The Immune Response to Viral Infections

Editors: Askonas, B.A., Moss, B., Torrigiani, G., Gorini, S. (Eds.)

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Virus diseases continue to represent serious health problems in most parts of the world. In spite of the fact that diseases such as polio­ myelitis and measles have been controlled in the industrialized countries by vaccination, vaccines now in use in tropical countries have proved not to be optimal. Further research is needed to develop new vaccines that will be effective in all countries. To do so we need to understand better the immune response to different viruses so that we may be able to maxi­ mize the protective response of new vaccines and minimize their potential immunopathologic effect. An exciting new discovery which is now being further developed is the possibility of being able to use some viruses (e.g. vaccinia, adenoviruses, etc.), as carriers for other antigens. This may open up the way for the production of vaccines that will be inexpensive and that will confer long­ lasting immunity after only one injection. This meeting has also served to review our present knowledge of virus diseases which are still of great importance such as hepatitis, dengue and influenza.

Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • The Contributions of Virus Infections to our Understanding of the Immune System

    Ada, G. L.

    Pages 1-2

  • CD4 as the Receptor for Retroviruses of the HTLV Family: Immunopathogenetic Implications

    Carbonari, M. (et al.)

    Pages 3-7

  • T-Cells in Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Infection

    Askonas, B. A. (et al.)

    Pages 9-17

  • Nerves and Neuropeptides in the Regulation of Mucosal Immunity

    Bienenstock, John (et al.)

    Pages 19-26

  • Possible Factors Contributing to Persistence of Cytomegalovirus Infection

    Blanden, R. V.

    Pages 27-36

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Immune Response to Viral Infections
Editors
  • B.A. Askonas
  • B. Moss
  • G. Torrigiani
  • S. Gorini
Copyright
1989
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Press, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-5712-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-5712-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-43360-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-5714-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
305
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