Herpes Virus Vectors

  • Minas Arsenakis
  • Bernard Roizman


The size, structure, and wide host range of herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2) make them suitable for use as vectors of genetic material both their own and that of foreign genomes. This chapter will describe in brief the unique structure of the HSV genome and the procedures used for selecting recombinant genomes, and illustrate the utility of this technology with specific examples of application.


Thymidine Kinase Genital Herpes Thymidine Kinase Gene Genital Herpes Simplex Herpes Simplex Virus Vector 
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  • Minas Arsenakis
  • Bernard Roizman

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