Special Issue "Viruses and Endothelial Dysfunction"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 July 2023) | Viewed by 11113
Interests: HIV; human respiratory viruses; vaccines; gene therapy; viral oncology; cell/host interaction; endothelial cell dysfunction; cancer microenvironment
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The aim of this Special Issue is to offer an opportunity to collect the newest contributions to the field of HIV Proteins and Endothelial Dysfunction.
The introduction of combined antiretroviral therapy (cART), has considerably decreased the viral burden and opportunistic infections, and increased the life expectancy in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV+)-infected people. Conversely, HIV+ individuals develop a greater vulnerability to non-AIDS (Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome)-related complications. In particular, HIV+ patients have a higher risk of developing endothelial dysfunction, which may occur in both the absence and presence of suppressive cART. HIV-1-encoded proteins are expressed in HIV+ individuals, even in the absence of viral replication, and are able to induce strong changes in endothelial cell (EC) physiology and morphology, to induce direct EC damage and to develop an inflammatory microenvironment. As a consequence, viral proteins may represent some of the essential factors involved in the development of endothelial disorders in AIDS. Understanding the key role of some HIV-1 protein in sustaining EC aberrant functioning may help in identifying new therapeutic approaches for combating and preventing HIV-1-related vascular diseases.
All researchers working in the field are cordially invited to contribute original research papers or propose reviews to feature in this Special Issue of Viruses.
Dr. Francesca Caccuri
Manuscript Submission Information
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- HIV proteins
- Endothelial cells
- Vascular dysfunctions
- Coagulation disorders