Special Issue "Gene Therapy for Retroviral Infections"

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A special issue of Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915). This special issue belongs to the section "Animal Viruses".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2013)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Irvin Chen
David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, 615 Charles E. Young Dr. South, BSRB, Rm 161, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
Website: http://people.healthsciences.ucla.edu/institution/personnel?personnel_id=46745
E-Mail: syuchen@mednet.ucla.edu
Phone: +310 825 4793

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Dong Sung An
UCLA School of Nursing, 615 Charles E. Young Drive South, Los Angeles, California, 90095, USA
Website: http://nursing.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=113&ref=168
E-Mail: an@ucla.edu
Phone: +1 310 206 2063
Fax: +1 310 983 1067

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The main focus of this special issue is to review and present recent gene therapy research relevant to retroviral infections. Current highly active antiviral retroviral therapy (HAART) effectively suppresses HIV viral load to undetectable levels. However, HAART does not cure HIV infection. HIV persists in various cellular reservoirs under HAART and if therapy is ceased, viral loads rapidly rebound. Therefore, stable control of HIV infection without continuous treatment remains a long-term goal of HIV therapy. Because of the recent HIV cure achieved in one patient with D32/D32 homozygous CCR5 deficient bone marrow transplants, there has been emerging interest in developing novel HIV cure strategies. Gene therapy to genetically protect stem cells and/or their progenies from HIV infection may provide life-long protection by a single or a few treatments. We expect that this special issue will facilitate awareness of gene therapy research for the development of novel therapeutic strategies for HIV infection.

Prof. Dr. Irvin Chen
Prof. Dr. Dong Sung An
Guest Editors

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p. 1395-1409
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Viruses 2014, 6(3), 1395-1409; doi:10.3390/v6031395
Received: 4 November 2013; in revised form: 19 February 2014 / Accepted: 26 February 2014 / Published: 21 March 2014
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p. 428-447
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Viruses 2014, 6(2), 428-447; doi:10.3390/v6020428
Received: 19 September 2013; in revised form: 6 January 2014 / Accepted: 10 January 2014 / Published: 27 January 2014
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p. 243-263
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Viruses 2014, 6(1), 243-263; doi:10.3390/v6010243
Received: 24 October 2013; in revised form: 20 December 2013 / Accepted: 6 January 2014 / Published: 14 January 2014
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Viruses 2014, 6(1), 54-68; doi:10.3390/v6010054
Received: 2 September 2013; in revised form: 2 December 2013 / Accepted: 11 December 2013 / Published: 30 December 2013
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Viruses 2014, 6(1), 1-12; doi:10.3390/v6010001
Received: 1 November 2013; in revised form: 16 December 2013 / Accepted: 19 December 2013 / Published: 24 December 2013
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Viruses 2013, 5(12), 3119-3141; doi:10.3390/v5123119
Received: 6 September 2013; in revised form: 4 November 2013 / Accepted: 3 December 2013 / Published: 12 December 2013
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Viruses 2013, 5(12), 2946-2962; doi:10.3390/v5122946
Received: 17 October 2013; in revised form: 18 November 2013 / Accepted: 19 November 2013 / Published: 28 November 2013
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Viruses 2013, 5(11), 2898-2919; doi:10.3390/v5112898
Received: 18 October 2013; in revised form: 15 November 2013 / Accepted: 18 November 2013 / Published: 22 November 2013
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p. 2748-2766
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Viruses 2013, 5(11), 2748-2766; doi:10.3390/v5112748
Received: 17 September 2013; in revised form: 2 November 2013 / Accepted: 8 November 2013 / Published: 14 November 2013
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Viruses 2013, 5(10), 2585-2600; doi:10.3390/v5102585
Received: 1 September 2013; in revised form: 10 October 2013 / Accepted: 16 October 2013 / Published: 22 October 2013
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