|Author(s)||Le Guyader Soizick1, Atmar Robert L.2, Le Pendu Jacques3|
|Affiliation(s)||1 : IFREMER, Microbiol Lab, F-44311 Nantes 03, France.
2 : Baylor Coll Med, Dept Med, Houston, TX 77030 USA.
3 : Univ Nantes, INSERM, Inst Rech Therapeut, U892, F-44007 Nantes 1, France.
|Source||Current Opinion In Virology (1879-6257) (Elsevier Sci Ltd), 2012-02 , Vol. 2 , N. 1 , P. 103-110|
|WOS© Times Cited||89|
|Abstract||Shellfish are known as vectors for human pathogens and despite regulation based on enteric bacteria they are still implicated in viral outbreaks. Among shellfish, oysters are the most common vector of contamination, and the pathogens most frequently involved in these outbreaks are noroviruses, responsible for acute gastroenteritis in humans. Analysis of shellfish-related outbreak data worldwide show an unexpected high proportion of NoV GI strains. Recent studies performed in vitro, in vivo and in the environment indicate that oysters are not just passive filters, but can selectively accumulate norovirus strains based on viral carbohydrate ligands shared with humans. These observations contribute to explain the GI bias observed in shellfish-related outbreaks compared to other outbreaks.|
Le Guyader Soizick, Atmar Robert L., Le Pendu Jacques (2012). Transmission of viruses through shellfish: when specific ligands come into play. Current Opinion In Virology, 2(1), 103-110. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.coviro.2011.10.029 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00114/22516/