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Recent Advances in the State-of-Art Research in Virus-Like Particles

Submission deadline: 31 May 2023
Special Issue Editor
  • Chi-Young Wang, PhD
    National Chung Hsing University, Taichung, Taiwan
    Interests: avian virology; avian disease; virus-like particles (VLP); cytokines
Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Virus-like particles, (VLP) which are derived from the self-assemble of the viral proteins, can imitate the normal structure of virus particles without the viral nucleic acid molecules. VLP are produced by the expression of proteins using the bacteria, yeast, and viral vector in animal cells, insect cells, and plant cells. Then they assemble inside the expression host or through reconstruction in the reaction vehicle. To date, the utility of these recombinant VLP has been broadened to the development of novel vaccines, delivery vehicles of imaging reagent and biomolecules for the clinical applications in immunology, genetics, and gene therapy. Due to the increasing number of deadly infectious diseases, popular attention has focused on the utility of VLP as a promising state-of-art platform for the development of novel vaccines. Research articles, short communications and review papers on all research aspects of VLP are welcome for this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Chi-Young Wang

Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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