1st Edition

Neuroviral Infections General Principles and DNA Viruses

Edited By Sunit K. Singh, Daniel Ruzek Copyright 2013
    394 Pages 10 Color & 27 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


    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.