Special Issue "Features of Pathogenesis of Human Viral Infections and Antiviral Drugs"
A special issue of Medicina (ISSN 1648-9144).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 December 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: virus evolution; macrophages; HIV pathogenesis; antivirals; HIV chemotherapy; neuroAIDS; mechanisms of virus entry; chemokines and chemokine receptors; role of astrocytes and neurones in HIV infection
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Special Issue in Microorganisms: Molecular and Therapeutic Aspects of Viral Infections
Special Issue in Medicina: Pandemic Outbreak of Coronavirus
Among infectious diseases, viral infections are the leading cause of death worldwide, especially in the most low-income countries, particularly in young children. Most of the human viruses are all well characterized in terms of structure, life-cycle, tropism, and associated primary pathologies, but many of the pathogenetic mechanisms underlying their ability to cause acute infection, persist or reactivate in the host and cause chronic and/or degenerative damage, and still need to be fully clarified. At the same time, it seems necessary to develop novel therapeutic approaches and rationale, and possibly more potent antiviral compounds that are addressed to novel targets. All researchers working in the fields of human viral infections and antiviral drugs are cordially invited to contribute original research papers or reviews to this Special Issue of Medicina.
Prof. Dr. Stefano Aquaro
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- Virus pathogenesis
- Drug design
- Antiviral activity
- Antiviral resistance
- Virus evolution
- Antiviral therapy
- Virus entry
- Virus replication
- Viral enzymes