Hepatitis C Virus Disease: Immunobiology and Clinical Applications / Edition 1 by Emilio Jirillo | 9780387713755 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Hepatitis C Virus Disease: Immunobiology and Clinical Applications / Edition 1

Hepatitis C Virus Disease: Immunobiology and Clinical Applications / Edition 1

by Emilio Jirillo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387713751

ISBN-13: 9780387713755

Pub. Date: 11/13/2007

Publisher: Springer New York

This comprehensive volume, written by experts in the field, emphasizes the most recent advances on the Hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) moving from basic research to clinical application. In spite of the numerous studies on HCV infection, its pathogenesis and medical treatment have not been fully explained. The first chapters of this volume analyize the full

Overview

This comprehensive volume, written by experts in the field, emphasizes the most recent advances on the Hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) moving from basic research to clinical application. In spite of the numerous studies on HCV infection, its pathogenesis and medical treatment have not been fully explained. The first chapters of this volume analyize the full spectrum of immune responses to HCV taking into account either innate or adoptive immunity involvement. The volume also includes a series of contributions which explain the state of art of IFN-alpha treatment in HCV patients and the effectiveness of therapy also in relation to HCV genotypes. The use and applications of pegylated IFNs will also be discussed as well as the complicated HCV disease and its treatment. Hepatitis C Virus Disease: Immunobiology and Clinical Applications is an ideal volume for researchers, scientists, professionals, clinicians, physicians and graduate students in the fields of infectious disease, immunology, virology, microbiology, pharmacology and medicine.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387713755
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
11/13/2007
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents


Innate Immunity in Type C Hepatitis   Tetsuo Takehara   Norio Hayashi     1
Mechanisms of Interferon Action and Resistance in Chronic Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Lessons Learned from Cell Culture Studies   Srikanta Dash   Sidhartha Hazari   Robert F Garry   Fredric Regenstein     16
Immunological Parameters Influencing Adaptive Immune Responses to the Hepatitis C Virus   Patrick Bertolino   Geoffrey W. McCaughand   David G. Bowen     39
Immune Responses Against the Hepatitis C Virus and the Outcome of Therapy   Paul Klenerman   Eleanor Barnes     71
Other Microbial Components Associated with Hepatitis C Virus Infection: Their Effects on Interferon- [alpha]/Ribavirin Treatment   Luigi Amati   Vittorio Pugliese   Emilio Jirillo     87
Interferon-Induced Effector Proteins and Hepatitis C Virus Replication   Michael Frese   Eva Dazert     106
Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C with Different Genotypes   James Fung   Ching-Lung Lai   Man-Fung Yuen     130
Interferon Treatment of Hepatitis C Virus Infection: From Basic Biology to Clinical Application   Norihiro Furusyo   Masayuki Murata   Jun Hayashi     148
Interferon-Based Therapy for Hepatitis CVirus Infections   Ming-Lung Yu   Wan-Long Chuang     168
Treatment of Chronic Hepatitis C in "Difficult-to-Treat" Patients in the Clinical Setting   Ana Moreno   Rafael Barcena   Carmen Quereda     192
Effects of Combined IFN-Alpha/Ribavirin Treatment in HCV Disease-Related Progression   Davide Festi   Francesca Lodato   Giuseppe Mazzella   Antonio Colecchia     215
Pegylated Interferons: Clinical Applications in the Management of Hepatitis C Infection   S. James Matthews   Christopher McCoy     237
Subject Index     293

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >