Pathogenicity of Human Herpesviruses Due to Specific Pathogenicity Genes

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Yechiel Becker, Gholamreza Darai
Springer-Verlag, Jan 1, 1994 - Herpesvirus diseases - 387 pages
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The questions of how the pathogenic human herpesviruses cause diseases, and what should be done to prevent infection and disease have prompted scientific interest in the molecular basis of the functions of all human herpesvirus genes in various tissues and organs of the infected host. This volume compiles the knowledge on the pathogenicity genes of herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2, the ones which have been most actively investigated at the molecular level. It adds to the understanding of herpesvirus gene involvement in diseases and shows the potential of this knowledge for planning new strategies for the development of vaccines in the future. The book will be of great help to physicians and to scientists concerned with the involvement of herpesviruses in aggravating patients' conditions, leading to a life threatening infection.

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Contents

Entry of Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 into CellsEarly
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Pathogenicity of Glycoprotein CNegative Herpes Simplex
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Structure and Function of Glycoprotein D of Herpes
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