© 2001

Marek’s Disease

  • Kanji Hirai

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 255)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. K. A. Schat, C. J. Markowski-Grimsrud
    Pages 91-120
  3. L. D. Bacon, H. D. Hunt, H. H. Cheng
    Pages 121-141
  4. R. F. Silva, L. F. Lee, G. F. Kutish
    Pages 143-158
  5. B. Lupiani, L. F. Lee, S. M. Reddy
    Pages 159-190
  6. Y. Izumiya, H.-K. Jang, M. Ono, T. Mikami
    Pages 191-221
  7. R. W. Morgan, Q. Xie, J. L. Cantello, A. M. Miles, E. L. Bernberg, J. Kent et al.
    Pages 223-243
  8. H.-J. Kung, L. Xia, P. Brunovskis, D. Li, J.-L. Liu, L. F. Lee
    Pages 245-260
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 289-294

About this book


Marek's disease virus (MDV) is a herpesvirus which causes a lymphoproliferative disorder of the domestic chicken worldwide. The serious economical problem caused by MDV was mostly solved by development of an effective vaccine against MDV. The development of live vaccines against the disease is remarkable as it has led to the first example of a commercially available vaccine against cancer as well as against diseases caused by herpesviruses. This volume gives an overview on many aspects of MDV research and summarizes recent advances in the field. The topics include the history, biology and molecular biology of MDV, pathogenesis, vaccinal immunity, immune response, genetic resistance and development of recombinant polyvalent vaccines. It is hoped that this volume will make an important contribution towards the control of infectious diseases.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kanji Hirai
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Tumor Virology, Medical Research InstituteTokyo Medical and Dental UniversityBunkyo-kuTokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Marek’s Disease
  • Editors K. Hirai
  • Series Title Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-67798-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-63217-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-56863-3
  • Series ISSN 0070-217X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 296
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Virology
    Molecular Medicine
    Cancer Research
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