Special Issue "HIV Vaccines"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2018).
Interests: HIV; Env conformation; neutralizing and non-neutralizing Abs; ADCC; small molecule entry inhibitors; HIV accessory proteins; CD4; neutralization
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The development of a safe and effective HIV vaccine remains a critical unmet goal in the fight against the HIV pandemic. HIV envelope glycoproteins (Env) are the only virus-specific proteins on the viral surface and serve as a target for host neutralizing and non-neutralizing antibodies. A major hurdle to target Env is its variability and conformational flexibility. Recent advances in understanding Env conformational dynamics in combination with new Env structural information are providing critical information required to develop effective immunogens. These new insights in combination with a better understanding of correlates of protection, including the protective role of Fc-mediated effector functions, are greatly helping move the field forward.
In this Special Issue, we welcome the HIV vaccine community to submit research papers or review articles related to all aspects of HIV vaccine research, which will help provide a comprehensive view of this rapidly-evolving field. Topics may include (but are not limited to) Env conformation, immunogen design, neutralizing and non-neutralizing antibodies, Fc-mediated effector functions and additional immune correlates of protection.
Prof. Andrés Finzi
Manuscript Submission Information
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- neutralizing antibodies
- non-neutralizing antibodies
- immune correlates of protection