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Cancer-Causing Viruses and Their Inhibitors

ISBN 9781138374836
Published November 21, 2018 by CRC Press
511 Pages 21 Color & 85 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Cancer-causing viruses, also called oncoviruses, play a key role in the development of certain cancers. They contribute to genetic changes that disrupt the cell cycle machinery, interfering with functions such as cell growth. Cancer-Causing Viruses and Their Inhibitors presents a plethora of research from internationally reputed contributors who discuss different types of oncoviruses, their mechanisms of invasion and growth, and their life cycles.

The book begins with an overview of the oncoviruses discovered to date and includes a brief description of their structures, genotypes, replication, and mechanisms of infection leading to cancers. It then explores several of these viruses in detail, including:

  • Human T-cell leukemia virus type 1 (HTLV-1)
  • Hepatitis C virus (HCV)
  • Epstein–Barr virus (EBV)
  • Human papilloma virus (HPV)
  • Human herpes virus 8 (HHV-8)/Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpes virus (KSHV)
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV/AIDS)
  • Oncolytic viruses

This book is an essential reference for those working in virology, oncology, and biotechnology. The discoveries presented will enable researchers and clinicians to optimize both historical and current approaches to anti-viral therapies.

Table of Contents

Cancer Causing Viruses: An Introduction; Satya P. Gupta and Vertika Gautam

Targeting Human T-Cell Leukemia Virus Type 1: Pathogenesis and Treatment Strategies; Jun-ichirou Yasunaga

Hepatitis C Virus and Its Inhibitors: The Polymerase as a Target for Nucleoside and Nucleotide Analogs; Jerome Deval and Martin Huber

Mechanisms of Hepatitis C Virus Clearance by Interferon and Ribavirin Combination: Lessons Learned from In Vitro Cell Culture; Srikanta Dash, Partha K. Chandra, Kurt Ramazan, Robert F. Garry, and Luis A. Balart

Hepatitis B Virus Infection and Hepatocellular Carcinoma; Rakhi Maiwall and Manoj Kumar Sharma

Epstein–Barr Virus and Treatment of Its Infection; Tarun Jha, Amit Kumar Halder, and Nilanjan Adhikari

Landscape of Papilloma Virus in Human Cancers: Prevention and Therapeutic Avenues; Susri Ray Chaudhuri (Guha), Anirban Roy, Indranil Chatterjee, Rahul Roy Chowdhury, and Snehasikta Swarnakar

Role of High-Risk Human Papillomaviruses in Breast Carcinogenesis; Ala-Eddin Al Moustafa

Prospective Therapies of Genital Human Papillomavirus Infections; Ricardo Ney Oliveira Cobucci, Janaina Cristiana de Oliveira Crispim, and Ana Katherine da Silveira Gonçalves

Human Herpesvirus Type 8/Kaposi Sarcoma Herpesvirus: An Overview of Viral Pathogenesis and Treatment of Associated Diseases; Hiba El Hajj, Raghida Abou Merhi, and Ali Bazarbachi

Tea Polyphenolic Compounds against Herpes Simplex Viruses; Tin-Chun Chu, Sandra D. Adams, and Lee H. Lee

HIV Integrase Inhibitors: Qualitative and Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship Studies; Rajni Garg and Gene M. Ko

Virus Wars: Oncolytic versus Oncogenic Viruses; Markus Vähä-Koskela, Fabrice Le Boeuf, and Vincenzo Cerullo

Oncolytic Viruses and Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors; Vaishali M. Patil and Satya P. Gupta


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Dr. Satya P. Gupta is a Professor in the Department of Applied Sciences at the National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research (NITTTR), Bhopal, India. Dr Gupta is one of the pioneers of QSAR (quantitative structure-activity relationship). He has published approximately 200 papers in various reputed journals on the topic and contributed dozens of authoritative reviews in prestigious review journals. This book is a result of his vast experience working in QSAR.