Special Issue "Viral Pathogenesis and Immunity"
A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817). This special issue belongs to the section "Immunological Responses and Immune Defense Mechanisms".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 October 2022 | Viewed by 17118
2. Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research, La Jolla Institute for Immunology, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA
Interests: Dengue; ZIKA; SARS-CoV-2
The aim of this Special Issue to focus on virus–host interactions and pathogenesis, in particular with regard to Zika virus and the coronavirus behind the worldwide pandemic we are currently facing, SARS-CoV-2.
ZIKV was discovered over 50 years ago, but since the 2015–2016 Brazil outbreak, new syndromes associated with ZIKV infection have begun to emerge, including birth defects, sexual transmission, Guillain Barre syndrome, and genital persistence, while studies in mice have established mouse models of ZIKV sexual transmission, vaginal persistence, and infection of adult neuronal stem cells.
As for coronavirus, human CoVs have been found to be the cause of up to 15% of all respiratory infections, including SARS-CoV infection, and studies in the field have defined multiple viral factors associated with SARS virulence and identified promising vaccine candidates against SARS-CoV. SARS-CoV-2, as we all know, causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), an infectious respiratory disease which has caused thousands of deaths and overwhelmed public health systems worldwide.
We look forward to your submissions on the topic of virus–host interactions and viral pathogenesis and immunity.
Dr. Jose Angel Regla Nava
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- vaccine development
- therapeutic strategies to control virus infections