Special Issue "Non-Coding RNAs in Viral Infections"
A special issue of Non-Coding RNA (ISSN 2311-553X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (21 September 2018)
Non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) are key regulators in anti-viral responses and play diverse roles in various aspects of infection, including virus replication, persistence, and pathogenesis. In addition to host ncRNAs that are influenced and/or utilized during infection, both DNA and RNA viruses produce regulatory ncRNAs. These molecules can act to modulate gene expression, such as microRNAs encoded by several DNA viruses, or control RNA stability or epigenetic processes, such as some viral long ncRNAs. Ongoing questions include how viral ncRNAs contribute to immune evasion, whether ncRNAs act as virulence factors, how viruses hijack host ncRNAs, and how both viral and host ncRNAs coordinate to benefit virus replication.
This Special Issue will group together works on the latest advances in non-coding RNA studies related to virus infections in humans and animal model systems.
For this Special Issue, we will consider manuscripts on the following topics:
- ncRNAs, including miRNAs, as regulators of cell signaling and anti-viral responses
- novel functions of viral or host ncRNAs in virus replication
- ncRNAs in viral pathogenesis
- pre-clinical and clinical studies investigating the roles of ncRNAs in viral diseases
Dr. Rebecca Skalsky
Dr. Eva Gottwein
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Non-Coding RNA is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 350 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- non-coding RNA
- host–pathogen interactions
- innate immunity
- chronic infection
- viral persistence