Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Immunobiology and Prophylaxis of Human Herpesvirus Infections

Editors: Lopez, C., Mori, R., Roizman, B., Whitley, R.J. (Eds.)

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No one whose opinion deserves a moment's consideration can doubt that most of the great positive evils of the world are in themselves removable, and will, if human affairs continue to improve, be in the end reduced to narrow limits. J. S. Mill, Utilitarianism, II, 1863 Mill was not writing about herpesviruses, but had he known them as we do, he would have included them among the great positive evils of the world. They cause disease and premature death, and are very costly to our society. There is no loftier aim than to cure or prevent human infections with these viruses. The objective of much of the current research on herpesviruses is directed toward an understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in initiation of infection, establish­ ment and termination of latent state, virus multiplication, and the destruction of cells which ultimately is the basis of the diseases caused by these viruses. At no time during the past 80 years, since members of the herpesvirus family were first discovered, has there been so much progress in our understanding of the biology of these viruses as in the past few years. Along with the development of a greater understanding of the molecular biol­ ogy of the well-known herpesviruses we have witnessed the isolation of new human herpes­ viruses.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • Cellular and Growth-Factor Requirements for the Replication of Human Herpesvirus 6 in Primary Lymphocyte Cultures

    Frenkel, Niza (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Genomic Heterogeneity of Human Herpesvirus 6 Isolates

    Pellett, Philip E. (et al.)

    Pages 9-18

  • Replication of Human Herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6): Morphological Aspects

    Nii, Shiro (et al.)

    Pages 19-28

  • Exanthem Subitum and Human Herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) Infection

    Yamanishi, Koichi (et al.)

    Pages 29-37

  • Viral Pathology of Human Herpesvirus 6 Infection

    Kurata, T. (et al.)

    Pages 39-47

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Immunobiology and Prophylaxis of Human Herpesvirus Infections
Editors
  • Carlos Lopez
  • Ryoichi Mori
  • Bernard Roizman
  • Richard J. Whitley
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
278
Copyright
1990
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Press, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-5853-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-5853-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-5855-8
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
306
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