© 2017

Epigenetics of Infectious Diseases

  • Walter Doerfler
  • Josep Casadesús

Part of the Epigenetics and Human Health book series (EHH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Christine E. Birdwell, Krista Queen, Rona S. Scott
    Pages 65-87
  3. Michael J. Mahan, Douglas M. Heithoff, Lucien Barnes V, Robert L. Sinsheimer
    Pages 89-112
  4. Marjan W. van der Woude
    Pages 159-173
  5. Inessa Gendlina, Natalie Silmon de Monerri, Kami Kim
    Pages 189-220
  6. Ana C. Pena, Francisco Aresta-Branco, Luísa M. Figueiredo
    Pages 221-241
  7. Evelien M. Bunnik, Karine G. Le Roch
    Pages 243-264
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 265-277

About this book


The present volume of Epigenetics and Human Health is devoted to the patho-epigenetics of viral and microbial infections, an exiting new field of disease-related epigenetic research. As recognized during the past years, epigenetic reprogramming of pathogen and host genome functions – the latter frequently induced by pathogens – plays an important role in many infectious processes. Beyond their immediate relevance for pathogen proliferation and obligatorily associated symptoms, such alterations frequently contribute to severe additional complications, such as the development of immunodeficiency, cancer and various chronic disorders. This holds in particular for epigenetic dysregulation of host gene expression induced by latent infections. The present book summarizes current knowledge of the mechanisms underlying epigenetic changes caused by viral, bacterial, fungal and protozoan infections and their impact on human health.


bacterial infections infected viral genomes integrated viral genomes parasitic protozoa protist infections virus-induced tumor cells

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter Doerfler
    • 1
  • Josep Casadesús
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Clinical and Molecular VirologyUniversity Erlangen-Nürnberg Medical SchoolErlangenGermany
  2. 2.Departamento de GenéticaUniversidad de SevillaSevillaSpain

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals