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Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology

Hepatitis Delta Virus

Editors: Casey, John L. (Ed.)

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Since its discovery nearly 30 years ago, hepatitis delta virus (HDV) has continued to surprise and fascinate. At 1,680 nucleotides the HDV genome is the smallest known to infect man. It is unique among animal viruses, the closest known relatives being plant viroids. To compensate for its limited protein coding capacity, HDV relies heavily on host functions and on structural features of its circular RNA genome. HDV infection depends on hepatitis B virus as a helper, and increases the severity of liver disease caused by HBV alone. There is currently neither an effective HDV vaccine nor a generally accepted useful therapy for HDV infection. This volume encompasses recent developments in HDV research, from molecular virology to genetics to experimental investigation of new therapeutic and vaccine candidates.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Structure and Replication of Hepatitis Delta Virus RNA

    Pages 1-23

    Taylor, J. M.

  • HDV RNA Replication: Ancient Relic or Primer?

    Pages 25-45

    Macnaughton, T. B. (et al.)

  • HDV Ribozymes

    Pages 47-65

    Been, M. D.

  • RNA Editing in Hepatitis Delta Virus

    Pages 67-89

    Casey, J. L.

  • Post-translational Modification of Delta Antigen of Hepatitis D Virus

    Pages 91-112

    Huang, W. -H. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hepatitis Delta Virus
Editors
  • John L. Casey
Series Title
Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
Series Volume
307
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-29802-1
DOI
10.1007/3-540-29802-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-29801-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06751-8
Series ISSN
0070-217X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 228
Number of Illustrations
17 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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