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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. Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is a neurotropic alphaherpesvirus that infects humans and results in chickenpox and herpes zoster. A number of VZV genes remain functionally uncharacterized and since VZV is an obl...

    Authors: Christine Meyer, Jesse Dewane, Kristen Haberthur, Flora Engelmann, Nicole Arnold, Wayne Gray and Ilhem Messaoudi

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:278

    Content type: Research

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  2. Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality worldwide, and novel treatment modalities to improve the prognosis of patients with advanced disease are highly desirable. On...

    Authors: Jhy-Ming Li, Kuo-Chin Kao, Li-Fu Li, Tsung-Ming Yang, Chean-Ping Wu, Yan-Ming Horng, William WG Jia and Cheng-Ta Yang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:241

    Content type: Research

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  3. The MCMV major immediate early promoter/enhancer (MIEP) is a bidirectional promoter that drives the expression of the three immediate early viral genes, namely ie1, ie2 and ie3. The regulation of their express...

    Authors: Franziska Dag, Adrien Weingärtner, Milada Butueva, Ianina Conte, Julia Holzki, Tobias May, Barbara Adler, Dagmar Wirth and Luka Cicin-Sain

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:197

    Content type: Research

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  4. Most viruses take advantage of endocytic pathways to gain entry into host cells and initiate infections. Understanding of virus entry via endocytosis is critically important for the design of antiviral strateg...

    Authors: Eric Barrow, Anthony V Nicola and Jin Liu

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:177

    Content type: Review

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  5. A severe MD was broken out at a farm in Shandong, China, despite FC126 vaccination of the chickens at 1-day-old. The mortality of the flocks reached up to 38.3%. The infected chickens were found to have MD pat...

    Authors: Zhenhua Gong, Lijuan Zhang, Jianlin Wang, Linlin Chen, Hu Shan, Zhiliang Wang and Hongchao Ma

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:155

    Content type: Research

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