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Special Issue "Intracellular Organelle Rearrangement"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Microbiology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Eiji Morita
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Guest Editor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Agriculture and Life Science, Hirosaki University, 3 Bunkyo-cho, Hirosaki-shi, Aomori 036-8561, Japan
Interests: viral replication organelle; viral assembly; viral budding; selective autophagy; endoplasmic reticulum membrane rearrangement; innate immune responses
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Many pathogens have evolved to assume an intracellular mode of infection for their growth and replication; however, several intracellular antipathogen responses potentially prevent the growth of pathogens, or sometimes these responses lead to the elimination of intracellular pathogens. Recent studies have reported that molecules localized in organelles regulate these antipathogen responses, and intracellular pathogens induce the dynamic rearrangement of organelles to modify or sometimes neutralize their functions for their efficient growth. For example, some bacteria modify lysosomal membrane components for their propagation within these intracellular compartments. Several viruses remodel the endoplasmic reticulum or Golgi membranes and generate a new intracellular compartments for the efficient replication of their genome and viral assembly. Furthermore, some bacteria modify autophagic machinery to disable the antibacterial response of the cell, and viruses damage mitochondrial proteins involved in innate immune signaling to neutralize antiviral responses.

This Special Issue focuses on organellar rearrangement resulting from the competitive survival of intracellular parasites and to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying the development of novel antipathogen strategies.

Dr. Eiji Morita
Guest Editor

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