Ronald P Van Rij


Affiliation: Radboud University
Country: The Netherlands


  1. Schuster S, Zirkel F, Kurth A, van Cleef K, Drosten C, Van Rij R, et al. A unique nodavirus with novel features: mosinovirus expresses two subgenomic RNAs, a capsid gene of unknown origin, and a suppressor of the antiviral RNA interference pathway. J Virol. 2014;88:13447-59 pubmed publisher
    ..Our results show that complete genome segments can be exchanged beyond the species level and suggest that insects harbor a large repertoire of exceptional viruses. ..
  2. Van Rij R, Berezikov E. Small RNAs and the control of transposons and viruses in Drosophila. Trends Microbiol. 2009;17:163-71 pubmed publisher
    ..Furthermore, the detection of viral siRNAs of both (+) and (-) polarity implicates double-stranded RNA replication intermediates as the Dicer substrates that mediate antiviral defense. ..
  3. van Cleef K, van Mierlo J, Miesen P, Overheul G, Fros J, Schuster S, et al. Mosquito and Drosophila entomobirnaviruses suppress dsRNA- and siRNA-induced RNAi. Nucleic Acids Res. 2014;42:8732-44 pubmed publisher
    ..Together, our data indicate that mosquito-specific viruses may encode RNAi antagonists to suppress antiviral RNAi. ..
  4. Bronkhorst A, Van Rij R. The long and short of antiviral defense: small RNA-based immunity in insects. Curr Opin Virol. 2014;7:19-28 pubmed publisher
    ..Here, we review recent insights into the mechanism of antiviral RNAi, viral small RNA profiles, and viral counter-defense mechanisms in insects. ..