Hepatitis C Virus Disease

Immunobiology and Clinical Applications

  • Emilio Jirillo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Tetsuo Takehara, Norio Hayashi
    Pages 1-15
  3. Patrick Bertolino, Geoffrey W. McCaughan, David G. Bowen
    Pages 39-70
  4. James Fung, Ching-Lung Lai, Man-Fung Yuen
    Pages 130-147
  5. Ming-Lung Yu, Wan-Long Chuang
    Pages 168-191
  6. Davide Festi, Francesca Lodato, Giuseppe Mazzella, Antonio Colecchia
    Pages 215-236
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 297-306

About this book

Introduction

This comprehensive volume, written by experts in the field, emphasizes the most recent advances on the Hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) moving from basic research to clinical application. In spite of the numerous studies on HCV infection, its pathogenesis and medical treatment have not been fully explained. The first chapters of this volume analyize the full spectrum of immune responses to HCV taking into account either innate or adoptive immunity involvement. The volume also includes a series of contributions which explain the state of art of IFN-alpha treatment in HCV patients and the effectiveness of therapy also in relation to HCV genotypes. The use and applications of pegylated IFNs will also be discussed as well as the complicated HCV disease and its treatment. Hepatitis C Virus Disease: Immunobiology and Clinical Applications is an ideal volume for researchers, scientists, professionals, clinicians, physicians and graduate students in the fields of infectious disease, immunology, virology, microbiology, pharmacology and medicine.

Keywords

cell cell culture hepatitis immunobiology immunology infection infections innate immunity interferon pathogenesis proteins resistance vaccine virology virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Emilio Jirillo
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Bari and National Institute for Digestive DiseaseCastellana GrotteItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-71376-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-71375-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-71376-2
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