HSV can evade host defenses and cause lifelong infection and severe illness. Lysosomes are catabolic organelles that play an important role in the regulation of cellular homeostasis. Lysosomal dysfunction and alterations in the process of autophagy have been identified in a variety of diseases, including HSV infection, and targeting lysosomes is a potential anti-HSV therapeutic strategy. This article reviews the role of lysosomes and lysosome-associated proteins in HSV infection, providing attractive targets and novel strategies for the treatment of HSV infection.
Keywords: HSV; autophagy; hydrolases; lysosome; lysosome-associated membrane glycoproteins.