Special Issue "Viral Glycoprotein Incorporation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2014
Prof. Dr. Marc Johnson
Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, University of Missouri, USA
Phone: +573 882 1519
Prof. Dr. Shan-Lu Liu
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Bond Life Sciences Center Room 471, University of Missouri, 1201 Rollins St., Columbia, MO 65211-7310, USA
Phone: +1 573 882 4770
Fax: +1 573 884 9676
Interests: retroviral entry and oncogenesis; membrane fusion and cell entry of HCV and Ebolavirus; cellular restriction factors against viral infections; viral envelope glycoproteins; lentiviral vectors and gene therapy
This special issue will overview the mechanisms by which viral envelope glycoproteins are acquired by different viruses in order to generate infectious viral particles. It will highlight both the common and divergent strategies evolved by viruses that facilitate the translocation of the viral transmembrane glycoproteins to the viral assembly sites. All enveloped viruses are considered. We shall explore how the varied life cycles of different enveloped viruses results in different mechanisms for glycoprotein acquisition. Cellular factors that modulate the viral glycoprotein expression, trafficking, and incorporation are also included.
Dr. Marc Johnson
Dr. Shan-Lu Liu
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Viruses is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by MDPI.
- viral glycoprotein
- enveloped virus
- protein trafficking
- viral assembly sites
- membrane dynamics
- vesicular trafficking
- cellular factors
Review: Understanding the Process of Envelope Glycoprotein Incorporation into Virions in Simian and Feline Immunodeficiency Viruses
Viruses 2014, 6(1), 264-283; doi:10.3390/v6010264
Received: 4 November 2013; in revised form: 1 January 2014 / Accepted: 6 January 2014 / Published: 16 January 2014| Download PDF Full-text (388 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Review: Structural and Functional Comparisons of Retroviral Envelope Protein C-Terminal Domains: Still Much to Learn
Viruses 2014, 6(1), 284-300; doi:10.3390/v6010284
Received: 31 October 2013; Accepted: 6 January 2014 / Published: 16 January 2014| Download PDF Full-text (363 KB) | Download XML Full-text
Last update: 3 February 2014