Methods in Molecular Medicine

Hepatitis B and D Protocols

Volume 1: Detection, Genotypes, and Characterization

Editors: Hamatake, Robert K., Lau, Johnson Y. N. (Eds.)

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Despite the availability of an effective vaccine, there are still 400 million people worldwide who are chronically infected with the hepatitis B and D viruses (HBV and HDV), and more work still needs to be done in all of the key areas of managing the disease. In Hepatitis B and D Protocols, leading investigators and clinicians have joined forces to create a broad-ranging collection of core techniques for the study of HBV and HDV infections and for the development of therapies to treat them. In this first of two volumes Detection, Genotypes, and Characterization, the authors focus on readily reproducible molecular methods for the identification and quantification of viral markers, the detection and impact of viral variants, and the study of the viral life cycle. Each fully tested protocol is described in step-by-step detail by an established expert in the field and includes a background introduction outlining the principle underlying the technique, equipment and reagent lists, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. An accompanying second volume, Immunology, Model Systems, and Clinical Studies, contains user-friendly protocols for the study of host immune responses to infection, in vitro and in vivo models of infection, and the development of antivirals.
Taken together, Hepatitis B and D Protocols, Volume 1: Detection, Genotypes, and Characterization and Volume 2: Immunology, Model Systems, and Clinical Studies offer both new and experienced investigators an encyclopedic collection of powerful tools for studying HBV and HDV infections, as well as an essential resource for finding new therapies to treat chronically infected patients.

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"Both volumes provide an excellent reference for background information and detailed experimental investigations for both Hepatitis B and Hepatitis D. A major attribute of the volumes is that as they cover a wide range of subjects, the reader has the opportunity to access information they would not normally encounter. Volumes 1 and 2 are an excellent reference source and the methodologies described present the opportunity for both new and experienced researchers to study the molecular aspects of HBV and HDV infection."-SGM Quarterly

"...an excellent reference for background information and detailed experimental investigations for both Hepatitis B and Hepatitis D...." - Microbiology Today

"The book is an extremely comprehensive collection of valuable modern protocols on detection of HBV DNA in serum and liver … . In summary, the general layout of the book is of excellent quality. Details are painstakingly provided so that sophisticated readers can profit from first hand top quality information derived from people who have personally worked at the bench. The substantial number of references will also allow easy access to the specific literature in the field." (M. Mondelli, Digestive and Liver Disease, Vol. 37, 2005)


Table of contents (31 chapters)

Table of contents (31 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hepatitis B and D Protocols
Book Subtitle
Volume 1: Detection, Genotypes, and Characterization
Editors
  • Robert K. Hamatake
  • Johnson Y. N. Lau
Series Title
Methods in Molecular Medicine
Series Volume
95
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-59259-669-0
DOI
10.1385/159259669X
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-58829-105-9
Series ISSN
1543-1894
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
376
Number of Illustrations
109 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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