Application of multi-omics technologies to decipher rabies pathogenesis


  • Peerut Chienwichai
  • Onrapak Reamtong


Rabies, Pathogenesis, Multi-Omics, Genomics, Transcriptomics, Proteomics, Metabolomics


Rabies virus infection has affected human and animal health since ancient times and existing treatments are only
partially effective. A thorough understanding of rabies virus pathogenesis is required to achieve improved treatment
options and the eventual elimination of the disease. In recent years, multi-omics technology has emerged as a powerful
tool for understanding viral pathogenesis. However, multi-omics data is lacking for the rabies virus. The aim of this
review is to summarize our current understanding of rabies pathogenesis and its study using omics approaches. Several
mechanisms have been proposed to contribute to rabies pathogenesis using the results of omics studies. Using data
from different omics levels, we highlight the potential role of pathways involved in host immunity and cytoskeletal
protein expression in rabies pathogenesis. Future studies should focus on in-depth investigation of these pathways as
well as the discovery of potential drug targets. This review will be beneficial to scientists interested in investigating
viral pathogenesis with molecular tools, especially in rabies.




How to Cite

Chienwichai, P. ., & Reamtong, O. . (2020). Application of multi-omics technologies to decipher rabies pathogenesis. The Thai Journal of Veterinary Medicine, 50(2), 129–136. Retrieved from



Review Article