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The Interaction between Nidovirales and Autophagy Components

Department of Cell Biology, University of Groningen, University Medical Center Groningen, A. Deusinglaan 1, 9713 AV Groningen, The Netherlands
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Academic Editor: Christian Münz
Viruses 2017, 9(7), 182; https://doi.org/10.3390/v9070182
Received: 15 June 2017 / Revised: 28 June 2017 / Accepted: 3 July 2017 / Published: 11 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Viruses and Autophagy)
Autophagy is a conserved intracellular catabolic pathway that allows cells to maintain homeostasis through the degradation of deleterious components via specialized double-membrane vesicles called autophagosomes. During the past decades, it has been revealed that numerous pathogens, including viruses, usurp autophagy in order to promote their propagation. Nidovirales are an order of enveloped viruses with large single-stranded positive RNA genomes. Four virus families (Arterividae, Coronaviridae, Mesoniviridae, and Roniviridae) are part of this order, which comprises several human and animal pathogens of medical and veterinary importance. In host cells, Nidovirales induce membrane rearrangements including autophagosome formation. The relevance and putative mechanism of autophagy usurpation, however, remain largely elusive. Here, we review the current knowledge about the possible interplay between Nidovirales and autophagy. View Full-Text
Keywords: coronavirus; arterivirus; mesonivirus; ronivirus; autophagosome; autophagic flux; infection; replication; egression coronavirus; arterivirus; mesonivirus; ronivirus; autophagosome; autophagic flux; infection; replication; egression
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Cong, Y.; Verlhac, P.; Reggiori, F. The Interaction between Nidovirales and Autophagy Components. Viruses 2017, 9, 182.

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