Special Issue "Molecular Determinants of Enveloped Virus Assembly"

A special issue of Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 September 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Abdul A. Waheed
Guest Editor
Virus-Cell Interaction Section, HIV Dynamics and Replication Program, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute-Frederick, Frederick, MD 21702, USA
Interests: virology; retroviruses; virus assembly; host restriction factors; cell biology; small-molecule inhibitors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Enveloped viruses assemble at diverse locations within the infected cell and acquire their lipid bilayers during budding through cellular membranes. Although Gag alone is sufficient for the production of retroviral particles, in several other viral systems, co-expression of multiple viral proteins is required for efficient particle assembly and release. In all enveloped viral systems, incorporation of the envelope glycoproteins is an essential step in the formation of infectious particles, and many viruses undergo maturation events during or shortly after assembly and release. In addition to viral components, cellular factors play critical roles at various stages of virus assembly and release.

The main goal of this issue is to present a collection of papers that will offer special insights into the molecular determinants of viral and cellular factors essential for the assembly of enveloped viruses. I hope that this Special Issue will serve as a valuable resource to both new and established researchers in the field.

Dr. Abdul A. Waheed
Guest Editor

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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  • enveloped viruses
  • budding and release
  • viral determinants
  • membrane lipids
  • host proteins
  • restriction factors
  • assembly inhibitors

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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