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Neuroviral Infections

General Principles and DNA Viruses, 1st Edition

Edited by Sunit K. Singh, Daniel Ruzek

CRC Press

390 pages | 10 Color Illus. | 27 B/W Illus.

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Neurovirology is an interdisciplinary field representing a melding of virology, clinical neuroscience, molecular pathogenesis, diagnostic virology, molecular biology, and immunology. Neuroviral Infections: General Principles and DNA Viruses covers recent developments in the area of neuroviral infections and discusses their role in related fields such as immunology, cell biology, and molecular biology. It offers a complete discussion of the major neuroviral infections caused by DNA viruses, including information on emerging basic principles, neuroviral infections, and future challenges in virology.

Table of Contents

Principles of Viral Infections of the Nervous System

Neuroviral Infections: A Historical Perspective

Georg Gosztonyi and Manfred Sell

Neuroviral Infections and Immunity

Bersabeh Tigabu, Fabian de Kok-Mercado, and Michael R. Holbrook

Controlling Neuroinflammation: Lessons from Rabies Virus

Monique Lafon

Laboratory Diagnosis of CNS Viral Infections

Alexander C. Outhred, Jen Kok, and Dominic E. Dwyer

New Trends in Antiviral Therapy of CNS Infections

Renan B. Domingues

Animal Models of Viral Encephalitis

Keith E. Steele

Neurotropic DNA Viruses and their Diseases

Herpes Simplex Virus and Human CNS Infections

Marcela Kúdelová and Július Rajčáni

CNS, Neurological Infections Caused by the Herpesvirus Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV), and Models of VZV Neurotropism

Paul R. Kinchington

Epstein–Barr Virus and CNS Infections

Antonio Volpi and Francesca Pica

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection

Souichi Yamada, Rumi Taniguchi, Isao Kosugi, and Naoki Inoue

Human Herpesvirus 6A, 6B, and 7 Encephalitis

Joseph Ongrádi, Balázs Stercz, Valéria Kövesdi, Károly Nagy, Joshua Prichett, Dharam Ablashi, and Steven Jacobson

The Human Polyomavirus JC and Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

Monica Mischitelli, Daniela Fioriti, Anna Bellizzi, Elena Anzivino, Fernanda Chiarini, and Valeria Pietropaolo

About the Editors

Dr. Sunit Kumar Singh is a permanent faculty member in the Section of Infectious Diseases and Immunobiology, Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, India.

Dr. Daniel Ruzek is a research scientist at the Institute of Parasitology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, and Assistant Professor at the Department of Medical Biology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Infectious Diseases
MEDICAL / Immunology
MEDICAL / Neurology