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Zika virus and neurologic autoimmunity: the putative role of gangliosides

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, March 2016
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (79th percentile)

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Title
Zika virus and neurologic autoimmunity: the putative role of gangliosides
Published in
BMC Medicine, March 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12916-016-0601-y
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Authors

Juan-Manuel Anaya, Carolina Ramirez-Santana, Ignacio Salgado-Castaneda, Christopher Chang, Aftab Ansari, M. Eric Gershwin

Abstract

An increasing number of severe neurological complications associated with Zika virus (ZIKV), chiefly Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) and primary microcephaly, have led the World Health Organization to declare a global health emergency. Molecular mimicry between glycolipids and surface molecules of infectious agents explain most of the cases of GBS preceded by infection, while a direct toxicity of ZIKV on neural cells has been raised as the main mechanism by which ZIKV induces microcephaly. Gangliosides are crucial in brain development, and their expression correlates with neurogenesis, synaptogenesis, synaptic transmission, and cell proliferation. Targeting the autoimmune response to gangliosides may represent an underexploited opportunity to examine the increased incidence of neurological complications related to ZIKV infection.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 4 2%
Colombia 2 1%
France 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
New Zealand 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 171 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 35 19%
Student > Bachelor 28 15%
Student > Master 28 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 10%
Student > Doctoral Student 14 8%
Other 40 22%
Unknown 17 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 58 32%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 30 17%
Immunology and Microbiology 13 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 12 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 8 4%
Other 31 17%
Unknown 29 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 October 2017.
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#2,523,129
of 15,449,825 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medicine
#1,445
of 2,410 outputs
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#53,654
of 267,456 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medicine
#1
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