Special Issue "Herpesviruses: Virus-Host Interaction"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020) | Viewed by 31667
Herpesviruses constitute a large family of DNA viruses that can infect a wide variety of species. These viruses not only infect a large diversity of hosts: They also enter and replicate in a broad spectrum of cell types within the same host. The diseases associated with herpesviruses differ but usually range from mild skin lesions, respiratory and reproductive disorders, neurological disorders, to even tumors and death.
The portal of entry is not usually the ultimate goal of hepesviruses. The virus needs to travel (through either blood, represented by immune cells, or nerve) to their preferred tissues where they can establish latency or induce disease. To achieve this goal, different mechanisms of virus–cell interactions have been documented; many are yet to be discovered. Understanding this virus–cell dialogue is the first step toward prevention and control of the infection.
The objective of this Special Issue is to place the spotlight on this branch of research. I cordially invite you to submit your manuscripts (research articles, review articles, and short communications) to this Special Issue: “Herpesviruses: Virus–Host Interaction”. This edition will consider your preferred angle of engagement—whether on virus entry, signaling pathways, cell-to-cell spread, replication, pathogenesis, immune evasion, or in vitro models that facilitate studying virus infection. As Guest Editor of this Special Issue, I look forward to reviewing your submissions and, together, defining the present state of the science.
Dr. Walid Azab
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- Herpesvirus–cell interactions
- Virus entry
- Signaling cascades
- Cell-to-cell spread
- Immune evasion
- In vitro models