Special Issue "Viral Evasion or Suppression of Host Immunity"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 March 2020).
Interests: viral immunity; virus-host interaction; viral pathogenesis; sphingolipid system
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Virologists have been continuously discovering novel mechanisms for virus–host immune interactions. Notably, highly pathogenic viruses pose tremendous challenges to the ideal operation of the host immune system. Thus, it is conceptualized that viruses evolved through frequent mutations to survive in hosts or devised meticulous strategies to suppress host immunity. The brawl between viruses and host immunity is exemplified by seminal findings such as T cell exhaustion caused by chronic virus infections and viral evasion of the formidable interferon response.
In this Special Issue, emphasis will be placed on the recent scientific development of viral tactics to escape or counterattack host innate or adaptive immune responses following infection. This research will increase our understanding of the hostile dialogue between virus and host defense, potentially providing a means to develop intelligent and effective immune therapeutics against viral infections. You are cordially invited to contribute unique research or review articles on this theme or related research topics, which will ultimately improve science and public health.
Dr. Bumsuk Hahm
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Viruses is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Viral immunity
- Viral pathogenicity
- Host defense
- Innate immunity
- Adaptive immunity
- Immune evasion
- Immune suppression