Virus-induced signaling adaptor (VISA) is essential for host innate immune responses against double-stranded RNA viral infection and viral replication. It is an adaptor that activates the transcription factors nuclear factor κB (NF-κB) and interferon regulatory factor 3 (IRF3) that regulate the expression of type I interferons. The localization of VISA to the outer membrane of mitochondria and the cellular consequences of its activation implicate this protein in the cellular etiology of neurodegenerative disorders.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|
- Neurodegenerative disorders
- Viral infection