Special Issue "Viral-Host Cell Interactions of Animal Viruses"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2022 | Viewed by 1553
Interests: zoonotic viruses; innate immunity; veterinary virology; virus-host interactions
Viruses are intracellular parasites that rely entirely on host cells to achieve their replication cycle. During infection, viruses hijack their host’s cell energy and molecular machinery to enter, multiply, and finally exit from the host cell, while the host recruits intrinsic and acquired immune pathways to counter the threat posed by viruses. Additionally, viruses have evolved multiple elegant strategies to evade these defense measures. A dramatic expansion of our knowledge of viral-host cell interactions of animal viruses has been witnessed in the past few years. These advances have provided a detailed understanding of the life cycle of viral infection as well as new insights into the disease mechanisms.
Animal viruses, especially zoonotic viruses, are on the increase and pose a significant threat to animal and human health. This Special Issue aims to collect studies on the biological arms race between animal viruses and hosts, including virus-induced physiologic changes in host cells, host antiviral responses to virus infection, immune regulation upon infection, and complex networks of virus-host proteins. It also aims to revise advanced technology to the study of viral-host cell interactions of animal viruses. All experts in the field are encouraged to contribute original research papers or propose reviews to this Special Issue of Viruses.
Dr. Xin Yin
Prof. Dr. Bei-Bei Chu
Manuscript Submission Information
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- animal viruses
- zoonotic viruses
- dependency factors
- restriction factors
- innate immune sensing
- interferon responses
- immune evasion
- receptors of animal viruses
- virally encoded proteins
- viral replication complexes
- the ESCRT machinery
- adaptive immune responses to viral infection