Neurotropic Viral Infections

Volume 2: Neurotropic Retroviruses, DNA Viruses, Immunity and Transmission

  • Carol Shoshkes  Reiss

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Retroviruses, DNA Viruses and Prions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Aileen G. Rowan, Charles R. M. Bangham
      Pages 3-20
    3. HIV
      Susan Morgello
      Pages 21-74
    4. David C. Bloom, Adit Dhummakupt
      Pages 111-134
    5. Samantha S. Soldan, Steven Jacobson
      Pages 175-220
    6. Thomas Wisniewski, Fernando Goñi
      Pages 221-248
  3. Immunity, Diagnosis, Vectors and Beneficial Uses of Neurotropic Viruses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Carol Shoshkes Reiss
      Pages 251-303
    3. C. Jane Welsh, Andrew J. Steelman, Colin R. Young, H. R. Linsenbardt, Mary W. Meagher
      Pages 305-333
    4. Cristina Fernandez, Tom Solomon
      Pages 335-370
    5. Stephen Higgs, Dana L. Vanlandingham
      Pages 371-401
    6. John S. Mackenzie, James E. Childs, Hume E. Field, Lin-Fa Wang, Andrew C. Breed
      Pages 403-454
    7. Dipongkor Saha, Robert L. Martuza, William T. Curry Jr.
      Pages 481-517
    8. Viveka Nand Yadav, Maria G. Castro, Pedro R. Lowenstein
      Pages 519-544
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 545-557

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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