Viruses and Human Disease

Other | March 1, 2002

byStrauss, Ellen G., Ellen G. Strauss, James H. Strauss

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This is the first text to examine the connection between virology and human disease. It is also the first book to integrate basic virology with pathophysiological conditions. By contrast, most virology textbooks focus on the molecular biology involved without adequate reference to physiology.Viruses and Human Diseaseis four-color throughout and contains clearly labeled figures and tables.

Key Features
*Provides a concise overview of animal viruses, emphasizing those causing diseases in humans;
* Integrates discussion of molecular biology, epidemiology, and the history of human viruses;
* Presents treatment of prions, gene therapy, and vaccine development;
* Illustrated in color by an expert virologist;
* Includes world maps depicting the current distribution of existing and newly emerging viruses

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This is the first text to examine the connection between virology and human disease. It is also the first book to integrate basic virology with pathophysiological conditions. By contrast, most virology textbooks focus on the molecular biology involved without adequate reference to physiology.Viruses and Human Diseaseis four-color throu...

Format:OtherDimensions:383 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:March 1, 2002Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0080521681

ISBN - 13:9780080521688

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Table of Contents

Contents


Preface


1. Overview of Viruses and Virus Infection


Introduction


Classification of Viruses


An Overview of the Replication Cycle of Viruses


Effects of Virus Infection on the Host Cell


Epidemiology: The Spread of Viruses from Person to Person


Further Reading


2. The Structure of Viruses


Introduction


Helical Symmetry


Icosahedral Symmetry


Nonenveloped Viruses with More Complicated Structural Features


Enveloped Viruses


Assembly of Virions


Stability of Virions


Further Reading


3. Plus-Strand RNA and Double-Strand RNA Viruses


Introduction


Family Picornaviridae


Family Caliciviridae


Family Astroviridae


Family Togaviridae


Family Flaviviridae


Family Coronaviridae


Family Arteriviridae


Family Papillomaviridae


Family Parvoviridae


TT Virus: A Newly Described Human Virus


Further Reading


The Plus-Strand RNA Viruses of Plants


Origin and Evolution of Plus-Strand RNA Viruses


Viruses That Contain Double-Stranded RNA: Family Reoviridae


Further Reading


4. Minus-Strand RNA Viruses


Introduction


Overview of the Minus-Strand RNA Viruses


Family Rhabdoviridae


Family Paramyxoviridae


Family Filoviridae


Family Bornaviridae


Family Orthomyxoviridae


Family Bunyaviridae


Family Arenaviridae


Evolution of Minus-Strand RNA Viruses


Further Reading


5. Viruses Whose Life Cycle Uses Reverse Transcriptase


Introduction


Family Retroviridae


Family Hepadnaviridae


Further Reading


6. DNA-Containing Viruses


Introduction


Family Poxviridae


Family Herpesviridae


Family Adenoviridae


Family Polyomaviridae


7. Subviral Agents


Introduction


Defective Interfering Viruses


Satellites and Satellite Viruses


Viroids and Virusoids


Hepatitis δ


Prions and Prion Diseases


Further Reading


8. Host Defenses against Viral Infection and Viral Counterdefenses


Introduction


Adaptive Immune System


Innate Immune System


Viral Counterdefenses


Interactions of Viruses with Their Hosts


Further Reading


9. Gene Therapy


Introduction


Virus Vector Systems


Use of Viruses as Expression Vectors


Further Reading


Appendix A


References for Figures


Appendix B


References for Tables


Index