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Evolutionary Virology and Evolutionary Oncology

Guest edited by: Franco M. Buonaguro and Andrei Kozlov

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Several factors are playing a role on the evolution of the species by the genetic changes introduced in the genome of the living being. Virologic agents and oncogenetic changes are contributing to the evolution process. Through this series we aim to highlight the innovative concepts and research studies that are contributing to discover the relevance of these components in the evolution of the animal, and in particular of man. This series aims to bring together a broad range of evolutionary experts. Articles can have a wide range of topics focusing on evolutionary factors. Those on viral and cancer-related evolutionary processes will be welcome.

Relevant research papers published in Infectious Agents and Cancer will be added to the series, with commentary to explain their significance, or put them in context for non specialist readers.

The section will include:

  • Evolutionary processes induced by integration of endogenous retroviruses; 
  • Co-evolution of humans and DNA viruses (i.e. the HPV model);
  • Mutations involved in oncogenesis and evolution.

This collection of articles has not been sponsored and articles have undergone the journal's standard peer-review process and the Guest Editor declares no competing interest.

Submit your papers here, and make sure to choose the thematic series 'Evolutionary Virology and Evolutionary Oncology' when asked if you are submitting a paper for a thematic series.

  1. Exosomes are the smallest group of extracellular vesicles in size from 30 to 150 nm, surrounded by a lipid bilayer membrane, and originate from multivesicular bodies secreted by different types of cells, such ...

    Authors: Shahab Mahmoudvand, Somayeh Shokri, Mohsen Nakhaie, Farid Azizi Jalilian, Ameneh Mehri-Ghahfarrokhi, Reza Yarani and Ali Shojaeian
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2022 17:58
  2. Antiviral therapy has been shown to benefit long-term survival after curative hepatectomy in patients with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-associated hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with high levels of HBV-DNA, but the...

    Authors: Ziqiang Li, Chengpeng Tan, Xiaohong Liu, Zhe Feng and Kun Li
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2022 17:56
  3. Recent studies have shown the importance of the microbiota in women's health. Indeed, the persistence of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)-related lesions in patients with dysbiosis can be the antechamber to cervica...

    Authors: Miriam Dellino, Eliano Cascardi, Antonio Simone Laganà, Giovanni Di Vagno, Antonio Malvasi, Rosanna Zaccaro, Katia Maggipinto, Gerardo Cazzato, Salvatore Scacco, Raffaele Tinelli, Alessandro De Luca, Marina Vinciguerra, Vera Loizzi, Antonella Daniele, Ettore Cicinelli, Carmine Carriero…
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2022 17:53
  4. Nowadays, cancer is the leading cause of death among threats to humanity, necessitating prompt action and preparation. Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers in women and is currently treated with s...

    Authors: Dorsa Haghighi, Shaghayegh Yazdani, Mahdieh Farzanehpour and Hadi Esmaeili Gouvarchinghaleh
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2022 17:51
  5. This article provides an overview of diffusion kurtosis (DKI) imaging in abdominal oncology. DKI allows for more data on tissue structures than the conventional diffusion model (DWI). However, DKI requires hig...

    Authors: Vincenza Granata, Roberta Fusco, Andrea Belli, Ginevra Danti, Eleonora Bicci, Carmen Cutolo, Antonella Petrillo and Francesco Izzo
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2022 17:25
  6. Various investigations have expanded the views that tuberculosis is an important risk factor for lung cancer occurrence. Lung cancer originates from chronic inflammation and infection. It is becoming clearer t...

    Authors: Yongwei Qin, Yujie Chen, Jinliang Chen, Kuang Xu, Feifan Xu and Jiahai Shi
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2022 17:20
  7. Radiomics is a progressing field of research that deals with the extraction of quantitative metrics from medical images. Radiomic features detention indirectly tissue features such as heterogeneity and shape a...

    Authors: Vincenza Granata, Roberta Fusco, Sergio Venazio Setola, Igino Simonetti, Diletta Cozzi, Giulia Grazzini, Francesca Grassi, Andrea Belli, Vittorio Miele, Francesco Izzo and Antonella Petrillo
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2022 17:6
  8. Resistance to antibiotics and anticancer therapy is a serious global health threat particularly in immunosuppressed cancer patients. Current study aimed to estimate the antibacterial and anticancer potentials ...

    Authors: Aly Fahmy Mohamed, Mohamed Nasr, Mohamed E. Amer, Tamer M. M. Abuamara, Wagih M. Abd-Elhay, Hassan Fathy Kaabo, Emad Eldin R. Matar, Laila E. El Moselhy, Tamer Albasyoni Gomah, Mohammed Abd EL-Fatah Deban and Rania Ibrahim Shebl
    Citation: Infectious Agents and Cancer 2022 17:4