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Special Issue "Research on Herpes Virus Fusion and Entry"
A special issue of Viruses (ISSN 1999-4915). This special issue belongs to the section "Human Virology and Viral Diseases".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 7063
Special Issue Editors
Interests: herpes viruses; glycoproteins; entry; fusion; neutralization; monoclonal antibodies
Special Issue Information
Herpesviridae comprise a large family of enveloped DNA viruses with a unifying ability to establish a latent infection in their host. Though tropism differs, all herpesviruses have the same core fusion machinery that consists of three virus-encoded glycoproteins, gB and a heterodimer of gH and of gL. Studies of herpesviruses in each of the three subfamilies (i.e., alpha, beta, and gamma) have shown that each one embellishes on the core fusion machinery with additional proteins that may serve as receptor-binding proteins or are needed for entry into specific cell types. Solution of the structures of gB and gH/gL of herpes simplex virus, varicella zoster virus, Epstein-Barr virus, human cytomegalovirus and pseudorabies virus provided insight into the way these viral glycoproteins executed fusion of the viral and cellular membranes.
This Special Issue invites both updated reviews and original research articles on topics relating to the contribution of viral glycoproteins to signaling, penetration, fusion, immune escape, and vaccine development.
Dr. Doina Atanasiu
Dr. Tina M. Cairns
Manuscript Submission Information
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- herpes virus
- virus entry
- virus-cell fusion
- membrane fusion
- virus-cell interactions
- receptor binding proteins