Special Issue "Viral Entry Pathways"
A special issue of Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2019).
Interests: virology; virus-host interactions; viral entry; antivirals; herpesviruses; endocytosis; membrane fusion; viral glycoproteins
Interests: entry mechanisms of several enveloped viruses such as filoviruses and influenza A viruses; the development of antivirals
Interests: mechanisms of viral entry; viral mediated membrane fusion; virus structures; viral entry inhibitor; antiviral vaccine
Viral entry is the first step of infection in the viral life cycle and an important antiviral target. This process is initiated by specific interactions between a virus protein(s) with host factors on the host cells, and followed by diverse pathways such as endocytosis, membrane fusion, and/or viral penetration to enter the target cells. Recent work using an integral approach of cell biology studies, live-cell imaging, structural biology, and systems biology has provided new insights into the multiple and subtly different pathways that viruses use to enter host cells.
In this Special Issue, we welcome submissions of research or review articles on recent advances in our understanding of viral entry pathways. Topics may include but are not limited to the cell and molecular biology of viral entry, virus–host interactions, cellular receptors, viral structures, and antivirals of both DNA and RNA viruses.
Prof. Dr. Anthony V. Nicola
Prof. Dr. Lijun Rong
Prof. Dr. Lu Lu
Manuscript Submission Information
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- viral entry pathways
- endocytic entry
- viral membrane fusion
- viral penetration
- virus-host interactions
- virus receptor
- viral entry inhibitor