AiM  Vol.6 No.4 , April 2016
Using a Collateral Damage Model to Explain Survival Data in West Nile Virus Infections
Abstract: Simulation code for a model of the adaptive immune response seen in flavivirus infections is used to explain the immunopathological consequences seen in West Nile Virus virus (WNV) infections. We use a model that specifically handles the differences in how the virus infects resting cells, the G0 state, versus dividing cells, the G1 state, which includes vastly increased MHC-I upregulation for resting cells over dividing cells. The simulation suggests how the infection progresses in a one host model and the results shed insight into the unusual survival curve data obtained for this infection: there is an increase in health even though viral load has increased.
Cite this paper: Peterson, J. , Kesson, A. , King, N. (2016) Using a Collateral Damage Model to Explain Survival Data in West Nile Virus Infections. Advances in Microbiology, 6, 251-262. doi: 10.4236/aim.2016.64025.

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