© 1981

Virus Receptors

Part 2: Animal Viruses

  • K. Lonberg-Holm
  • L. Philipson

Part of the Receptors and Recognition book series (RERE, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. P. Boulanger, K. Lonberg-Holm
    Pages 21-46
  3. P. Boulanger, L. Philipson
    Pages 117-139
  4. John Bramhall, Bernadine Wisnieski
    Pages 141-153
  5. Richard L. Crowell, Burton J. Landau, June-Sang Siak
    Pages 169-184
  6. Robin A. Weiss
    Pages 185-202
  7. Lennart Philipson
    Pages 203-211
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 213-217

About this book


It is hardly necessary to define the concept of receptors to readers of this series, but it should be borne in mind that in several instances receptors are undefined entities, whose molecular details remain to be established. On the other hand the ligand, which recognizes the receptors, has been identified and characterized in most cases. The current interest in the structure and function of biological membranes gives great expectations that we may understand in the near future the details of ligand-receptor interaction. This interaction involves two defined steps: the first, usually referred to as recognition, is followed by the second step, transduction, in which the ligand-receptor interaction is translated by the cell into a biochemical action. The present two volumes which cover prokaryotic and eukaryotic virus receptors, have been published together in order to illustrate the specificity of virus­ receptor recognition which appears to be a guiding principle for both bacteria and higher cells. The identification and characterization of the receptors for phages of gram-negative bacteria has to a large extent relied on the genetic tech­ niques available for these organisms. In a similar way the availability of genetic systems has also clarified the interrelationship between animal retrovirus receptors even if the molecular structure remains to be determined. The paucity of defined genetic systems may therefore explain part of our ignorance concerning the mole­ cular details of virus receptors on human cells and possibly also on gram-positive bacteria.


bacteria biochemistry biological biological membranes biology cells chemistry genetics membrane pathogenesis receptor receptors structure virus viruses

Editors and affiliations

  • K. Lonberg-Holm
    • 1
  • L. Philipson
    • 2
  1. 1.Du Pont Central Research and Development DepartmentUSA
  2. 2.The Wallenberg LaboratoryUniversity of UppsalaSweden

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Virus Receptors
  • Book Subtitle Part 2: Animal Viruses
  • Editors K. Longberg-Holm
  • Series Title Receptors and Recognition
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-412-16410-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-011-8024-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-8022-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 217
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary
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