Papillomaviruses and Human Disease

  • Kari J. Syrjänen
  • Lutz Gissmann
  • Leopold G. Koss

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. J. P. Sundberg
    Pages 40-103
  3. P. B. Spradbrow
    Pages 334-370
  4. E. Schwarz
    Pages 443-466
  5. K. J. Syrjänen
    Pages 467-503
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 505-518

About this book


In recent years, papillomaviruses in general and human papillo­ maviruses in particular have been recognized as possible agents of important diseases, including some forms of human cancer. The purpose of this book is to present a concise panorama of the pre­ sent status of knowledge of this topic. This knowledge is as impor­ tant to molecular biologists and virologists as it is to clinicians and pathologists. To bridge the gap among these diverse groups of investigators, we conceived of a book covering a broad spectrum of the basic scientific, clinical, and pathological aspects of diseases associated with papillomaviruses. Although the principal thrust of this book is directed at human papillomaviruses, fundamental knowledge of animal viruses is essential to the current understand­ ing of the molecular mechanisms of cell transformation. For this reason, a chapter on animal viruses has also been included. Some of the experimental work having to do with the elucidation of transformation and other aspects of interaction between the virus and the cell cannot be based on human papillomaviruses because of a lack of suitable experimental models. Hence, some of the chapters dealing with fundamental aspects of viral molecular biol­ ogy are based on animal models. We were very fortunate in having persuaded a number of distin­ guished colleagues to contribute to this work.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kari J. Syrjänen
    • 1
  • Lutz Gissmann
    • 2
  • Leopold G. Koss
    • 3
  1. 1.Laboratory of Pathology & Cancer ResearchFinnish Cancer SocietyKuopioFinland
  2. 2.Institut für VirusforschungDeutsches KrebsforschungszentrumHeidelbergWest Germany
  3. 3.Department of Pathology, Montefiore Medical CenterAlbert Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-71099-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-71097-1
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