Special Issue "Picornaviruses"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2021.
The Picornaviridae family exhibits a considerable amount of genetic variability, illustrated by the presence of 63 genera containing 147 species and many viruses awaiting classification (ICTV report 2020). Picornaviruses have been detected in very diverse vertebrate hosts and include important human and animal pathogens as well as emerging pathogens. Despite a very high prevalence in the human population, the pathogenesis of picornaviruses is not fully understood as the same viruses can cause a diversity of diseases ranging from asymptomatic infection to severe neurological symptoms. The interplay with the host immune system and the ability to cause persistent infection and autoimmune diseases also deserve particular attention.
In this Special Issue of Viruses, we aim to discuss recent developments and breakthroughs in picornavirus research, focusing primarily, but not exclusively, on recently identified picornaviruses, picornavirus–cell and picornavirus–host interaction, viral pathogenesis, development of novel research models, and development of novel antivirals and vaccines. I cordially invite you to share your most recent research findings on and/or insights into these topics. Both original research articles are reviews are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Caroline Tapparel
Manuscript Submission Information
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- novel picornaviruses
- host interaction
- cell infection
- research model