© 2008

Group B Coxsackieviruses

  • Steven Tracy
  • M. Steven Oberste
  • Kristen M. Drescher

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 323)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. CVB Genetics

    1. E. Domingo, V. Martin, C. Perales, C. Escarmis
      Pages 3-32
    2. Steven Tracy, C. Gauntt
      Pages 49-63
  3. CVB Entry and Replication

  4. Host-Virus Interaction

    1. D. Marchant, X. Si, H. Luo, B. McManus, D. Yang
      Pages 177-198
    2. J. R. Romero
      Pages 223-239
    3. Kristen M. Drescher, Steven Tracy
      Pages 259-274
    4. N. R. Rose
      Pages 293-314
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 337-340

About this book


This monograph reviews information published since 1997 on the group B coxsackieviruses (CVB), a large and important group of human enteroviruses. The CVB were discovered in the mid-20th century, during the search for other poliovirus types, and within a very few years of this discovery, the CVB had been implicated as causes of human myocarditis and pancreatitis. The study of the CVB is still inextricably linked with the fate of their well-known relatives, the polioviruses, for as poliovirus eradication proceeds around the world, the CVB emerge more prominently as the enteroviruses best suited for continuing studies in enteroviral molecular biology as well as understanding the mechanisms underlying enteroviral pathogenesis. This volume reviews and presents modern views on the spectrum of CVB biologies, from interaction of the virus with its receptor through replication, speciation, and induction of disease.


CVB entry CVB genetics CVB infection CVB replication autoimmunity chronic myocarditis chronic pancreatitis coxsackievirus-adenovirus receptor enterovirus persistence infection infections poliovirus quasispecies theory virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Steven Tracy
    • 1
  • M. Steven Oberste
    • 2
  • Kristen M. Drescher
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Nebraska Medical CenterOmahaUSA
  2. 2.National Center for Immunization & Respiratory DiseasesAtlantaUSA
  3. 3.Creighton University School of MedicineOmahaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Group B Coxsackieviruses
  • Editors Steven Tracy
    M. Steven Oberste
    Kristen M. Drescher
  • Series Title Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-75545-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-09476-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-75546-3
  • Series ISSN 0070-217X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIX, 340
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Virology
    Medical Microbiology
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