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The Role of Cytokines in Viral Infections

Virology

General Characteristics of Viruses

  1. Paula M. Pitha MS PhD1,
  2. Myriam S. Künzi PhD Postdoctoral Fellow2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0221

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Pitha, P. M. and Künzi, M. S. 2010. The Role of Cytokines in Viral Infections. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Baltimore, MD, USA

  2. 2

    John Hopkins Oncology Center, Baltimore, MD, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Cytokines Induced during Viral Infections
  • 3
    Modulation of the Immune Response
  • 4
    Role of Cytokines in Specific Viral Infections
  • 5
    Cytokine Responses to Viral Infections of the Central Nervous System
  • 6
    Directed Cytokine Expression with Recombinant Viruses
  • 7
    Conclusion

Keywords:

  • cytokine role in viral infections;
  • interferons;
  • tumor necrosis factor;
  • interleukin-1;
  • interleukin-6;
  • interleukin-7, 8, and 10;
  • interleukin-4 and 12;
  • HIV replication and pathogenicity