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The Immune Response to Viral Infections

Virology

General Characteristics of Viruses

  1. Anthony A. Nash PhD FRSE1,
  2. Bernadette M. Dutia BSc PhD Senior Research Fellow2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0220

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Nash, A. A. and Dutia, B. M. 2010. The Immune Response to Viral Infections. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Edinburgh, Laboratory for Clinical and Molecular Virology, Centre for Infectious Diseases, Edinburgh, UK

  2. 2

    University of Edinburgh, Laboratory for Clinical and Molecular Virology, Division of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, Edinburgh, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Innate Immune Defenses
  • 2
    T Lymphocytes and Immunity to Viruses
  • 3
    The Role of Antibodies in Immunity to Viruses
  • 4
    Immunopathology in Virus Infection
  • 5
    Examples of Immune Responses to Specific Viruses
  • 6
    Viral Strategies for Evading the Immune Response
  • 7
    Concluding Remarks

Keywords:

  • immune response to viral infections;
  • innate immune defenses;
  • toll-like receptors (TLR);
  • NK cells in antiviral immunity;
  • key role of macrophages;
  • innate immunity;
  • T cells in antiviral immunity;
  • antibody-mediated pathology