Special Issue "Kaposi's Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus"


A special issue of Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Zhi-Ming Zheng
Head, Tumor Virus RNA Biology Section, Senior Investigator, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD 20892-1868, USA
Website: http://ccr.cancer.gov/staff/staff.asp?profileid=5572
E-Mail: zhengt@exchange.nih.gov
Phone: +301 594 1382
Fax: +301 480 8250

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The discovery of KSHV in 1994 has been a historical landmark in tumor virology and human cancer research. This remarkable finding soon attracted hundreds of research laboratories and thousands of virologists and oncologists to switch their research directions. To date, PubMed has collected more than 4710 papers on KSHV from numerous journal publications in the world. These studies reiterate the global fight against human cancers which will continue to receive great support from our tremendous efforts in searching for new tumor-causing viruses and in understanding the basic biology of tumor viruses. To celebrate the 20th years of KSHV discovery, we are very proud to publish a special issue on KSHV in 2014 in Viruses. This special issue will explore all aspects of KSHV, including updated reviews and research articles. We are looking forward to your contribution and to publishing your important discoveries in this special issue.


Zhi-Ming Zheng 
Guest Editor


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  • Virus epidemiology and transmission
  • virus entry
  • gene structure and expression
  • viral DNA replication
  • virus assembly and release
  • virus pathogenesis and oncogenesis
  • anti-KSHV therapy and prevention

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Viruses 2014, 6(9), 3472-3486; doi:10.3390/v6093472
Received: 11 August 2014; in revised form: 5 September 2014 / Accepted: 11 September 2014 / Published: 19 September 2014
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Viruses 2014, 6(6), 2519-2530; doi:10.3390/v6062519
Received: 1 April 2014; in revised form: 2 June 2014 / Accepted: 6 June 2014 / Published: 23 June 2014
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