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Virus Infections and Diabetes Mellitus

  • Yechiel Becker

Part of the Developments in Medical Virology book series (DIMV, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Human insulin gene, insulin and insulin receptor polypeptides and Langerhans islets

  3. Clinical considerations of diabetes mellitus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. H. Markholst, Å Lernmark
      Pages 111-124
  4. Virus-associated diabetes mellitus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. T. Kurata, T. Sata, T. Iwasaki, T. Onodera, A. Toniolo
      Pages 143-160
    3. Sallie S. Cook, Roger M. Loria
      Pages 175-187
    4. Elena Ryder, Slavia Ryder
      Pages 201-205
  5. Viruses as diabetes-causing agents in mice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Ji-Won Yoon
      Pages 209-231
  6. Summary

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 245-245
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 255-264

About this book

Introduction

This volume in the series Developments in Medical Virology deals with viruses involved in diabetes mellitus, a syndrome with a strong genetic background that causes damage to the regulation of insulin synthesis and function. Viruses were found either to cause or to stimulate diabetes mellitus in man and in animal models. The nature of the role of viruses is described by many of the scientists who participated in the original studies. To complete the picture, chapters were included that deal with the insulin gene, the secondary structure of the proinsulin and insulin receptor polypeptides, pancreatic Langerhans islets, and clinical considerations of the disease. The aim of Developments in Medical Virology is to elucidate processes involving viruses as pathogens of cells and organisms, with special attention to human diseases. A number of volumes will be devoted to viruses affecting specific organs (e.g. brain, liver, etc.), while others will elaborate on the clinical experience in the use of antiviral drugs. The series is published in parallel with Developments in Molecular Virology, designed to present an analysis of molecular mechanisms implicated in virus infection and replicative processes. In addition, the series Developments in Veterinary Virology provides information on viruses causing diseases in animals, with special emphasis on aspects of interest to veterinarians.

Keywords

Diabetes Diabetes mellitus Hepatitis Insulin Pancreas Virus autoimmunity infection infections infectious viral infection

Editors and affiliations

  • Yechiel Becker
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Molecular Virology Faculty of MedicineThe Hebrew UniversityJerusalemIsrael

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