Special Issue "The 11th International Retroviral Nucleocapsid and Assembly Symposium"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2020).
Interests: single molecule biophysics, nucleic acid-protein interactions, retrovirus and retrotransposon replication, retroviral restriction factors, DNA replication and packaging
Interests: assembly of enveloped viruses including retroviruses, lipid membrane-protein interactions, RNA-protein interactions, cell contact-mediated virus spread, virion incorporation of host proteins
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The 11th International Retroviral Nucleocapsid and Assembly Symposium took place in Boston, MA, USA, on the campus of Northeastern University, from August 15-17, 2019. The goal of the meeting was to discuss retroviral replication and assembly, focusing on the roles of nucleocapsid and Gag proteins in these processes, as well as interactions with cellular factors. These interactions were addressed with a wide range of interdisciplinary methods, and the conference facilitated interactions between experts in a variety of methods, furthering research through networking and collaboration.
In this Special Issue, we welcome research papers and review articles related to all aspects of retroviral replication and assembly. Topics of interest include biophysical and structural studies, retroviral Gag and NC interactions with RNA and/or membranes, interactions with cellular factors, immature virus assembly and budding, and therapeutic strategies.
Prof. Dr. Mark Williams
Prof. Dr. Akira Ono
Manuscript Submission Information
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- nucleocapsid protein
- retroviral assembly
- retroviral budding
- nucleic acid chaperone
- membrane domains
- Env incorpoation
- cellular membrane proteins