Quantitative analysis of replication and tropisms of Dengue virus type 2 in Aedes albopictus.

  title={Quantitative analysis of replication and tropisms of Dengue virus type 2 in Aedes albopictus.},
  author={Meichun Zhang and Xiaoying Zheng and Yuehua Wu and Ming Gan and Ai He and Zhuo-ya Li and Jing Liu and Xi-mei Zhan},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={83 3},
Dengue virus serotype 2 (DENV-2) RNA replication profiles and tropisms were studied by using quantitative RT-PCR (q-RTPCR) in intrathoracically infected Aedes albopictus. The virus RNA replication profiles were diverse in mosquito organs. In fat body, brain, salivary gland, and malpighian tubes, it peaked at 8, 23, 23, and 27 days post-infection, respectively, and then, all declined. In midgut, it increased all the time and had no trend of decline. In ovary, it had no apparent increase… 

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