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Herpes viruses

Section Editor: Blossom Damania, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA​​​​​​​ 
Deputy Section Editor: Anthony Nicola, Washington State University, USA​​​​​​​

The Herpes viruses section of Virology Journal includes research articles and reviews on both human and animal herpes viruses. This includes basic, mechanistic, and translational studies of herpes virus biology and pathogenesis. Topics include, but are not limited to, virus biology, virus entry, virus-host interactions, viral pathogenesis, viral cancers, antivirals and vaccines.

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  1. Content type: Research

    Duck enteritis virus (DEV) belongs to the subfamily Alphaherpesvirinae, and information on the DEV UL41 gene is limited.

    Authors: Tianqiong He, Mingshu Wang, Xuelian Cao, Anchun Cheng, Ying Wu, Qiao Yang, Mafeng Liu, Dekang Zhu, Renyong Jia, Shun Chen, Kunfeng Sun, Xinxin Zhao and Xiaoyue Chen

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:12

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    Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare immunological disorder caused by unbridled activation of T cells and macrophages, culminating in a life-threatening cytokine storm. A genetic and acquired sub...

    Authors: Ellen Brisse, Maya Imbrechts, Tania Mitera, Jessica Vandenhaute, Carine H. Wouters, Robert Snoeck, Graciela Andrei and Patrick Matthys

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:240

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    Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) exhibits both lytic and latent (Lat. I, II, and III) phases in an infected individual. It’s during the latent phase of EBV that all EBV-associated cancers, including Burkitt’s lymphoma...

    Authors: Gina Pisano, Arunava Roy, Mairaj Ahmed Ansari, Binod Kumar, Leela Chikoti and Bala Chandran

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:221

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  4. Content type: Short Report

    Gliomas are the most common brain tumors and include a variety of histologic types and grades of malignancy. They arise from glial cells and represent approximately 70% of the primary brain tumors. According t...

    Authors: Araceli Garcia-Martinez, Cristina Alenda, Esperanza Irles, Enrique Ochoa, Teresa Quintanar, Alvaro Rodriguez-Lescure, Jose L. Soto and Victor M. Barbera

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:216

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    Epstein–Barr virus (EBV) is closely associated with many human diseases, including a variety of deadly human malignant tumours. However, due to the lack of ideal animal models,the biological characteristics of...

    Authors: Zhi Wang, Xiang Yi, Long Du, Hong Wang, Jie Tang, Menglin Wang, Chenglin Qi, Heng Li, Yongjing Lai, Wei Xia and Anzhou Tang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:193

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  6. Content type: Research

    There is little information regarding the duck enteritis virus (DEV) US10 gene and its molecular characterization.

    Authors: Daixi Zhang, Maoyin Lai, Anchun Cheng, Mingshu Wang, Ying Wu, Qiao Yang, Mafeng Liu, Dekang Zhu, Renyong Jia, Shun Chen, Kunfeng Sun, Xinxin Zhao and Xiaoyue Chen

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:183

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  7. Content type: Short Report

    Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) is an arthropod-borne bunyavirus that can cause serious and fatal disease in humans and animals. RVFV is a negative-sense RNA virus of the Phlebovirus genus in the Bunyaviridae fami...

    Authors: Abdelrahman Said, Mona Elmanzalawy, Guanggang Ma, Armando Mario Damiani and Nikolaus Osterrieder

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:154

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  8. Content type: Research

    Preeclampsia is a major health problem. Although, the pathophysiology of preeclampsia is not fully understood, there are recent studies on association between infections and preeclampsia.

    Authors: Shimos A. Alshareef, Ahmed M. Eltom, Abubakr M. Nasr, Hamdan Z. Hamdan and Ishag Adam

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:142

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  9. Content type: Research

    Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection occurs frequently and is widespread globally. Numerous studies have shown that various types of immune cells play roles in mediating the response to CMV infection. CD11c, a comm...

    Authors: Yi Liao, Xinglou Liu, Yuan Huang, Heyu Huang, Yuanyuan Lu, Yanan Zhang, Sainan Shu and Feng Fang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:132

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  10. Content type: Research

    Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) is associated with hematopoietic malignancies, such as Burkitt’s lymphoma, post-transplantation lymphoproliferative disorder, and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. The current approach fo...

    Authors: Qinyan Yin, Mark Sides, Christopher H. Parsons, Erik K. Flemington and Joseph A. Lasky

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:121

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  11. Content type: Case Report

    Primary Human herpesvirus-7 (HHV-7) infection usually occurs during childhood and causes several clinical manifestations: mainly exanthem subitum (roseola infantum), followed by a lifelong latent state with possi...

    Authors: Mónica Parra, Adoración Alcala, Cristina Amoros, Anna Baeza, Antonio Galiana, David Tarragó, Miguel Ángel García-Quesada and Victoria Sánchez-Hellín

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:97

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  12. Content type: Research

    Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) is the most common cause of intrauterine infections worldwide. The toll-like receptors (TLRs) have been reported as important factors in immune response against HCMV. Particularly,...

    Authors: Wioletta Wujcicka, Edyta Paradowska, Mirosława Studzińska, Jan Wilczyński and Dorota Nowakowska

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:64

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  13. Content type: Research

    Acyclovir (ACV)-resistant (ACVr) herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infections are concern in immunocompromised patients. Most clinical ACVr HSV-1 isolates have mutations in the viral thymidine kinase (vTK) g...

    Authors: Natsumi Omura, Hikaru Fujii, Tomoki Yoshikawa, Souichi Yamada, Shizuko Harada, Takuya Inagaki, Miho Shibamura, Haruko Takeyama and Masayuki Saijo

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:59

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  14. Content type: Research

    Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and human cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections are environmental risk factors affecting the outcome of cancer due to an impairment in the cell-mediated immunity. Therefore, this study aime...

    Authors: Samah Aly Loutfy, Maha A. Abo-Shadi, Mohamed Fawzy, Mohamed El-Wakil, Shimaa A. Metwally, Manar M. Moneer, Nasra F. Abdel Fattah, Sara Kassem and Ahmed Elgebaly

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:46

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  15. Content type: Research

    Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) cause not only mild symptoms but also blindness and encephalitis. It was previously shown that the immune response against HSV-1 occurs mainly in the trigeminal ganglia (TG)...

    Authors: Natália Lucinda, Maria Marta Figueiredo, Natália Lima Pessoa, Beatriz Senra Álvares da Silva Santos, Graciela Kunrath Lima, Arthur Molinari Freitas, Alexandre Magalhães Vieira Machado, Erna Geessien Kroon, Lis Ribeiro do Valle Antonelli and Marco Antônio Campos

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:37

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  16. Content type: Research

    Herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) is an archetypal member of the alphaherpesvirus subfamily with a large genome encoding over 80 proteins, many of which play a critical role in virus-host interactions and immune ...

    Authors: Chunfu Zheng and Chenhe Su

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:35

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