Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology

Challenges and Opportunities for Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccines

Editors: Anderson, Larry J., Graham, Barney S. (Eds.)

  • A comprehensive review of the available information on RSV
  • Provides a better understanding of RSV as prerequisite for the development of effective vaccines
  • Written by leading experts in their respective fields
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Although respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) has been a high priority for vaccine development for over 50 years now, still no vaccine is available and none has yet demonstrated sufficient promise to move to licensure. The success of RSV immune prophylaxis and the availability of ever more powerful tools to study the immune response and pathogenesis of disease, combined with the ability to construct a wide variety of vaccines using different vaccine platforms, give us grounds to believe that an RSV vaccine is within reach. This book brings together in one source what is currently known about the virus: its clinical and epidemiologic features; the host response and pathogenesis of the disease; vaccines, vaccine platforms, and treatment; and animal and tissue culture models of RSV infection. It is designed to organize the critical information relevant to RSV vaccine development, facilitate the assimilation of data, and speed progress toward producing a safe and effective vaccine.

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“I enjoyed the book: as an immunologist who has spent 10 years working on RSV there were a number of novel insights and it was nice to see it all in one place. … I will be recommending it to PhD students and Postdocs starting out on RSV research … . also recommend it to people who have been working with RSV for a while to dip in and out of to fill any gaps in the general knowledge.” (John Tregoning, Immunology News, May, 2014)


Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Virology, Reverse Genetics, and Pathogenesis of Disease

    Collins, Peter L. (et al.)

    Pages 3-38

  • Clinical and Epidemiologic Features of Respiratory Syncytial Virus

    Hall, Caroline B. (et al.)

    Pages 39-57

  • Influence of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Strain Differences on Pathogenesis and Immunity

    Melero, José A. (et al.)

    Pages 59-82

  • Structure and Function of Respiratory Syncytial Virus Surface Glycoproteins

    McLellan, Jason S. (et al.)

    Pages 83-104

  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus and Reactive Airway Disease

    Lotz, Matthew T. (et al.)

    Pages 105-118

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eBook $159.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Challenges and Opportunities for Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccines
Editors
  • Larry J. Anderson
  • Barney S. Graham
Series Title
Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
Series Volume
372
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-38919-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-38919-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-38918-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52155-7
Series ISSN
0070-217X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 409
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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