Special Issue "Recent Progress in Measles Virus Research"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2016).
Interests: paramyxovirus entry and replication; antiviral drug development
Measles virus is an archetype of the paramyxovirus family of negative strand non-segmented RNA viruses, which comprises major human and animal pathogens. Measles virus is exceptionally contagious and still accounts for major pediatric morbidity and mortality worldwide although major efforts are made to achieve global measles control and ultimately attempt measles eradication. In recent years, groundbreaking advances were made in our understanding of the structure and function of measles virus proteins and protein complexes, the organization of measles virus particles, and the molecular basis for measles virus tropism and pathogenesis.
It is the goal of this special issue of Viruses to summarize these major achievements in measles research and provide an overview of our current insight into measles virus biology and pathogenesis. Reviews focussing on all aspects of fundamental measles virus biology, measles pathogenesis, or translational applications will be considered.
Prof. Richard K. Plemper
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- measles virus
- measles pathogenesis
- virus structure and function
- viral RNA replication and transcription