Marijke M. F. Alen

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We generated in the mosquito cell line C6/36 a dengue virus (DENV) resistant to Hippeastrum hybrid agglutinin (HHA), a carbohydrate-binding agent (CBA). The genotype and phenotype were characterized of the HHA resistant (HHA(res)) DENV compared to the wild-type (WT) DENV. Sequencing the structural proteins of HHA(res) resulted in two mutations, N67D and(More)
Dengue virus (DENV) is an emerging mosquito-borne pathogen that causes cytokine-mediated alterations in the barrier function of the microvascular endothelium, leading to dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) and dengue shock syndrome (DSS). We observed that DENV (serotype 2) productively infects primary (HMVEC-d) and immortalized (HMEC-1) human dermal(More)
BACKGROUND Dendritic cells (DC), present in the skin, are the first target cells of dengue virus (DENV). Dendritic cell-specific intercellular adhesion molecule 3-grabbing non-integrin (DC-SIGN) is present on DC and recognizes N-glycosylation sites on the E-glycoprotein of DENV. Thus, the DC-SIGN/E-glycoprotein interaction can be considered as an important(More)
Dengue virus (DENV) infections are expanding worldwide and, because of the lack of a vaccine, the search for antiviral products is imperative. Four serotypes of DENV are described and they all cause a similar disease outcome. It would be interesting to develop an antiviral product that can interact with all four serotypes, prevent host cell infection and(More)
A doxorubicin derivate, SA-17, that carries a squaric acid amide ester moiety at the carbohydrate (α-l-daunosaminyl) group was identified as a selective inhibitor of in vitro dengue virus (DENV) serotype 2 replication (50% effective concentration [EC(50)] = 0.34 ± 0.20 μg/ml [0.52 ± 0.31 μM]). SA-17 is markedly less cytostatic than the parent compound,(More)
Dendritic cell-specific intercellular adhesion molecule 3-grabbing non-integrin (DC-SIGN) is an important binding receptor for dengue virus (DENV) that recognizes N-glycosylation sites on the viral E-glycoprotein. DENV cannot bind nor infect the human B-cell line Raji/0. However, DENV productively infects Raji/DC-SIGN(+) cells that constitutively express(More)
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