Latency Strategies of Herpesviruses

  • Janos Minarovits
  • Eva Gonczol
  • Tibor Valyi-Nagy

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Tibor Valyi-Nagy, Deepak Shukla, Herbert H. Engelhard, Jerry Kavouras, Perry Scanlan
    Pages 1-36
  3. Katalin Burian, Eva Gonczol
    Pages 55-85
  4. Béla Taródi
    Pages 86-101
  5. Laszlo Egyed
    Pages 137-140
  6. Hans Helmut Niller, Hans Wolf, Janos Minarovits
    Pages 154-191
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 193-299

About this book


Latency is a fascinating property of herpesviruses which ensures the maintenance of their genetic information in their hosts for an extended period in the absence of productive virus replication. Focusing on human herpesviruses and animal models of herpesvirus-associated human diseases, this is the first book dealing with the intricate epigenetic mechanisms (DNA methylation, histone modification, alteration of chromatin structure) that regulate latency-associated transcription. Special attention is given to immune evasion "tricks" blocking immune responses to herpesvirus infected cells and viral RNAs and proteins involved in malignant transformation. Latency Strategies of Herpesviruses is an ideal book for researchers, scientists and graduate students in the fields of virology, immunology, microbiology, bacteriology, and veterinary medicine.


Antigen DNA cell genes methylation virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Janos Minarovits
    • 1
  • Eva Gonczol
    • 2
  • Tibor Valyi-Nagy
    • 3
  1. 1.Microbiological Research GroupNational Center for EpidemiologyBudapestHungary
  2. 2.Department of VirologyNational Center for EpidemiologyBudapestHungary
  3. 3.Department of Pathology College of MedicineUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

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