Human Herpesviruses

  • Yasushi Kawaguchi
  • Yasuko Mori
  • Hiroshi Kimura

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1045)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Alphaherpesviruses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jun Arii, Yasushi Kawaguchi
      Pages 3-21
    3. Colin Crump
      Pages 23-44
    4. Daisuke Watanabe, Fumi Goshima
      Pages 63-84
    5. Kimiyasu Shiraki
      Pages 103-122
    6. Tomohiko Sadaoka, Yasuko Mori
      Pages 123-142
  3. Betaherpesviruses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Huamin Tang, Yasuko Mori
      Pages 145-165
    3. William L. Close, Ashley N. Anderson, Philip E. Pellett
      Pages 167-207
    4. Mitsuhiro Nishimura, Yasuko Mori
      Pages 227-249
    5. Naoki Inoue, Mao Abe, Ryo Kobayashi, Souichi Yamada
      Pages 271-296
  4. Gammaherpesviruses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Tadashi Watanabe, Atsuko Sugimoto, Kohei Hosokawa, Masahiro Fujimuro
      Pages 321-355
    3. Teru Kanda
      Pages 377-394
    4. Shigeyoshi Fujiwara
      Pages 413-436
    5. Masashi Fukayama, Akiko Kunita, Atsushi Kaneda
      Pages 437-457
    6. Hiroshi Kimura
      Pages 459-475
    7. Jeffrey I. Cohen
      Pages 477-493
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 495-501

About this book


This book introduces and reviews several topics for each human herpesvirus. One of the most important features of the book is that it covers aspects of both basic research and clinical medicine. Herpesviridae, a family of double-strand DNA viruses, has unique biological features by which these viruses establish latency after primary infection and reactivate in later life. Nine human herpesviruses are known so far, and each of them causes a variety of diseases in both primary infection and reactivation. Since the discovery of each human herpesvirus, an abundance of findings related to them has accumulated in basic research and clinical medicine. However, the vast majority of biological features is still masked in mystery. Furthermore, a strategy of treatment and prevention has not yet been established for most human herpesviruses. A wide range of readers will be interested in this volume with its treatment of problematic points and latest findings in the field.


Herpes simplex virus Varicella zoster virus Human cytomegalovirus Human herpesvirus 6A Human herpesvirus 6B Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated virus Epstein–Barr virus Alphaherpesvirus Betaherpesvirus Gammaherpesvirus

Editors and affiliations

  • Yasushi Kawaguchi
    • 1
  • Yasuko Mori
    • 2
  • Hiroshi Kimura
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Molecular Virology, Department of Microbiology and ImmunologyThe Institute of Medical Science, The University of TokyoMinato-ku, TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Division of Clinical VirologyKobe University Graduate School of MedicineKobeJapan
  3. 3.Department of VirologyNagoya University Graduation School of MedicineNagoyaJapan

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