Structure-Function Relationships of Human Pathogenic Viruses

  • Andreas Holzenburg
  • Elke Bogner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Cell entry and egress

  3. Viral replication

  4. Viral determinants for capsid formation and packaging

    1. Jay C. Brown, Michael A. McVoy, Fred L. Homa
      Pages 111-153
  5. Determinants for viral maturation

  6. Pathogenesis

    1. Anne Bellon, Martin Vey
      Pages 255-294
    2. Hans R. Gelderblom, Klaus Boller
      Pages 295-330
    3. Ralf Wagner, Anke Feldmann, Thorsten Wolff, Stephan Pleschka, Wolfgang Garten, Hans-Dieter Klenk
      Pages 331-345
  7. Viral oncogenesis

    1. Armin Ensser, Frank Neipel, Helmut Fickenscher
      Pages 349-429
    2. Sigrun Smola-Hess, Herbert J. Pfister
      Pages 431-461
  8. Defense mechanisms

    1. Mark F. Stinski, Yoon-Jae Song
      Pages 485-507
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 509-528

About this book


Structure-Function Relationships of Human Pathogenic Viruses provides information on the mechanisms by which viruses enter the cell, replicate, package their DNA into capsids and mature into new virions. The relation between structural features and the pathogenicity and oncogenicity of some of the most relevant human viral pathogens are demonstrated and the acquisition of defense mechanisms through virus-host interactions are presented. In contrast to textbooks, this volume combines timely research data to provide a holistic view of viral pathogenesis.

Furthermore Structure-Function Relationships of Human Pathogenic Viruses illustrates in a single volume the fundamental processes involved in viral life cycles using up-to-date information from research laboratories around the world. Knowledge of these processes is crucial to develop rationales for the design of future drugs. The timeliness of the data and the comprehensive yet concise approach this book takes in order to present the world of viral pathogens should make it a frontrunner in higher education and R&D.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Andreas Holzenburg
    • 1
  • Elke Bogner
    • 2
  1. 1.Microscopy and Imaging Center Department of Biology Department of Biochemistry and BiophysicsTexas A&M UniversityCollege Station
  2. 2.Institut für Klinische and Molekulare VirologieFriedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany

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