Special Issue "Enteroviruses 2021"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2021).
Many enteroviruses are important pathogens that can cause human diseases. Within the genus Enterovirus, there are 15 species including Enterovirus A-L and Rhinovirus A-C.
Of human pathogens, Enterovirus A71 (EV-A71) is an important causative agent of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), and can cause serious neural complications. It has caused epidemics in various parts of the world in recent decades. Though a vaccine is currently available, more about the host–enterovirus interaction and the host innate immune response to enterovirus, and the underlying molecular mechanism can be learned from the study of EV-A71. Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68) caused an outbreak in the United States in 2004, and spread to other countries. EV-D68 infection is associated with respiratory symptoms, and potentially leads to acute flaccid myelitis in children. Other viruses cause diseases, such as myocarditis, pericarditis, conjunctivitis, etc.
Given the clinical significance of enteroviruses, this Special Issue will explore the molecular aspects of viral pathogenesis, the host responses to enteroviruses, the application of omics technologies to the study of enteroviruses, and the development of vaccines and antivirals against enteroviruses.
Prof. Dr. Hung-Yao Ho
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- Omics technologies
- Host–virus interaction
- Innate immunity