The Retroviridae

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Juni 1993



In this second volume in the series The Retroviridae, the readers are treated to up-to-date reviews on these viruses, which are found in a variety of animal species. The volume begins with important observations on the general fea­ tures of retrovirus entry into cells as determined by the viral envelope glyco­ proteins and the cell surface receptors (Chapter 1). Aspects of this virus-cell interaction form the basis for the variety of biologic effects associated with this virus family. A timely review of the oncogenic feline viruses is included next (Chapter 2). These viruses, along with the avian and murine retroviruses (Volume 1, Chapters 6 and 7), have provided valuable insight into cancer induction in other animal species, including humans. Two other major groups of retroviruses, the lentiviruses and the spuma­ viruses, are introduced in the present volume. Initially these groups, along with oncoviruses, were the three subfamilies in the Retroviridae. This com­ plex virus family has now been reclassified into seven separate genera (Vol­ ume 1, Chapter 2). Equine infectious anemia virus is the prototype for a lentivirus (Chapter 5). One of the first viruses discovered in nature (1904), it was only relatively recently recognized as a retrovirus. Lentiviruses are asso­ ciated primarily with immunologic disorders such as autoimmunity and AIDS (Chapters 3-5), but their association with neurologic disease is also well established (Chapters 4 and 5, and future volumes).


Cellular Receptors and Viral Glycoproteins Involved in Retrovirus Entry; R.A. Weiss. Feline Oncoretroviruses; W.D. Hardy, Jr. The Feline Immunodeficiency Virus; N.C. Pedersen. The Lentiviruses of Sheep and Goats; O. Narayan, et al. Equine Retroviruses; R.C. Montelaro, et al. Spumavirinae; P.C. Loh. Human Retroviruses; K. Sugamura, Y. Hinuma. Index.
EAN: 9780306443695
ISBN: 0306443694
Untertitel: 1993. Auflage. Book. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 1993
Seitenanzahl: 460 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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