© 1990

Immunobiology and Prophylaxis of Human Herpesvirus Infections

  • Carlos Lopez
  • Ryoichi Mori
  • Bernard Roizman
  • Richard J. Whitley

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 278)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Human Herpesvirus No.6

    1. Niza Frenkel, Ehud Roffman, Eric C. Schirmer, George Katsafanas, Linda S. Wyatt, Carl H. June
      Pages 1-8
    2. Philip E. Pellett, Gary J. Lindquester, Paul Feorino, Carlos Lopez
      Pages 9-18
    3. Shiro Nii, Mariko Yoshida, Fumio Uno, Takeshi Kurata, Kazuyoshi Ikuta, Koichi Yamanishi
      Pages 19-28
    4. Koichi Yamanishi, Toshio Kondo, Kazukiro Kondo, Yasuhiko Hayakawa, Shinichi Kido, Kazuo Takahashi et al.
      Pages 29-37
    5. T. Kurata, T. Iwasaki, T. Sata, T. Wakabayashi, K. Yamaguchi, T. Okuno et al.
      Pages 39-47
  3. Immunobiology of Varicella-Zoster Virus

    1. Michiaki Takahashi, Koichi Baba, Kiyoshi Horiuchi, Hitoshi Kamiya, Yoshizo Asano
      Pages 49-58
    2. Ann M. Arvin, Celine M. Koropchak, Margaret Sharp, Randy Bergen, Pamela S. Diaz
      Pages 71-81
    3. Paul R. Kinchington, Paul Ling, Michael Pensiero, Ann Gershon, John Hay, William T. Ruyechan
      Pages 83-91
  4. Human Cytomegalovirus

    1. Sergio Stagno, Gretchen A. Cloud
      Pages 93-104
  5. Epstein-Barr Virus

  6. Herpes Simplex Virus

    1. Myron Levine, Alexandra Krikos, Joseph C. Glorioso, Fred L. Homa
      Pages 151-164
    2. Lenore Pereira, Ishtiaq Qadri, David Navarro, Concepcion Gimeno
      Pages 165-182
    3. Ryoichi Mori, Hiroko Minagawa, Shunji Sakuma, Shirou Mohri, Takeshi Watanabe
      Pages 191-197

About this book


No one whose opinion deserves a moment's consideration can doubt that most of the great positive evils of the world are in themselves removable, and will, if human affairs continue to improve, be in the end reduced to narrow limits. J. S. Mill, Utilitarianism, II, 1863 Mill was not writing about herpesviruses, but had he known them as we do, he would have included them among the great positive evils of the world. They cause disease and premature death, and are very costly to our society. There is no loftier aim than to cure or prevent human infections with these viruses. The objective of much of the current research on herpesviruses is directed toward an understanding of the molecular mechanisms involved in initiation of infection, establish­ ment and termination of latent state, virus multiplication, and the destruction of cells which ultimately is the basis of the diseases caused by these viruses. At no time during the past 80 years, since members of the herpesvirus family were first discovered, has there been so much progress in our understanding of the biology of these viruses as in the past few years. Along with the development of a greater understanding of the molecular biol­ ogy of the well-known herpesviruses we have witnessed the isolation of new human herpes­ viruses.


development immunobiology infection infections virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Carlos Lopez
    • 1
  • Ryoichi Mori
    • 2
  • Bernard Roizman
    • 3
  • Richard J. Whitley
    • 4
  1. 1.Eli Lilly and CompanyIndianapolisUSA
  2. 2.Kyushu UniversityFukuokaJapan
  3. 3.The University of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  4. 4.University of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA

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