Volume 100, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Dengue virus (DENV) causes asymptomatic to severe life-threatening infections and affects millions of people worldwide. Autophagy, a cellular degradative pathway, has both proviral and antiviral functions. Dengue virus triggers the autophagy pathway for the successful replication of its genome. However, the exact mechanism and the viral factors involved in activating this pathway remain unclear. This review summarizes the existing knowledge on the mechanism of autophagy induction and its significance during DENV infection.


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  • Received : 18 Sep 2018
  • Accepted : 29 Dec 2018
  • Published online : 11 Feb 2019

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