organized as belt-like structures at the most apical-lateral plasma membrane. In embryonic neural stem and progenitor cells (NSPCs), these junctional complexes are essential for the maintenance of the ventricular lining and the cerebral cytoarchitecture. Several reports in humans and animal models have shown that loss of function of proteins involved in the assembly and/or turnover of AJ components gives rise to a phenotype characterized by disruption of the ventricular zone, increased cell death, and defective corticogenesis. In turn, these models consistently replicate a wide range of defects expressed by vertical transmission of Zika virus (ZIKV), a flavivirus with a high tropism by neural tissues. This chapter summarizes relevant aspects of the structure and function of AJs during brain development and provides novel insights that may contribute to the current knowledge about the etiopathogenesis of congenital ZIKV syndrome (CZS).

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojadaZika Virus Impact, Diagnosis, Control, and Models
Subtítulo de la publicación alojadaVolume 2: The Neuroscience of Zika Virus
EditoresColin R. Martin, Caroline J. Hollins Martin, Victor R. Preedy, Rajkumar Rajendram
Lugar de publicaciónEstados Unidos
Número de páginas12
ISBN (versión digital)9780128202678
ISBN (versión impresa)978-0-12-820267-8
EstadoPublicada - 2021

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NombreZika Virus Impact, Diagnosis, Control, and Models

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