Special Issue "Enteroviruses"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2019) | Viewed by 26418
Interests: HIV; HBV; host restriction; innate immunity; vaccine; ubiquitin
The genus Enterovirus is comprised of a unique group of RNA viruses within the Picornaviridae family, including enterovirus, coxsackievirus, poliovirus, echovirus, and rhinovirus, which are causative agents of the widest spectrum of severe and deadly diseases (aseptic meningitis, neonatal sepsis- like disease, encephalitis, acute flaccid paralysis (AFP), non- specificfebrile illness, hand- foot- and- mouth disease (HFMD), herpangina, pleurodynia, pericarditis, and myocarditis) of higher vertebrates, including humans. To date, there are no effective prophylactics or therapeutic treatments available for the treatment of enterovirus diseases. The significance of enterovirus in human health, together with the limited existing intervesion strategies to combat enterovirus infection, makes it extremely urgent to better understand the biology of these viruses and to develop effective countermeasures to prevent them from infecting humans. The goal of this Special Issue is to provide a firm base for the most recent discoveries in enterovirus research, including the molecular and structural biology of the virus, virus–host interactions, viral pathogenesis, antiviral strategies, and vaccine development.
Dr. Xiao-Fang Yu
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