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The Coxsackie B Viruses / Edition 1

The Coxsackie B Viruses / Edition 1

by Steven Tracy
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540623906

ISBN-13: 9783540623908

Pub. Date: 09/28/1997

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

The Coxsackie B viruses (CVBs), human enteroviruses that are responsible for numerous cases of pediatric central nervous system infections as well as both childhood and adult heart muscle infections, were discovered in 1948. The CVBs are commonly encountered human infectious agents and certainly one of the most clinically significant human enterovirus groups. This

Overview

The Coxsackie B viruses (CVBs), human enteroviruses that are responsible for numerous cases of pediatric central nervous system infections as well as both childhood and adult heart muscle infections, were discovered in 1948. The CVBs are commonly encountered human infectious agents and certainly one of the most clinically significant human enterovirus groups. This volume includes discussions of CVB epidemiology, the roles of immune responses to CVB infections, virion structure, RNA higher order structures, virus receptors, and the genetics of CVB virulence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540623908
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
09/28/1997
Series:
Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology Series, #223
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
311
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.84(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

A Short History and Introductory Background on the Coxsackieviruses of Group B.- Coxsackievirus B Epidemiology and Public Health Concerns.- Coxsackie B Viruses and Human Heart Disease.- Group B Coxsackie Diseases in Children.- Effects of Nutritional Antioxidants and Other Dietary Constituents on Coxsackievirus-Induced Myocarditis.- Genetic Divergence Among the Group B Coxsackieviruses.- Coxsackievirus B5 and the Relationship to Swine Vesicular Disease.- Higher Order Structures of Coxsackievirus B 5’ Nontranslated Region RNA.- The Structure of Coxsackievirus B3.- Identification and Biology of Cellular Receptors for the Coxsackie B Viruses Group.- Genetics of Coxsackievirus Virulence.- Roles of the Humoral Response in Coxsackievirus B-Induced Disease.- Roles of T Cells in Coxsackievirus B-Induced Disease.

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