Viruses and Human Disease

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Elsevier, Mar 12, 2002 - Science - 383 pages
This is the first text to examine the connection between virology and human disease. It is also the first book to integrate basic virology with pathophysiological conditions. By contrast, most virology textbooks focus on the molecular biology involved without adequate reference to physiology. Viruses and Human Disease is four-color throughout and contains clearly labeled figures and tables.

Key Features
*Provides a concise overview of animal viruses, emphasizing those causing diseases in humans;
* Integrates discussion of molecular biology, epidemiology, and the history of human viruses;
* Presents treatment of prions, gene therapy, and vaccine development;
* Illustrated in color by an expert virologist;
* Includes world maps depicting the current distribution of existing and newly emerging viruses

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Chapter 1 Overview of Viruses and Virus Infection
Chapter 2 The Structure of Viruses
Chapter 3 PlusStrand RNA and DoubleStrand RNA Viruses
Chapter 4 MinusStrand RNA Viruses
Chapter 5 Viruses Whose Life Cycle Uses Reverse Transcriptase
Chapter 6 DNAContaining Viruses
Chapter 7 Subviral Agents
Chapter 8 Host Defenses against Viral Infection and Viral Counterdefenses
Chapter 9 Gene Therapy
Appendix A References for Figures
Appendix B References for Tables

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Page 368 - SC (1995). The envelope glycoprotein from tick-borne encephalitis virus at 2 A resolution. Nature 375:291—298.
Page 30 - G. (1998) The ectodomain of a novel member of the immunoglobulin subfamily related to the poliovirus receptor has the attributes of a bona fide receptor for herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2 in human cells. J Virol.
Page 31 - CL, and et al. (1994). Structure of human rhinovirus 3C protease reveals a trypsin-like polypeptide fold, RNA-binding site, and means for cleaving precursor polyprotein. Cell 77, 761-771. Minskaia, E., Hertzig, T., Gorbalenya, AE, Campanacci, V., Cambillau, C., Canard, B., and Ziebuhr, J. (2006). Discovery of an RNA virus 3'— >5' exoribonuclease that is critically involved in coronavirus RNA synthesis.
Page 4 - discoveries concerning the interaction between tumor viruses and the genetic material of the cell.

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Strauss is a senior research associate in biology.

Strauss is the Ethel Wilson Bowles and Robert Bowles Professor of Biology at the California Institute of Technology. He received his doctorate in biochemistry from Caltech.

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