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A Look Into This Unique Family of Viruses


In order to fully understand the nature of viruses, it is important to look at them from both, their basic science and clinical, standpoints. Our goal with this book was to dissect Herpesviridae into its biological properties and clinical significance in order to provide a logical, as well as practical, approach to understanding and treating the various conditions caused by this unique family of viruses. In addition to their up-to-date and extensive text, each chapter is laced with a variety of diagrams, tables, charts, and images, aimed at helping us achieve our goal. We hope that this book will serve as a reference tool for clinicians of various specialties worldwide.

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HerpesviridaeA Look Into This Unique Family of VirusesEdited by George Dimitri Magel

Published: March 7th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1207

ISBN: 978-953-51-0186-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6863-8

Copyright year: 2012

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33912 Total Chapter Downloads

8 Crossref Citations

27 Web of Science Citations

22 Dimensions Citations


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1. Interferon, the Cell Cycle and Herpesvirus

By H. Costa, S. Correia, R. Nascimento and R.M.E. Parkhouse


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2. Optimal Gene Expression for Efficient Replication of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV-1)

By Jun Nakabayashi


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3. Trojan Horses and Fake Immunity Idols: Molecular Mimicry of Host Immune Mediators by Human Cytomegalovirus

By Juliet V. Spencer


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4. Contributions of the EBNA1 Protein of Epstein-Barr Virus Toward B-Cell Immortalization and Lymphomagenesis

By Amber T. Washington and Ashok Aiyar


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5. Kaposi’s Sarcoma-Associated Virus Governs Gene Expression Profiles Toward B Cell Transformation

By Keiji Ueda, Emi Ito, Masato Karayama, Eriko Ohsaki, Kazushi Nakano and Shinya Watanabe


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6. Human Herpesviruses in Hematologic Diseases

By Márta Csire and Gábor Mikala


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7. Zoster-Associated Pain and Post Herpetic Neuralgia

By Tamara Ursini, Monica Tontodonati, Ennio Polilli, Lucio Pippa and Giustino Parruti


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8. Varicella Zoster Virus Infection in Pregnancy

By Irena Narkeviciute and Jolanta Bernatoniene


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9. KSHV Paracrine Effects on Tumorigenesis

By Ramona Jochmann, Peter Lorenz, Priya Chudasama, Christian Zietz, Michael Stürzl and Andreas Konrad


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10. Herpesviruses of Fish, Amphibians and Invertebrates

By Steven van Beurden and Marc Engelsma


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11. Nucleoside and Nucleotide Analogues for the Treatment of Herpesvirus Infections: Current Stage and New Prospects in the Field of Acyclic Nucleoside Phosphonates

By Marcela Krečmerová


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12. Evidence-Based Treatment of Postherpetic Neuralgia

By Rafael Galvez and Maria Redondo


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13. Antiviral Activity of Lactoferrin and Ovotransferrin Derived Peptides Towards Herpesviridae

By Francesco Giansanti, Loris Leboffe and Giovanni Antonini


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