Special Issue "The Role of Lipids in RNA Virus Replication"
A special issue of Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 August 2020.
Interests: flaviviridae family of viruses; virus genome replication; particle biogenesis and virus pathogenesis; flaviviruses and host lipid metabolism; flaviviruses and the innate immune response
Interests: RNA viruses; antivirals; influenza; vaccines; viral immunity; host-virus interactions; inflammation; immunosenescence
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Lipids are major constituents of the plasma membrane as well as intracellular membranes. They contribute to a vast array of cellular processes, including membrane integrity, membrane trafficking, energy storage, cell signaling, cell proliferation, apoptosis, cell differentiation, and the modulation of the innate immune response. Hence, major alterations in these lipids can have a deleterious impact on the host. With recent advances in lipidomics, there is a better understanding of how RNA viruses modulate distinct host lipid metabolic pathways to successfully replicate and/or cause pathogenesis. This Special Issue of Viruses seeks to spotlight recent findings on the role of various lipids in RNA virus entry, genome replication, and/or virus particle biogenesis. Research studies of human, animal, or plant importance are within the scope of this Issue. We also invite studies focusing on the role of lipids on innate immune regulation during RNA virus replication.
Dr. Kouacou Konan
Dr. Eric Yager
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