Special Issue "MicroRNAs and Other Small RNAs in Viral Infections"
A special issue of Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2020).
Interests: retroviruses; innate immunity; extracellular vesicles; extracellular RNA; neurodegenerative disease; substance use disorders
microRNAs (miRNAs) and other small RNAs are involved in regulating several disease processes, including viral infections and host response. For example, miRNAs may restrict viral replication by downregulating viral RNAs or cellular cofactors or enhance it by downmodulating host restriction factors. Small RNAs processed from host or viral RNAs may act to stabilize viral RNA structure or to enforce viral latency in the nucleus. Outside the cell, small RNAs from miRNAs to degradome products may betray the presence of viral infection or be shuttled between cells in extracellular vesicles. This Special Issue examines current knowledge and new developments in the study of small RNAs and viruses.
Dr. Kenneth W. Witwer
Dr. Sowmya V. Yelamanchili
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- small RNA
- noncoding RNA
- extracellular vesicles
- extracellular RNA
- viral RNA
- restriction factors