Special Issue "Unravelling the Mysteries of Cytomegalovirus"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021).
Interests: CMV; NK cells; HCV; HIV; non tuberculous mycobacteria
Most of us are CMV seropositive and have been so all our lives, but investigations of its impact have generated more questions than answers. Here are a few:
- CMV induces novel populations of NK and gdT cells. What do these cells do?
- CMV DNA is rarely detectable in the blood of healthy older people who have up to a third of their T-cells specific for its antigens. How does this happen and is it good for us?
- CMV encodes homologues of human immune-related genes. These are not needed for viral replication so what do they do?
- CMV causes pneumonitis in transplant recipients, retinitis in AIDS patients, and brain damage in babies – is it the same virus or is the host response different?
- CMV replicates in the salivary gland and is shed in saliva, so how do some people remain seronegative? Have they never shared a spoon?
If you think you can answer one or more of these questions (or any others), then you may like to contribute to this Special Issue.
Assoc. Prof. Patricia Price
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- homologues of immune-related genes