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Neuroviral Infections
Two Volume Set

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ISBN 9781439868522
Published February 22, 2013 by CRC Press
909 Pages 15 Color & 81 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Two-Volume Set:

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.

Neuroviral Infections: RNA Viruses and Retroviruses presents an up-to-date overview of the general principles of infections and major neuroviral infections caused by RNA viruses and retroviruses. It is designed for virologists, specialists in infectious diseases, teachers of virology, and postgraduate students of medicine, virology, neurosciences, and immunology.

Table of Contents

General Principles and DNA Viruses

Principles of Viral Infections of the Nervous System: Neuroviral Infections: A Historical Perspective. Neuroviral Infections and Immunity. Controlling Neuroinflammation: Lessons from Rabies Virus. Laboratory Diagnosis of CNS Viral Infections. New Trends in Antiviral Therapy of CNS Infections. Animal Models of Viral Encephalitis. Neurotropic DNA Viruses and their Diseases: Herpes Simplex Virus and Human CNS Infections. CNS, Neurological Infections Caused by the Herpesvirus Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV), and Models of VZV Neurotropism. Epstein–Barr Virus and CNS Infections. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Infection. Human Herpesvirus 6A, 6B, and 7 Encephalitis. The Human Polyomavirus JC and Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy.

RNA Viruses and Retroviruses

RNA Viruses: Alphavirus Neurovirulence. Neurological Chikungunya: Lessons from Recent Epidemics, Animal Models, and Other Alphavirus Family Members. Arenaviruses and Neurovirology. Bunyaviruses. Human Coronaviruses: Respiratory Pathogens Revisited as Infectious Neuroinvasive, Neurotropic, and Neurovirulent Agents. Nonpolio Enteroviruses, Polioviruses, and Human CNS Infections. Neurovirulence of the West Nile Virus. Murray Valley Encephalitis Virus. Japanese Encephalitis Virus and Human CNS Infection. Tick-Borne Encephalitis. St. Louis Encephalitis. Powassan Virus. Neurological Dengue. Influenza Virus and CNS Infections. Human Paramyxoviruses and Infections of the Central Nervous System. Rabies Virus Neurovirulence. Rubella Virus Infections. Retroviruses: Human T-Lymphotropic Virus. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Neuropathogenesis.

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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.