Special Issue "The Association of Gut Microbiome with Pathogenesis in Viral Infection"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2022.
Interests: HCV; HBV; viral hepatitis; hepatocarcinogenesis; NAFLD; NASH; COVID-19; HIV
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Accumulating data indicate that the altered gut microbiome (dysbiosis) is associated with pathogenesis in many diseases. In the infection of viruses which target not only the gastro-intestinal tract but also other organs, the alteration of the gut microbiome was also demonstrated, and these changes might be associated with pathogenesis, such as disease severity in COVID-19 or the progression of hepatitis in hepatitis B virus infection.
The gut microbiome has been reported to play an important role in maintaining immune homeostasis. Therefore, the viral infection should directly or indirectly affect the gut microbiome, leading to rapid recovery from infection. On the other hand, the virus itself may damage the microbiome associated with the progression of pathogenesis. In addition, it is known that the microbiome is different depending on the backgrounds (such as race or comorbidities) of each person, which might be able to explain the difference of pathogenesis in the same viral infection.
The aim of this Special Issue is to explore the relationship between the alteration of gut microbiome and pathogenesis in various viral infections. Reviews and original research manuscripts covering new insights on this topic will be considered.
Dr. Takeya Tsutsumi
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- gut microbiome
- viral infection
- immune homeostasis