Transforming Proteins of DNA Tumor Viruses

  • Rolf Knippers
  • Arnold J. Levine

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 144)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. The Transforming Protein of Simian Virus 40: Large T Antigen and Its Interaction with the Cellular Protein p 53

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rolf Knippers, Arnold J. Levine
      Pages 3-7
    3. E. Fanning, J. Schneider, A. Arthur, A. Höss, I. Moarefi, S. Modrow
      Pages 9-19
    4. G. Loeber, R. Parsons, P. Tegtmeyer
      Pages 21-29
    5. M. Scheffner, R. Wessel, H. Stahl
      Pages 37-45
    6. H.-W. Stürzbecher, K. Rudge, R. Brain, C. Addison, M. Grimaldi, J. R. Jenkins
      Pages 55-62
  3. Polyoma Virus Middle T Antigen

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Rolf Knippers, Arnold J. Levine
      Pages 107-108
    3. S. H. Cheng, R. Harvey, H. Piwnica-Worms, P. C. Espino, T. M. Roberts, A. E. Smith
      Pages 109-120
    4. M. Strauss, L. Lübbe, U. Kiessling, M. Platzer, B. E. Griffin
      Pages 129-134
  4. Transforming Functions of Papillomaviruses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135

About these proceedings


It is surprising, and even disappointing, that there have been very few meetings and published volumes resulting from these meetings that focus attention upon all of the groups of DNA tumor viruses. Historically, separate meetings were held each year for the adenovirus-SV40-polyoma researchers, the herpes­ viruses, hepatitis B virus and the papillomaviruses. It was as if these four virus groups were four fields of study developing independently with a literature and culture of their own. When a virologist crossed the field from the adenovirus group to the herpesvirus or papillomaviruses, he or she was lost to their former group because of the structure of separate meetings and remote literature. This, of course, has resulted from historical accident and is being rectified by the rapid progress made in our understanding of how these viruses contribute to the causation of cancer in animals and humans. It was pre­ cisely because of these factors that it was time to hold a meeting and publish its proceedings on the subject of transforming proteins of DNA tumor viruses. For the first time, DNA tumor viruses were defined as all of the virus groups that can contribute to cancer in animals with the exception, unfortunately, of the . poxviruses. The purpose of the meeting was to bring together scientists who rarely attend meetings together but actually work on the same problems with different viruses.


DNA RNA antigen cancer gene hepatitis hepatitis B liver molecular biology protein proteins tumor tumorigenesis virology virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Rolf Knippers
    • 1
  • Arnold J. Levine
    • 2
  1. 1.Fakultät für BiologieUniversität KonstanzKonstanzGermany
  2. 2.Department of BiologyPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-74580-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-74578-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-217X
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