Modulation of Host Gene Expression and Innate Immunity by Viruses

  • Peter Palese

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Megan L. Shaw, Peter Palese
    Pages 1-18
  3. David E. Levy, Isabelle J. Marié
    Pages 19-34
  4. Saumendra N. Sarkar, Gregory A. Peters, Ganes C. Sen
    Pages 35-63
  5. Markus Wagner, Shahram Misaghi, Hidde L. Ploegh
    Pages 65-94
  6. Adolfo García-Sastre
    Pages 95-114
  7. Nicola Stock, Stephen Goodbourn, Richard E. Randall
    Pages 115-139
  8. Sunil J. Advani, Bernard Roizman
    Pages 141-161
  9. James B. Johnston, Grant McFadden
    Pages 163-195
  10. Christopher F. Basler
    Pages 197-220
  11. Susan R. Ross
    Pages 221-243
  12. Montrell Seay, Savithramma Dinesh-Kumar, Beth Levine
    Pages 245-279
  13. Eunhwa Choi, Stephen J. Chanock
    Pages 281-294
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 295-304

About this book

Introduction

This book is an excellent, up-to-date reference on a relatively young area of research in which virology, cellular biology and molecular pathogenesis govern the principles of coinvestigation. Thus, the book will be of great interest to virologists, molecular immunologists and biologists, and biochemists but also to clinical pharmacologists in the long-term search for new antiviral agents. Ulrich Desselberger, Gif-sur-Yvette/Cambridge.

Infection of a naïve (non-immune) host with a virus elicits an immediate response which results in a cascade of changes in the host, including an interferon response (innate immunity). The outcome of this interaction is influenced by the genes of the virus as well as the genes of the host. Interestingly, different viruses do it in different ways. Not only is there a plethora of mechanisms used by the invading organisms, but the host has also evolved a great variety of redundant and robust countermeasures. This interplay of host and virus represents one of the most significant frontiers in biology today. A clearer understanding of the mechanisms involved will arm us with better strategies to deal with viruses, including emerging pathogens and potential bioterrorism agents. This book is sure to benefit students, scientists, and physicians working in the areas of virology, immunology, microbiology, and infectious diseases. Pharmaceutical industry professionals will also find interest in this illuminating look into virus/host interactions.

Keywords

RNA Viruses host defenses immune system immunity infection infections infectious disease innate immunity interferon microbe microbes pathogenesis viral infection virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Palese
    • 1
  1. 1.Mount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-3242-0
  • Copyright Information Springer 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-3241-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-3242-4
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