Special Issue "Viruses and Autophagy"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2017).
Prof. Dr. Christian Münz
Viral Immunobiology, Institute of Experimental Immunology, University of Zürich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, CH-8057 Zürich, Switzerland
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Interests: epstein barr virus specific immune control; modeling human immune responses in preclinical small animal models; autophagy in antigen presentation and virus infection
Autophagy is a group of cytoplasmic degradation pathways that utilize lysosmal hydrolysis to recycle intracellular organelles and macromolecules. More than 30 autophagy related gene (atg) products remodel cellular membranes to achieve this function. Viruses as some of the most successful intracellular pathogens face destruction by these pathways and have developed various strategies to inhibit autophagy or utilize autophagic membranes for their own replication. These include the assembly of their replication machineries on autophagic membranes and recruiting them for viral envelope acquisition. During viral evasion from autophagy and hijacking of autophagic membranes not only canonical autophagy functions of atgs are used, but also alternative roles of atgs in other membrane remodelling pathways.
The series of reviews and primary research articles in this special issue is dedicated to the rapidly growing field of interactions between the autophagic machinery and viruses. This series might include articles on viral restriction by autophagy, viral escape mechanisms from autophagy, utilization of autophagic membranes during viral replication, regulation of innate and adaptive immune responses to viruses by autophagy and utilization of autophagy for vaccination against viral diseases. It will provide a valuable overview over the many mechanisms, by which viruses interact with autophagy, and will hopefully point out new exciting research areas of how to study autophagy with viruses as well as how to use autophagy for therapeutic intervention against viral diseases.
Prof. Dr. Christian Münz
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- viral restriction by autophagy
- intrinsic immunity by autophagy
- viral immune escape from autophagy
- viral exocytosis via autophagy
- autophagic membranes in viral envelopes
- LC3-associated phagocytosis during viral infections
- autophagic regulation of cytokine production during viral infections
- regulation of adaptive anti-viral immune responses by autophagy