Microbiology and Immunology

Cover image for Vol. 58 Issue 10

Edited By: Akio Nakane, Takaji Wakita and Yasunobu Yoshikai

Impact Factor: 1.306

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 95/119 (Microbiology); 127/144 (Immunology)

Online ISSN: 1348-0421

Virtual Special Issue on Hepatitis Viruses


This Virtual Issue introduces one of the unique aspects of the journal which encompasses broad subject sections from bacteriology, virology and immunology. Articles below from the Virology section represent various studies in hepatitis viruses covered in the journal ranging from approaches for evaluation of viral infection to mechanisms of infection including potential impairment of host immune response. The January 2011 Issue (Vol. 55 No.1) also publishes the latest Review Article by Dr Tetsuro Suzuki on maturation of HCV structural proteins and of production of the viral infectious particles.

Establishment of an indicator cell system for hepatitis C virus
Yoshinori Tanaka, Yoshio Mori, Hideki Tani, Takayuki Abe, Kohji Moriishi, Hirotatsu Kojima, Tetsuo Nagano, Takayoshi Okabe, Tetsuro Suzuki, Masashi Tatsumi, Yoshiharu Matsuura

Non-human primate surrogate model of hepatitis C virus infection
Hirofumi Akari, Yuki Iwasaki, Tomoyuki Yoshida and Sayuki Iijima

17β-estradiol inhibits the production of infectious particles of hepatitis C virus
Kazumi Hayashida, Ikuo Shoji, Lin Deng, Da-Peng Jiang, Yoshi-Hiro Ide and Hak Hotta

Decreased interferon-production and impaired regulatory function of plasmacytoid dendritic cells induced by the hepatitis C virus NS 5 protein
Muhammad Amjad, Nahed Abdel-Haq, Muhammad Faisal, Mustafa Kamal and Varsha Moudgal

Screen of multifunctional monoclonal antibodies against hepatitis B core virus-like particles
Chang Sun, Fei-Xiang Ding, Fang Wang, Xiao-Wen He, Ying He, Zhao-Shen Li and Shu-Han Sun

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