Human Polyomaviruses: Molecular and Clinical Perspectives

Human Polyomaviruses: Molecular and Clinical Perspectives

Editor(s): Kamel Khalili, Gerald L. Stoner

Published Online: 28 MAY 2002

Print ISBN: 9780471390091

Online ISBN: 9780471221944

DOI: 10.1002/0471221945

About this Book

Human Polyomaviruses
Molecular and Clinical perspectives
Edited by Kamel Khalili and Gerald L. Stoner
Our understanding of human polyomaviruses has evolved profoundly in the last fifteen years, creating an urgent need for an updated resource. Drs. Khalili and Stoner have collected the contributions of renowned researchers and clinicians in this cutting-edge volume.

Human Polyomaviruses: Molecular and Clinical Perspectives presents in-depth analyses, comprehensive reviews, and timely assessments of recent discoveries and ongoing controversies focused on these important viral pathogens. Beginning with an historical perspective, this book covers up-to-date investigations into the molecular biology and pathogenesis of human polyomaviruses. All aspects of these persistent infections are subsequently covered, including clinical issues, from diagnosis to information on treatment and drug trials. Central topics are:

  • BK virus
  • JC virus
  • Simian virus 40 (SV40) and its potential as a human pathogen
  • Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML)

This reference is a superb indoctrination for graduate students, medical students, high-level undergraduates, and anyone engaged in the study of DNA viruses and their molecular biology, evolution, transmission, and pathological potential.

Table of contents

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    3. Chapter 15

      JC virus in Experimental and Clinical Brain Tumorigenesis (pages 409–430)

      Luis Del Valle, Jennifer Gordon, Pasquale Ferrante and Kamel Khalili

    4. Chapter 16

      Evidence for BK Virus as a Human Tumor Virus (pages 431–460)

      Alfredo Corallini, Mauro Tognon, Massimo Negrini and Giuseppe Barbanti-Brodano

    5. Chapter 18

      Molecular Evolution and Epidemiology of JC Virus (pages 491–526)

      Hansjürgen T. Agostini, David V. Jobes and Gerald L. Stoner