Human T-Lymphotropic Viruses

Methods and Protocols

  • Claudio Casoli

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1582)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Epidemiology and Transmission

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Thessika Hialla Almeida Araújo, Filipe Ferreira de Almeida Rego, Luiz Carlos Junior Alcantara
      Pages 25-31
    3. Christine Gross, Andrea K. Thoma-Kress
      Pages 33-46
    4. Robert A. Barclay, Michelle L. Pleet, Yao Akpamagbo, Kinza Noor, Allison Mathiesen, Fatah Kashanchi
      Pages 57-75
  3. Promoter Activity of HTLV Proteins

  4. Genotyping and Gene Expression

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Jacob Al-Saleem, Mamuka Kvaratskhelia, Patrick L. Green
      Pages 111-126
    3. Nicolas A. Gillet, Anat Melamed, Charles R. M. Bangham
      Pages 127-141
    4. Vittoria Raimondi, Sonia Minuzzo, Vincenzo Ciminale, Donna M. D’Agostino
      Pages 143-154
    5. Mariangela Manicone, Francesca Rende, Ilaria Cavallari, Andrea K. Thoma-Kress, Vincenzo Ciminale
      Pages 155-170
  5. Cellular Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 171-171
    2. Alix de Brogniez, Pierre-Yves Barez, Alexandre Carpentier, Geronimo Gutierrez, Michal Reichert, Karina Trono et al.
      Pages 173-182
    3. Federica Bozzano, Francesco Marras, Andrea De Maria
      Pages 183-194
  6. Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Rihab Nasr, Ambroise Marçais, Olivier Hermine, Ali Bazarbachi
      Pages 197-216
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 217-220

About this book


While HIV-1 continues to be well-researched, this detailed volume draws attention to other members of the Retrovirus family, namely the Human T-lymphotropic Viruses (HTLVs), featuring the most updated technical information about HTLV determination and the methods to investigate their interaction with the host immune system and interfering pathogens. The contents include essential aspects of epidemiology and virus transmission, novel and robust methodologies for studying the effects of trans-activating regulatory HTLVs’ proteins, the latest techniques for genotyping and gene expression analysis, as well as cellular phenotype and dynamics.  Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. 

Authoritative and practical, Human T-Lymphotropic Viruses: Methods and Protocols serves as an ideal guide to an area of study that is very much worthy of further research.


HTLVs Epidemiology Genotyping Cellular phenotype Therapeutic strategies Transmission Promoter activity Cellular dynamics Gene expression

Editors and affiliations

  • Claudio Casoli
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MilanoMilanoItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media LLC 2017
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-6870-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-6872-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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