Special Issue "Cytokine Responses in Viral Infections"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2018).
Interests: virus–cell interactions; innate and adaptive immunity to viral infections; molecular mechanisms of cytokine gene expression; emerging viruses; viral innate and adaptive immunity antagonists
Recent advances in knowledge of innate immune responses to viral infections have elucidated the complex network of interplay between the invading virus, the target cell and the host immune responses. Cytokines secreted by the cells are the key components of signaling the message of danger and defense to the cells of immune system. Viruses have various strategies to evade or delay the cytokine response, buying time to replicate in the host. This cytokine response is tightly controlled but can also lead to uncontrolled response, i.e., excessive cytokine production. The aim of this Special Issue of Viruses is to comprehensively combine the current knowledge on cytokine responses in viral infections (e.g., protective responses, viral evasion strategies, cytokine storm), focusing mainly on human viruses. This collection of substantial articles will summarize the essential information on the role of cytokines in viral infections.Dr. Laura Kakkola
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- innate immune response