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Neuroviral Infections
General Principles and DNA Viruses

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ISBN 9781466567191
Published February 22, 2013 by CRC Press
394 Pages 10 Color & 27 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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

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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.