Special Issue "Viral Entry Inhibitors"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2013)
Dr. Asim Kumar Debnath (Website)
Head, Laboratory of Molecular Modeling & Drug Design, Member, Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute, New York Blood Center, 310 E 67th Street, New York, NY 10065, USA
Fax: +(212) 570 3168
Virus entry into host cells is the earliest step in a productive infection process for both enveloped and non-enveloped viruses. The mechanism of virus entry of enveloped viruses has been studied quite extensively and two drugs targeted to the entry pathway of HIV-1 have been approved by the US FDA. Many more inhibitors are currently being studied to inhibit HIV-1 entry. However, the entry process of non-enveloped viruses is poorly understood. In this special issue, we hope to capture the recent developments in our understanding of the entry mechanism of both enveloped and non-enveloped viruses and their inhibition.
Dr. Asim Kumar Debnath
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- virus entry
- enveloped and non-enveloped viruses
- entry inhibitors
- fusion inhibitors
- mechanism of virus entry