Special Issue "The Glycobiology of Viral Infections"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019).
Interests: Virus entry, glycans, virus structure, virus-host interactions
Interests: virus structure; glycans; NMR; carbohydrate chemistry
Interests: synthetic polymer chemistry; sequence-defined polymers; solid phase chemistry; glycoconjugates; glycomimetics; biomimetic hydrogels
Interests: virus structure; glycans; X-ray crystallography; virus-host interactions
All mammalian cells are covered in a layer of glycoconjugates—glycoproteins and glycolipids—known as the glycocalyx. Its glycans orchestrate diverse biological processes, including cell–cell recognition, cell growth and differentiation, neoplastic transformation and cell death. The glycocalyx also serves as a barrier against viruses and other intracellular pathogens, but is often utilized by such pathogens for attachment and entry (and is sometimes enzymatically processed during the release of progeny virus).
Many viruses make use of glycans as entry receptors (e.g., sialic acids, histo blood group antigens and glycosamino-glycans; caliciviruses, influenza viruses, polyomaviruses, and papilommaviruses) play critical roles in cell attachment and determining host range and tropism.
The goal of this Special Issue is to highlight recent advances in the definition of parameters that guide virus- glycan binding and the impact on virus infection, and their use in the development of novel compounds with inhibitory and thus antiviral activities. Invited are structural and functional but also epidemiological studies that provide new insights into the biology of virus-glycan interactions, and the development of novel anti-virals that target these interactions.
All attendees of the International Symposium on Glycovirology 2018 will be granted a 10% discount in the Article Processing Charges (APCs) of their contributions.
Prof. Dr. Mario Schelhaas
Prof. Dr. Thilo Stehle
Prof. Dr. Laura Hartmann
Prof. Dr. Thomas H. Peters
Manuscript Submission Information
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- virus structure
- virus entry
- virus host interactions