Special Issue "Viruses and Cellular Metabolism"
A special issue of Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019)
Viruses are obligate pathogens; they therefore hijack host resources to complete their life cycle. Specifically, during infection of their hosts, viruses redirect normal cellular communication pathways such that attention is focused on efficient viral replication and virion biogenesis. The key effectors of cellular communication are metabolites that are intermediates or end products of biochemical reactions. Therefore, during infection, many viruses either stimulate or suppress several biochemical pathways such that metabolic intermediates and products solely support the success of the viral life cycle. In these events, select metabolic biosignatures of infection are also produced that could aid in the diagnoses of early disease manifestations.
The goal of this Special Issue on ‘Viruses and Cellular Metabolism’ is to highlight recent advances in our understanding of how viruses hijack cellular metabolic pathways for their benefit and how the host might metabolically counteract these processes. Invited are structural and functional studies that interrogate specific virus–host interactions that drive alterations in intracellular membrane organization and vesicular traffic, immunometabolism, central carbon, amino acid, and nucleotide and lipid metabolism. Studies on defining unique metabolic biosignatures for early triaging, treatment, and management of viral diseases are also invited.
Through this Special Issue, we hope to provide a current and comprehensive understanding of the role of metabolism in viral diseases, highlight emerging technologies and approaches important for studying disease-focused metabolism, understand how knowledge gained through these studies can be translated into antiviral interventions, and create a platform for the formulation of new hypotheses and collaborations.
Dr. Rushika Perera
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