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Topical Collection "SARS-CoV-2 Replication and Pathogenesis"
A topical collection in Pathogens (ISSN 2076-0817). This collection belongs to the section "Viral Pathogens".Viewed by 2242
Interests: respiratory viruses; proteolytic activation of viral glycoprotein; virus–host interaction; virus receptors; molecular mechanism of virus replication
Interests: coronavirus; reverse genetics system; virus replication and pathogenesis
Topical Collection Information
SARS-CoV-2—a novel coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan, China at the end of 2019—quickly spread around the world, causing a pandemic that will be long remembered in human history. The modern social system is one of the causes of this pandemic. On the other hand, scientific methods and analyses have improved remarkably, with vast amounts of research results being published every day. In addition, vaccines have been developed in only a year or so and have already been administered more than 10 billion times around the world. Thorough analysis of this virus will reveal the mechanism of its emergence and provide a basis for the development of theoretical antiviral agents and vaccines. It will also contribute to the risk assessment of SARS-CoV-2-related viruses in animals, and may prevent another pandemic from occurring. Therefore, in this Topical Collection, we focus on the molecular bases of multiplication and virulence of SARS-CoV-2 and related viruses. We welcome submissions of original articles on mechanisms of viral entry, membrane fusion, RNA synthesis, innate immune evasion, functions of nonstructural and accessory proteins, structural analysis of viral proteins and antibodies, pathological features, analysis of animal models, analysis of variants, mechanisms of action of antiviral agents, escape from vaccines or antiviral agents, and so on. We also welcome well-focused, high-quality review articles on these topics.
Dr. Makoto Takeda
Prof. Dr. Wataru Kamitani
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- virus entry
- viral RNA synthesis