Special Issue "Cytoskeleton in Virus Infections"
A special issue of Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 December 2018).
Interests: vaccinia virus; virus transport; host–pathogen interactions; actin cytoskeleton; microtubule cytoskeleton; signalling
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As obligate intracellular parasites or symbionts, the replication of viruses involves intimate contact with the host cytosol, and the cytoskeleton is a major constituent of this environment. The cytoskeleton can be a hindrance to the movement and sorting of viral components throughout the cell, such as the dense mesh of filamentous actin underlying the plasma membrane cortex. It can also be a potential ally. For example, the microtubule network and its associated motor complexes govern membrane traffic and the spatial organization of cellular organelles; functions that can be co-opted during viral replication to assemble and translocate virus particles, and establish replication centers. Viral manipulation of the cytoskeleton can also hold the key to subverting interactions with the surrounding matrix or with adjacent cells to orchestrate the efficient transmission of infection between cells.
In this Special Issue of Viruses, our goal is to attract research articles that reflect the exciting advances that are currently taking place regarding the role and mechanism of viral manipulation of the cytoskeleton. Topics may include structural or biochemical insights into the interface of viral–cytoskeletal interactions, viral subversion of host signaling pathways that regulate aspects of the cytoskeleton, mechanisms of anterograde or retrograde transport of virus during replication, imaging of virus assembly and/or transport, and changes elicited by infection to cell behavior and cellular interactions that are underpinned by the cytoskeleton.
Dr. Timothy P. Newsome
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Microtubule motor proteins
Microtubule associated proteins