Retrovirus Infections of the Nervous System

Current and Future Perspectives

  • Michael B. A. Oldstone
  • Hilary Koprowski
Conference proceedings

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 160)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Animal Retrovirus Infections of the Nervous System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. L. Portis
      Pages 11-27
    3. T. C. McGuire, K. I. O’Rourke, D. P. Knowles, W. P. Cheevers
      Pages 61-75
    4. A. A. Lackner, L. J. Lowenstine, P. A. Marx
      Pages 77-96
  3. Human Retrovirus Infections of the Nervous System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Human T-Cell Leukemia Virus Type 1 Infections of the Nervous System

    3. Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infections of the Nervous System

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 173-178

About these proceedings

Introduction

Although retroviruses have long been associated with a variety of animal diseases, active research in the field of human retroviruses dates from the discovery of human immunodefici­ ency virus (HIV) in association with acquired immunodefici­ ency syndrome (AIDS). The enormous research efforts in this field have been directed toward understanding the nature of the virus and toward its elimination through preventive vaccin­ ation and the cure of the disease. Human T-cell leukemia virus (HTLV-l) was the first member of the human retrovirus family to be discovered. It was implicated as the cause of adult T-cell leukemia (ATL) even before the association of HIV and AIDS was established. Research on HTL V -1 has, however, been lagging behind that of HIV because of the importance of AIDS. Today HTLV-1 and possibly closely related HTLV-2 are associated with a variety of human neurologic diseases, and research activities in this field may show that human retroviruses can cause a variety of human diseases in addition to those affecting the nervous system. Papers in this volume attempt to acquaint the reader with the present state of research into retrovirus infection and related diseases of the nervous system.

Keywords

Chronische Erkrankungen HIV HTLV-2 Nervous System Neurologische Erkrankungen Retroviren ZNS infections

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael B. A. Oldstone
    • 1
  • Hilary Koprowski
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of NeuropharmacologyScripps Clinic and Research FoundationLa JollaUSA
  2. 2.The Wistar InstitutePhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-75267-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-75269-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-75267-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-217X
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