Special Issue "Novel Use of Cell Culture Systems to Understand Viral-Host Interactions"
A special issue of Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2016).
Interests: genital tract interactions with HSV-2 and HIV-1, mucosal immunity to sexually transmitted viruses, innate immune responses of epithelial cells
Interactions between viruses and their hosts are complex. Cell culture systems allow researchers to examine these interactions by using host cells in a controlled environment. In recent years the development and use of primary cultures, organotypic and 3D-cultures, and other specialized cell culture models has led to elucidation of a number of novel host-pathogen interactions. This special issue of Viruses is focussed on highlighting some of these new model systems that have been used successfully to increase our understanding of the complex communications between viruses and host cells. We hope that this collection of reviews and research articles will be a valuable resource for new and established researchers to apply some of these techniques into their own research.
Prof. Charu Kaushic
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- primary cells
- viral-host interactions
- anti-viral pathways
- viral pathogenesis
- 3D-culture models
- ex vivo culture models