Special Issue "Viral Glycoprotein Incorporation"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2014

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Marc Johnson
Molecular Microbiology & Immunology, University of Missouri, USA
Website: http://medicine.missouri.edu/mmi/johnson-m.html
E-Mail: marcjohnson@missouri.edu
Phone: +573 882 1519

Co-Guest Editor
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
Website: http://medicine.missouri.edu/mmi/liu-s.html
E-Mail: liushan@missouri.edu
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

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editors


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  • viral glycoprotein
  • enveloped virus
  • env
  • protein trafficking
  • viral assembly sites
  • membrane dynamics
  • vesicular trafficking
  • cellular factors

Published Papers (4 papers)

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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
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Viruses 2014, 6(1), 284-300; doi:10.3390/v6010284
Received: 31 October 2013; Accepted: 6 January 2014 / Published: 16 January 2014
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Viruses 2014, 6(3), 1149-1187; doi:10.3390/v6031149
Received: 18 December 2013; in revised form: 21 February 2014 / Accepted: 27 February 2014 / Published: 11 March 2014
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Viruses 2014, 6(8), 3019-3054; doi:10.3390/v6083019
Received: 27 June 2014; in revised form: 24 July 2014 / Accepted: 25 July 2014 / Published: 7 August 2014
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Last update: 14 May 2014

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