Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology

Jaagsiekte Sheep Retrovirus and Lung Cancer

Editors: Fan, Hung Y. (Ed.)

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Retroviruses have been of great importance to biomedical science for the past half century. Initially, studies on oncogenic animal retroviruses provided important insights into molecular processes in carcinogenesis – most notably the existence and mechanisms of action of oncogenes and proto-oncogenes. Moreover, several human diseases are caused by retroviruses, including AIDS, adult T-cell leukemia and the neurological disease HAM/TSP. The topic of this volume is a relatively unknown animal retrovirus, jaagsiekte sheep retrovirus, the causative agent of transmissible lung cancer in sheep –ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma. The disease was first documented in South Africa in the 1800s, it has a wide geographical distribution, and it is of economic importance in high endemic regions. However, until very recently the nature of the etiologic agent was unclear, and relatively few laboratories actively studied the disease.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • A History of Ovine Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma (Jaagsiekte) and Experiments Leading to the Deduction of the JSRV Nucleotide Sequence

    York, D. F. (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Pathology of Ovine Pulmonary Adenocarcinoma

    Heras, M. (et al.)

    Pages 25-54

  • Natural History of JSRV in Sheep

    Sharp, J. M. (et al.)

    Pages 55-79

  • Molecular Biology of Jaagsiekte Sheep Retrovirus

    Palmarini, M. (et al.)

    Pages 81-115

  • Endogenous Retroviruses Related to Jaagsiekte Sheep Retrovirus

    DeMartini, J. C. (et al.)

    Pages 117-137

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Jaagsiekte Sheep Retrovirus and Lung Cancer
Editors
  • Hung Y. Fan
Series Title
Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
Series Volume
275
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-55638-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-55638-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-44096-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-62897-9
Series ISSN
0070-217X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 254
Topics