Epstein Barr Virus Volume 1

One Herpes Virus: Many Diseases

  • Christian Münz

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 390)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. History

  3. Virus Genetics and Epigenetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Paul J. Farrell
      Pages 45-69
    3. Wolfgang Hammerschmidt
      Pages 103-117
    4. Regina Feederle, Olaf Klinke, Anton Kutikhin, Remy Poirey, Ming-Han Tsai, Henri-Jacques Delecluse
      Pages 119-148
  4. Viral Infection and Associated Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 149-149
    2. David A. Thorley-Lawson
      Pages 151-209
    3. Samantha K. Dunmire, Kristin A. Hogquist, Henry H. Balfour
      Pages 211-240
    4. Rosemary Rochford, Ann M. Moormann
      Pages 267-285
    5. Jane A. Healy, Sandeep S. Dave
      Pages 315-337
    6. Alberto Ascherio, Kassandra L. Munger
      Pages 365-385
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 387-391

About this book


Epstein Barr virus (EBV) was discovered as the first human tumor virus around 50 years ago. Since its discovery in Burkitt’s lymphoma it has been associated with various other malignancies, infectious mononucleosis and even autoimmune diseases. The two book volumes on EBV summarize the first 50 years of research on this tumor virus, starting with historical perspectives on discovery, oncogenicity and immune control, reviewing the role that the virus plays in the various associated diseases and concluding with a discussion on how the immune system keeps persistent EBV infection under control in healthy EBV carriers and can be used to treat EBV associated diseases. The respective 32 chapters are written by international experts from three continents for health care providers, biomedical researchers and patients that are affected by EBV. The assembled knowledge should help to understand EBV associated diseases better and to develop EBV specific vaccination in the near future.


cell-mediated immune control human tumor virus immunotherapies lymphomas and carcinomas persistent infection

Editors and affiliations

  • Christian Münz
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Experimental ImmunologyUniversity of ZürichZürichSwitzerland

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