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Influenza viruses

Section Editor: Hualan Chen, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China 
Deputy Section Editor: Chengjun Li, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China

The Influenza viruses section of Virology Journal will publish articles on all aspects of influenza virus research, including molecular genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, structural biology, cell biology, immunology, morphology, and pathogenesis. The section will also welcome the case reports of influenza outbreaks in both human and animal populations, and development and evaluation of vaccines and antiviral compounds in humans and animals.​​​​​​​

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  1. Avian influenza virus (AIV) induced proinflammatory cytokine expression is believed to contribute to the disease pathogenesis following infection of poultry. However, there is limited information on the avian ...

    Authors: Haijun Jiang, Kangzhen Yu and Darrell R Kapczynski

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:342

    Content type: Research

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  2. This study was carried out to determine causative agents of acute respiratory illness of patients in Khartoum State, Sudan.

    Authors: Khalid A Enan, Takeshi Nabeshima, Toru Kubo, Corazon C Buerano, Abdel Rahim M El Hussein, Isam M Elkhidir, Eltahir AG Khalil and Kouichi Morita

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:312

    Content type: Research

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  3. The pathological damage inflicted by virulent AIV strains is often caused by inducing a positive feedback loop of cytokines in immune cells that cause excessive inflammation. Previous research has shown that a...

    Authors: Shuang Tong, Jin Tian, Heng Wang, Zhiqiang Huang, Meng Yu, Lingshuang Sun, Rongchang Liu, Ming Liao and Zhangyong Ning

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:296

    Content type: Research

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  4. Influenza virus undergoes constant antigenic evolution, and therefore influenza vaccines must be reformulated each year. Time is necessary to produce a vaccine that is antigenically matched to a pandemic strai...

    Authors: Song Yang, Shumeng Niu, Zhihua Guo, Ye Yuan, Kun Xue, Sinan Liu and Hong Jin

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:291

    Content type: Research

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  5. The influenza A virus subtypes H1N1, H1N2 and H3N2 are the most prevalent subtypes in swine. In 2003, a reassorted H1N2 swine influenza virus (SIV) subtype appeared and became prevalent in Denmark. In the pres...

    Authors: Ramona Trebbien, Karoline Bragstad, Lars Erik Larsen, Jens Nielsen, Anette Bøtner, Peter MH Heegaard, Anders Fomsgaard, Birgitte Viuff and Charlotte Kristiane Hjulsager

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:290

    Content type: Research

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  6. In the spring of 2013, a novel avian-origin influenza A (H7N9) virus in Eastern China emerged causing human infections. Concerns that a new influenza pandemic could occur were raised. The potential effect of c...

    Authors: Shumei Zou, Junfeng Guo, Rongbao Gao, Libo Dong, Jianfang Zhou, Ye Zhang, Jie Dong, Hong Bo, Kun Qin and Yuelong Shu

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:289

    Content type: Research

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  7. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) viruses pose a potential human health threat as they can be transmitted directly from infected poultry to humans. During a large outbreak of HPAI H7N7 virus among poult...

    Authors: Rineke MC de Jong, Norbert Stockhofe-Zurwieden, Eline S Verheij, Els A de Boer-Luijtze, Saskia JM Ruiter, Olav S de Leeuw and Lisette AHM Cornelissen

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:276

    Content type: Research

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  8. The current study was conducted to establish animal models (including mouse and ferret) for the novel avian-origin H7N9 influenza virus.

    Authors: Lili Xu, Linlin Bao, Wei Deng, Hua Zhu, Ting Chen, Qi Lv, Fengdi Li, Jing Yuan, Zhiguang Xiang, Kai Gao, Yanfeng Xu, Lan Huang, Yanhong Li, Jiangning Liu, Yanfeng Yao, Pin Yu…

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:253

    Content type: Short report

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  9. Serological investigations of swine influenza virus infections and epidemiological conclusions thereof are challenging due to the complex and regionally variable pattern of co-circulating viral subtypes and li...

    Authors: Na Zhao, Elke Lange, Sybille Kubald, Christian Grund, Martin Beer and Timm C Harder

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:246

    Content type: Research

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  10. The genetic basis for avian to mammalian host switching in influenza A virus is largely unknown. The human A/HK/156/1997 (H5N1) virus that transmitted from poultry possesses NS1 gene mutations F103L + M106I th...

    Authors: Samar K Dankar, Elena Miranda, Nicole E Forbes, Martin Pelchat, Ali Tavassoli, Mohammed Selman, Jihui Ping, Jianjun Jia and Earl G Brown

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:243

    Content type: Research

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  11. The endemic H5N1 high pathogenicity avian influenza virus (A/H5N1) in poultry in Egypt continues to cause heavy losses in poultry and poses a significant threat to human health.

    Authors: Elham F El-Zoghby, Mona M Aly, Soad A Nasef, Mohamed K Hassan, Abdel-Satar Arafa, Abdullah A Selim, Shereen G Kholousy, Walid H Kilany, Marwa Safwat, E M Abdelwhab and Hafez M Hafez

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:203

    Content type: Research

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