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    Identification of aaNAT5b as a spermine N-acetyltransferase in the mosquito, Aedes aegypti

    Monday, March 19, 2018 -- by Huai Guan, Maoying Wang, Chenghong Liao, Jing Liang, Prajwalini Mehere, Meiling Tian, Hairong Liu, Howard Robinson, Jianyong Li, Qian Han Mosquitoes transmit a number of diseases in animals and humans, including Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika viruses that affect millions of people each year. Controlling the disease-transmitting mosquitoes has proven to be a successful strategy to reduce the viruses transmission. Polyamines are required for the life cycle of the RNA viruses, Chikungunya virus and Zika virus, and a depletion of spermidine and spermine in the host via induction of spermine N-acetyltransferase restricts their replication. Spermine N-acetyltransferase is a key catabolic enzyme in the polyamine pathway, however there is no information of the enzyme identification in any insects. Aliphatic polyamines

    Zika Virus Point-of-Care Testing Market is expected to reach over US 4400 Mn by the end of 2020

    Monday, March 19, 2018 -- VALLEY COTTAGE, NY, March 19, 2018 -- The recent outbreak of Zika in Brazil and in the rest of Latin America, the Caribbean, the United States, Canada and various parts of Europe was caused by a more virulent viral...