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Viruses 2019, 11(2), 134; https://doi.org/10.3390/v11020134

Twelfth International Foamy Virus Conference—Meeting Report

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Institut für Experimentelle Gentherapie und Tumorforschung, Universitätsmedizin Rostock, 18057 Rostock, Germany
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Department of Viral Transformation Mechanisms, Research Program Infection, Inflammation and Cancer, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
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Unité d’épidémiologie et physiopathologie des virus oncogènes, Institut Pasteur, 75015 Paris, France
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CNRS UMR 3569, Institut Pasteur, 75015 Paris, France
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Departamento de Genética, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 21941-590, Brazil
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Laboratory of Retroviruses, Division of Viral Products, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD 20993, USA
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Institute of Virology, Medical Faculty “Carl Gustav Carus”, Technische Universität Dresden, 01307 Dresden, Germany
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Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden, Technische Universität Dresden, 01307 Dresden, Germany
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Received: 25 January 2019 / Accepted: 29 January 2019 / Published: 1 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Spumaretroviruses)
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Abstract

The 12th International Foamy Virus Conference took place on 30–31 August 2018 at the Technische Universität Dresden, Dresden, Germany. The meeting included presentations on current research on non-human primate and non-primate foamy viruses (FVs; also called spumaretroviruses) as well as keynote talks on related research areas in retroviruses. The taxonomy of foamy viruses was updated earlier this year to create five new genera in the subfamily, Spumaretrovirinae, based on their animal hosts. Research on viruses from different genera was presented on topics of potential relevance to human health, such as natural infections and cross-species transmission, replication, and viral-host interactions in particular with the immune system, dual retrovirus infections, virus structure and biology, and viral vectors for gene therapy. This article provides an overview of the current state-of-the-field, summarizes the meeting highlights, and presents some important questions that need to be addressed in the future. View Full-Text
Keywords: foamy virus; spumaretrovirus; cross-species virus transmission; zoonosis; restriction factors; immune responses; FV vectors; virus replication; latent infection foamy virus; spumaretrovirus; cross-species virus transmission; zoonosis; restriction factors; immune responses; FV vectors; virus replication; latent infection
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Herchenröder, O.; Löchelt, M.; Buseyne, F.; Gessain, A.; Soares, M.A.; Khan, A.S.; Lindemann, D. Twelfth International Foamy Virus Conference—Meeting Report. Viruses 2019, 11, 134.

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