Cell Biology of Herpes Viruses

  • Klaus Osterrieder

Part of the Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology book series (ADVSANAT, volume 223)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Walid Azab, Klaus Osterrieder
    Pages 1-27
  3. Darin J. Weed, Anthony V. Nicola
    Pages 29-47
  4. Evelyn A. Kurt-Jones, Megan H. Orzalli, David M. Knipe
    Pages 49-75
  5. Myriam Scherer, Eva-Maria Schilling, Thomas Stamminger
    Pages 77-94
  6. Jason D. Heming, James F. Conway, Fred L. Homa
    Pages 119-142
  7. Richard J. Roller, Joel D. Baines
    Pages 143-169
  8. Keith W. Jarosinski
    Pages 195-224

About this book


Herpes viruses are widely distributed in nature, causing disease in organisms as diverse as bivalves and primates, including humans. Each virus appears to have established a long-standing relationship with its host, and the viruses have the ability to manipulate and control the metabolism of host cells, as well as innate and adaptive antiviral immune responses. Herpes viruses maintain themselves within hosts in a latent state resulting in virus persistence for years – usually for the life span of the hosts. Herpes viruses comprise a large number of pathogens with diverse cellular targets and biological consequences of infection. What they have in common is their structure and the fact that they establish a dormant (latent) infection in their hosts that usually persists for life. The reviews here will highlight the general principles of herpes virus infection, with equal attention to overall principle and important difference. Also, the cell type- and life-style dependent differences in the establishment and maintenance of virus persistence will be covered.


innate immunity virus release virus replication virus entry virus assembly

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Osterrieder
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für VirologieFreie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-53167-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-53168-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0301-5556
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-7065
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