Long Non-Coding RNAs and Antiviral Immunity

A special issue of Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915). This special issue belongs to the section "Viral Immunology, Vaccines, and Antivirals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2018)

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
Interests: RNA biology; RNA viruses

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Arthropod-Borne & Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
Interests: arboviral replication; cellular metabolism
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Our realization of the importance of the large and diverse group of long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) in cell biology has increased substantially in recent years. Understanding the impact of lncRNAs on virus biology is a key area of investigation in the field of virus–host interactions and viral pathogenesis. The purpose of this Special Issue of Viruses is to present and highlight key findings in the interplay between viruses and lncRNAs—particularly in the area of host–virus interactions and antiviral immunity.

Dr. Jeff Wilusz
Dr. Rushika Perera
Guest Editors

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  • long non-coding RNAs
  • virus–host interactions
  • virus regulatory RNAs
  • circular RNAs
  • antisense RNAs
  • epigenetic regulation
  • post-transcriptional gene regulation

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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