Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Sun-Hwa Lee, Stacy Lee, Jae Ung Jung
    Pages 45-80
  3. Blossom Damania
    Pages 81-99
  4. Robin A. Weiss
    Pages 101-118
  5. James C. Alwine
    Pages 119-132
  6. David Everly, Neelam Sharma-Walia, Sathish Sadagopan, Bala Chandran
    Pages 133-167
  7. Santosh Kumar Upadhyay, Hem Chandra Jha, Abhik Saha, Erle S. Robertson
    Pages 169-199
  8. Ryan D. Estep, Scott W. Wong
    Pages 201-214
  9. Susann Santag, Thomas F. Schulz
    Pages 215-249
  10. Kathleen S. Gray, Samuel H. Speck
    Pages 267-305
  11. Mark S. Parcells, Joan Burnside, Robin W. Morgan
    Pages 307-335
  12. Ole Gjoerup
    Pages 337-375
  13. Tina Dalianis, Hans H. Hirsch
    Pages 419-432
  14. Kamel Khalili, Martyn K. White, Jennifer Gordon, Barbara Krynska
    Pages 433-448
  15. David Schrama, Jürgen C. Becker
    Pages 449-462
  16. Jianxin You, Susanne Wells
    Pages 463-487

About this book

Introduction

This volume constitutes a comprehensive review of the different aspects of tumor virology 100 years after the discovery of the Rous-sarcoma virus. Its aim is to bring a greater focus on the contributions of viral agents to the development of cancer, and to create an up to date compendium of the general molecular biology of these viruses,  their gene products, and targeted functions. The content of the book comprises general chapters which tie into the many aspects of cancer-related viruses and how they contribute to cell proliferation, the genes that are responsible for driving these cancers, and their mechanisms of transmission. The book also reviews the current knowledge on the molecular biology of large DNA viruses and describes the many different pathways through which they contribute to cell proliferation. Papilloma viruses and Adenoviruses, well known to be associated with invasive carcinomas, and hepatitis viruses, HTLV and retroviruses are also discussed. This volume is dedicated to  Baruch Blumberg, an outstanding scientist and recipient of the Nobel Prize for the discovery of the hepatitis B virus, who was also the author of one of the chapters.

Keywords

HPV Kaposi’s sarcoma oncogenic viruses polyomavirus tumor virology

Editors and affiliations

  • Erle S. Robertson
    • 1
  1. 1.Perelman School of MedicineUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-0016-5
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-9999-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-0016-5
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