© 1994

Simian Immunodeficiency Virus

  • Norman L. Letvin
  • Ronald C. Desrosiers

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 188)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. P. N. Fultz
    Pages 65-76
  3. G. Pancino, H. Ellerbrok, M. Sitbon, P. Sonigo
    Pages 77-105
  4. K. T. Jeang, A. Gatignol
    Pages 123-144
  5. D. I. Watkins
    Pages 145-159
  6. K. H. G. Mills, W. C. Jones
    Pages 161-173
  7. N. L. Letvin, K. A. Reimann, Y. Yasutomi, D. J. Ringler, H. Yamamoto
    Pages 175-184
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 239-244

About this book


Interest in the lentivirus subfamily of retroviruses has greatly intensified due to the realization that HIV-1 and HIV-2 are members of this previously obscure group. Related lentiviruses have now been isolated from sheep, goats, horses, cattle, cats, monkeys, and humans. This issue of CTMI is devoted to the lentiviruses of nonhuman primates, referred to as simian immunodeficiency viruses (SIVs). The SIVs provide valuable tools for our quest to understand and control the HIVs, which are obviously important new human pathogens. Included in this volume are discussions of the distribution and molecular phylogeny of the SIVs and their use as animal models for the study of AIDS pathogenesis, and the chapters clearly illustrate how SIV models are contributing to our understanding of the ability of host immune responses to control infection at least temporarily and the ability of virus to evade these host immune defenses.


AIDS HIV T cell antibody immune response immunodeficiency infection pathogenesis pathology protein proteins retroviruses vaccine virology virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Norman L. Letvin
    • 1
  • Ronald C. Desrosiers
    • 1
  1. 1.New England Regional Primate Research CenterHarvard Medical SchoolSouthboroughUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Simian Immunodeficiency Virus
  • Editors Norman L. Letvin
    Ronald C. Desrosiers
  • Series Title Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-57274-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-78538-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-78536-8
  • Series ISSN 0070-217X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 241
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Immunology
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