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Human Retroviruses and Anti-Viral Therapies

  • R. C. Gallo
  • M. S. ReitzJr.
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 143)

Abstract

At least four types of human retroviruses are currently identified. They are causally involved in several different kinds of diseases in humans, including leukemia and lymphoma immunodeficiency diseases and neurologic and central nervous system diseases. Their identification has led to the ability to easily detect them and to a basic understanding of their life cycle. This knowledge makes possible various strategies for prevention and treatment of diseases due to infection by these viruses.

Keywords

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type Central Nervous System Disease Hairy Cell Leukemia Viral mRNA Tropical Spastic Paraparesis 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. C. Gallo
    • 1
  • M. S. ReitzJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Tumor Cell Biology, National Cancer InstituteNational Institutes of HealthBethesdaUSA

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