Special Issue "Cell Biology of Viral Infections"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 August 2020).
Interests: amyloids; arbovirus; cell biology of virus entry; viral virulence factors
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Viruses are rather small infectious agents that replicate and amplify in a wide range of hosts, including pro- and eukaryotes. Many cause severe human diseases—sometimes fatal—and represent a global threat to public health, as exemplified by the recent outbreaks of Ebola virus and the lasting problem created by the human immunodeficiency virus worldwide. Viruses exhibit an important diversity in the degree of severity of the diseases they cause. It undoubtedly reflects the large variety of molecular and cellular processes they subvert, or with which they interfere, in host cells for infectious entry, viral replication, and spread. In this Special Issue of Cells, I would like to include both review papers and research articles that together can not only provide a glance into the latest research in the cell biology of viral infections but also highlight the major achievements in the field of virus–host cell interactions made in recent years. Studies covering all aspects of virus life cycles and interactions between viruses and host cells are welcome, which also include novel technological approaches. With this Special Issue, I aim to offer a space for enthusiastic discussions on future research directions on virus–host cell interactions and promote some areas that are understudied or emerging.
Dr. Pierre-Yves Lozach
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- cell death
- cellular receptor
- degradative pathways
- innate immune response
- intracellular trafficking
- DNA/RNA organization and synthesis
- membrane fusion
- signaling pathways
- virus–host cell interactions