Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology

Marek’s Disease

Editors: Hirai, K. (Ed.)

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Marek's disease virus (MDV) is a herpesvirus which causes a lymphoproliferative disorder of the domestic chicken worldwide. The serious economical problem caused by MDV was mostly solved by development of an effective vaccine against MDV. The development of live vaccines against the disease is remarkable as it has led to the first example of a commercially available vaccine against cancer as well as against diseases caused by herpesviruses. This volume gives an overview on many aspects of MDV research and summarizes recent advances in the field. The topics include the history, biology and molecular biology of MDV, pathogenesis, vaccinal immunity, immune response, genetic resistance and development of recombinant polyvalent vaccines. It is hoped that this volume will make an important contribution towards the control of infectious diseases.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • The History and Biology of Marek’s Disease Virus

    Biggs, P. M.

    Pages 1-24

  • Pathogenesis of Marek’s Disease Virus Infection

    Calnek, B. W.

    Pages 25-55

  • Protective Efficacy of Marek’s Disease Vaccines

    Witter, R. L.

    Pages 57-90

  • Immune Responses to Marek’s Disease Virus Infection

    Schat, K. A. (et al.)

    Pages 91-120

  • Genetic Resistance to Marek’s Disease

    Bacon, L. D. (et al.)

    Pages 121-141

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Marek’s Disease
Editors
  • K. Hirai
Series Title
Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
Series Volume
255
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-56863-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-56863-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-63217-4
Series ISSN
0070-217X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 296
Topics