[Antiviral immunity in drosophila].

  title={[Antiviral immunity in drosophila].},
  author={Delphine Galiana-Arnoux and Safia Deddouche and Jean-Luc Imler},
  journal={Journal de la Societe de biologie},
  volume={201 4},
Viral diseases represent a constant threat and an important cause of mortality worldwide. We have developed a model to study the response to RNA virus infection in the fruit-fly drosophila. This insect is a good model to study the genetic bases of innate immunity, which constitutes the first level of host-defense in animals. We have shown that viral infection in drosophila triggers a response different from that to bacterial or fungal infections. Our data at this stage point to the existence of… CONTINUE READING