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The Viruses

The Herpesviruses

Volume 3

Editors: Roizman, Bernard (Ed.)

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A great truth is a truth whose opposite. is also a great truth. Thomas Mann (Essay on Freud, 1937) This volume centers on pseudorabies (PR V), herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2), and human cytomegalovirus (CMV) and fulfills three objectives. The chapters on the epidemiology and latency of HSV, and on the glycoproteins specified by HSV and CMV, set the stage for the discussions of the immunobiology and pathogenesis of human herpesvirus infections in Volume 4. The epidemiology of HSV is the basis of our understanding of the spread and survival of this virus in the human populations. Central to the epidemiology of HSV and its pathogenesis in humans is the ability of the virus to remain in a latent state for the life of its host. The viral membrane glycoproteins are among the most interesting virion proteins, primarily because of their critical role in the initiation of infection. Since they are the surface membrane proteins of the virion and appear on the surface of productively infected cells, they are also the obvious if not the exclusive targets of the immune response. The chapters on the transforming potential of HSV and CMV, and on the role of HSV in human cancer, deal with challenging problems requiring rather different experimental tools.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Epidemiology of Herpes Simplex Viruses

    Whitley, Richard J.

    Pages 1-44

  • Individual HSV Transcripts

    Wagner, Edward K.

    Pages 45-104

  • Molecular Biology of Pseudorabies Virus

    Ben-Porat, Tamar (et al.)

    Pages 105-173

  • Herpes Simplex Virus Latency

    Hill, Terence J.

    Pages 175-240

  • Herpes Simplex Viruses and Their Role in Human Cancer

    Rawls, William E.

    Pages 241-255

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eBook $84.99
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Softcover $109.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4612-9456-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Herpesviruses
Book Subtitle
Volume 3
Editors
  • Bernard Roizman
Series Title
The Viruses
Copyright
1985
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Press, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4613-2383-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4613-2383-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4612-9456-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
432
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