Diego Allonso

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Dengue virus (DENV) represents a major threat to public health worldwide. Early DENV diagnosis should not only detect the infection but also identify patients with a higher likelihood to develop severe cases. Previous studies have suggested the potential for NS1 to serve as a viral marker for dengue severity. However, further studies using different sera(More)
UNLABELLED Dengue is one of the main public health concerns worldwide. Recent estimates indicate that over 390 million people are infected annually with the dengue virus (DENV), resulting in thousands of deaths. Among the DENV nonstructural proteins, the NS1 protein is the only one whose function during replication is still unknown. NS1 is a 46- to 55-kDa(More)
Dengue constitutes a global health concern. The clinical manifestation of this disease varies from mild febrile illness to severe hemorrhage and/or fatal hypovolemic shock. Flavivirus nonstructural protein 1 (NS1) is a secreted glycoprotein that is displayed on the surface of infected cells but is absent in viral particles. NS1 accumulates at high levels in(More)
BACKGROUND Dengue virus (DENV) is described as the most prevalent arbovirus, infecting at least 50 million people worldwide. During infection, an intricate network of cytokines, a group of substances closely related to disease severity, is released. Recently, it was observed that both DENV-infected epithelial cells undergoing necrosis and dendritic cells(More)
Despite the availability of many methods for rapid and early diagnosis of dengue, there is still a need to develop new approaches that not only combine low cost, specificity, and sensitivity, but also are capable of accurately detecting secondary infection in the early stages of the disease. We report the potential of the high mobility group box 1 protein(More)
The non-structural 1 (NS1) protein plays an important role in dengue diagnosis because it has been detected as a soluble serum antigen in both primary and secondary infections. The NS1 protein was expressed in Escherichia coli cells, and the efficiency of four different refolding protocols was tested. All of the protocols generated dimeric NS1 in a(More)
Dengue virus (DENV) infects millions of people worldwide and is a major public health problem. DENV nonstructural protein 1 (NS1) is a conserved glycoprotein that associates with membranes and is also secreted into the plasma in DENV-infected patients. The present study describes a novel mechanism by which NS1 inhibits the terminal complement pathway. We(More)
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