Epigenetics of Infectious Diseases

  • Walter Doerfler
  • Josep Casadesús

Part of the Epigenetics and Human Health book series (EHH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Christine E. Birdwell, Krista Queen, Rona S. Scott
    Pages 65-87
  3. Michael J. Mahan, Douglas M. Heithoff, Lucien Barnes V, Robert L. Sinsheimer
    Pages 89-112
  4. Marjan W. van der Woude
    Pages 159-173
  5. Inessa Gendlina, Natalie Silmon de Monerri, Kami Kim
    Pages 189-220
  6. Ana C. Pena, Francisco Aresta-Branco, Luísa M. Figueiredo
    Pages 221-241
  7. Evelien M. Bunnik, Karine G. Le Roch
    Pages 243-264
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 265-277

About this book

Introduction

The present volume of Epigenetics and Human Health is devoted to the patho-epigenetics of viral and microbial infections, an exiting new field of disease-related epigenetic research. As recognized during the past years, epigenetic reprogramming of pathogen and host genome functions – the latter frequently induced by pathogens – plays an important role in many infectious processes. Beyond their immediate relevance for pathogen proliferation and obligatorily associated symptoms, such alterations frequently contribute to severe additional complications, such as the development of immunodeficiency, cancer and various chronic disorders. This holds in particular for epigenetic dysregulation of host gene expression induced by latent infections. The present book summarizes current knowledge of the mechanisms underlying epigenetic changes caused by viral, bacterial, fungal and protozoan infections and their impact on human health.

Keywords

bacterial infections infected viral genomes integrated viral genomes parasitic protozoa protist infections virus-induced tumor cells

Editors and affiliations

  • Walter Doerfler
    • 1
  • Josep Casadesús
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Clinical and Molecular VirologyUniversity Erlangen-Nürnberg Medical SchoolErlangenGermany
  2. 2.Departamento de GenéticaUniversidad de SevillaSevillaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55021-3
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-55019-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-55021-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-2262
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-2270
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