Special Issue "Viral Pathogenesis"
A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2016).
Interests: molecular pathogenesis of RNA virus infections; immunological responses to RNA virus infections; mosquito-transmitted viruses; chikungunya virus, Ross River virus, and related arthritogenic alphaviruses
Viral pathogenesis is a complex set of events and processes that occurs following infection of a host with a virus. These virus-host interactions result in outcomes ranging from asymptomatic to severe, fatal infections. The molecular mechanisms that underlay viral pathogenesis are challenging to unravel, as the broad range of outcomes of virus infections are influenced by various factors, including the viral species, the host species, viral and host genetic variation, host immune and health status, host age, and many others. Nevertheless, researchers investigating the pathogenesis of a multitude of evolutionarily diverse viruses have made tremendous progress, revealing both common and unique molecular mechanisms that contribute to the outcome of viral infections. For this Special Issue of Pathogens, we invite you to submit a review or article related to viral pathogenesis, and we look forward to your contribution.Dr. Thomas E. "Tem" Morrison
- Acute infection
- Chronic infection
- Viral immunity
- Virus-host interactions
- Virus infection
- Animal models