SARS-CoV-2 and Stresses 2.0

A special issue of Stresses (ISSN 2673-7140).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2024) | Viewed by 324

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Department of Biology, Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Interests: mycobacteria; pathogenomic evolution; host-related stress survival mechanisms; gene editing
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, extensive research efforts have been undertaken to better understand the virus and develop effective strategies for prevention and treatment. The global health system, economies, and the scientific community have confronted unprecedented challenges. These challenges have underscored the urgent need for a causative treatment for COVID-19. In this context, we delve into the post-pandemic research progress related to COVID-19 and its enduring impact on public health and scientific advancement.

This Special Issue of Stresses continues to explore the molecular footprint of SARS-CoV-2 infection from the lens of cellular stresses. Cells can respond to stress in various ways, ranging from the activation of survival pathways to the initiation of cell death, which eventually eliminates damaged cells. Potential topics include the different aspects of SARS-CoV-2–host interactions and the following: (i) the molecular mechanisms underlining the oxidative cellular and DNA damage induced by SARS-CoV-2 infection as well as the oxidative stress response in infected cells; (ii) the impact of antioxidants in the prevention of COVID-19 disease and the use of antioxidants to help treat COVID19; (iii) the immune response or tissue damage after SARS-CoV-2 infection; (iv) the potential cellular stress biomarkers associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection and replication. Cellular survival mechanisms against coronavirus infection, such as interferon-stimulated genes, and stress are another important area.

We encourage authors to contribute to this Special Issue by submitting their original research papers, reviews, and short communications. These contributions will help to shed light on the ongoing progress and understanding of this topic.

Dr. Pinar Uysal Onganer
Dr. Daria Bottai
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  • SARS-CoV2
  • cell stress biomarkers
  • SARS-CoV2 immune response
  • antioxidants and SARS-CoV-2 

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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