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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
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (81st 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%
Switzerland 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
New Zealand 1 <1%
Unknown 151 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 34 21%
Student > Master 26 16%
Student > Bachelor 22 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 11%
Unspecified 12 7%
Other 49 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 57 35%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 28 17%
Unspecified 23 14%
Immunology and Microbiology 11 7%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 5%
Other 34 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. 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.
All research outputs
#1,881,246
of 13,150,564 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medicine
#1,204
of 2,095 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#49,567
of 265,642 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medicine
#1
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