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Special Issue "Herpesviruses"
A special issue of Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2017).
Herpesviruses are near-ubiquitous in most animal species, including humans, where there are eight distinct viruses, each with unique features and a nuanced relationship with the host. All eight human herpesviruses have pathogenic consequences and new disease associations are still being identified. The remarkable success of the herpesviruses in evolutionary terms, as well as our inability to cure infections once established, reflects their mastery of latency, a quiescent infection state that shields the virus from immune clearance. Considerable progress has been made in understanding the complex networks of virus–host and virus–virus interactions required for latency in specific cell types but many key questions remain unanswered. Reactivation, the process by which the virus reengages in productive replication, is tightly coupled to host physiology and remains a fertile area of research providing new biological insights and the promise of therapeutic opportunities. For this Special Issue of Pathogens, we invite you to submit either an original research article or an insightful review that addresses the molecular basis of herpesvirus replication, the antiviral response or other interactions with the infected cell. Articles on new approaches to modeling important aspects of herpesvirus latency or the control of reactivation using cultured cells are encouraged. We look forward to your contribution.
Dr. Angus Wilson
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- herpes simplex virus
- varicella zoster virus
- Epstein-Barr virus
- Kaposi sarcoma herpesvirus
- animal herpesviruses
- acute infection
- evasion of innate immunity
- viral gene expression
- viral replication