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Advanced Research in Viro-Immunology

A special issue of Current Issues in Molecular Biology (ISSN 1467-3045). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Medicine".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2023) | Viewed by 280

Special Issue Editors

Infectious Disease Unit, A.O. di Cosenza, 87100 Cosenza, Italy
Interests: HIV/AIDS; chronic hepatitis; antibiotic therapy; COVID-19
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Microbiology and Virology Unit, A.O. Pugliese Ciaccio of Catanzaro, 88100 Catanzaro, Italy
Interests: laboratory medicine; microbiology; virology; COVID-19

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, tremendous progress has been seen in elucidating immune responses in virus infection. Several examples can be taken into account. The herpes virus, HSV1 and 2, and CMV are causes of diseases worldwide. Mainly on labial and genital are present lesions, but can also affect the conjunctiva, the retina, and the central nervous system giving encephalitis and meningitis. The herpes infection persists latently throughout life, so it can give rise to reactivations and disseminate, especially in individuals with an immature or immunosuppressed immune system (elderly, patients with HIV/AIDS, with cancer, under steroid, or chemotherapy therapies). These viruses are an example of the crucial involvement of the immune system and, consequently, of viral replication and/or suppression with a predominantly CD8+ mediated response. HIV is another type of virus where the immune response to therapy is measurable by monitoring CD4+ cell counts and plasma viremia. Still, in the context of HIV, a separate discussion should be made on the reconstitution of quantitative (CD4+ count) and qualitative (CD4+ function) immunity and HIV DNA, possible markers of HIV replication in the so-called “sanctuaries” and, therefore, of its own persistence. Therefore, considering this aspect, this Special Issue, is devoted to generating other scientific information in this field.

Dr. Filippo Luciani
Dr. Pasquale Minchella
Dr. Maria Cristina Caroleo
Dr. Erika Cione
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Keywords

  • HIV/AIDS
  • CMV
  • HSV1 and 2
  • T helper lymphocytes
  • herpes viruses
  • pathogenesis
  • latency infection
  • encephalitis
  • immunosuppression
  • immunity

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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