Special Issue "Viral Diseases of the Respiratory System—Molecular Mechanisms and Pathogenesis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.
Interests: pathology of the respiratory system; immune regulation; immunodeficiencies; molecular pathology; morbilliviruses; emerging infectious diseases; zoonotic diseases; animal models
Viral infections of the upper and lower respiratory system represent global health issues. Infections can be self-limiting or cause severe acute disease and even fatalities in vulnerable groups such as infants, the elderly, and immunocompromised patients. Moreover, persistent pulmonary changes and long-term respiratory problems can occur following infection. In the last several decades, reported cases of pneumotropic agents causing emerging and re-emerging diseases in humans and animals have increased. Recent research in infectious pulmonary diseases such as measles, influenza and the current COVID-19 pandemic clearly shows that detailed knowledge about viral properties, virus entry, molecular pathology, and disease pathogenesis is essential for the development of effective prevention and treatment strategies. This Special Issue aims to provide an up-to-date collection of original research and review articles focusing on the progress in infection biology of viral pathogens of the respiratory system. We welcome molecular studies, including in vitro studies and animal experiments, dealing with (but not limited to) host–pathogen interaction, immunology, pathogenesis as well as the development of prevention and treatment strategies of viral respiratory diseases in humans and animals.
Prof. Dr. Andreas Beineke
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- respiratory diseases
- pneumotropic viruses
- host–pathogen interaction
- pulmonary pathology
- disease prevention
- zoonotic diseases
- antiviral therapy