Neurotropic Viral Infections

Volume 1: Neurotropic RNA Viruses

  • Carol Shoshkes Reiss

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Vincent Racaniello
    Pages 1-26
  3. Lauren A. O’Donnell, James F. Bale Jr.
    Pages 27-43
  4. Christopher C. Broder, Kum Thong Wong
    Pages 45-83
  5. Monique Lafon
    Pages 85-113
  6. Stanley Perlman, D. Lori Wheeler
    Pages 115-148
  7. Daniel J. Bonthius
    Pages 149-174
  8. Diane E. Griffin
    Pages 175-204
  9. Robert Seymour, Scott C. Weaver
    Pages 205-227
  10. Barbara W. Johnson
    Pages 229-258
  11. Marco Antonio Campos, Kátia Paulino Ribeiro de Souza, Danilo Bretas Oliveira, Erna Geessien Kroon
    Pages 259-272
  12. Nobuko Yamashita
    Pages 295-314
  13. Mady Hornig
    Pages 315-336
  14. Andrea J. Pruijssers, Terence S. Dermody
    Pages 337-360
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 361-370

About this book


This second edition is a comprehensive study of the viruses that affect the brain and the central nervous system. Along with a focus on the viruses themselves, it addresses the diseases they cause, current treatments and preventive measures. Also discussed are the unique aspects of how viruses cause disease and why certain hosts are more susceptible (e.g., polymorphisms, age, co-morbidities). 

Because there are 29 cutting edge chapters, written by experts in the fields, Neurotropic Viral Infections has been divided into two separate volumes.  Volume 1, Neurotropic RNA Viruses, includes 14 chapters on RNA viruses that cause human disease of the central nervous system ranging from Bornavirus to polio to West Nile. 

Volume 2, Neurotropic Retroviruses, DNA Viruses, Immunity and Transmission, includes 15 chapters divided into two parts.  Part 1 includes 7 chapters on retroviruses and DNA viruses that cause human disease of the central nervous system ranging from HIV to varicella zoster virus.  Part 2 includes chapters on transmission of these viruses by transplantation, bites by bats and insects, clinical management of the infections, and beneficial uses of attenuated viruses.

Neurotropic Viral Infections is a unique resource, bridging basic, clinical, and translational approaches. 


Immunology Neurotropic infections Viruses RNA Virus Retrovirus Prions

Editors and affiliations

  • Carol Shoshkes Reiss
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Biology and Neural ScienceNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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