Alpha Herpesviruses: Molecular and Cellular Biology

Alpha Herpesviruses: Molecular and Cellular Biology by R. M. Sandri-Goldin

ISBN10: 1904455093
ISBN13: 978-1904455097
Author: R. M. Sandri-Goldin
Title: Alpha Herpesviruses: Molecular and Cellular Biology
Publisher: Caister Academic Press; 1 edition (August 1, 2006)
Language: English
Size ePub: 1295 kb
Size PDF: 1446 kb
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Subcategory: Medicine

Alpha Herpesviruses: Molecular and Cellular Biology by R. M. Sandri-Goldin



The alpha herpesviruses are an important group of viruses characterized by a short reproductive cycle, rapid destruction of the host cell, and the ability to replicate in a wide variety of host tissues. A key attribute of these viruses is the ability to establish lifelong latent infection in the peripheral nervous system of the natural host. Research into the molecular and cellular biology of the alpha herpesviruses has advanced greatly in recent years. Written by internationally recognized experts, this book highlights the more provocative and exciting findings in herpesvirus research. Each chapter is a review of a specific area with an emphasis on recent advances and the latest developments. The book examines multifunctional proteins, advances in DNA replication, new information on the regulation of gene expression, the emergence of new technologies, recent technological advances in fluorescent probes, the induction of apoptosis, the disruption of interferon, vaccine development, and drug design. With a specific focus on new and topical herpesvirus research, Alpha Herpesviruses is essential reading for everyone with an interest in herpesviruses and it is recommended reading for other scientists working in viral pathogenesis, viral genomics, and antiviral research.

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