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Viral Evasion of the Host Immune Response

Virology

General Characteristics of Viruses

  1. Antonio Alcami PhD1,2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0222

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Alcami, A. 2010. Viral Evasion of the Host Immune Response. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Cambridge, Department of Medicine, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK

  2. 2

    Campus Universidad Autónoma, Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia (CSIC), Madrid, Spain

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction: An Intimate Relationship between Viruses and their Hosts
  • 2
    Inhibition of Humoral Immunity
  • 3
    Effects on Soluble Mediators of the Immune System
  • 4
    Evasion of Antigen Presentation and the Cellular Response
  • 5
    Apoptosis
  • 6
    Conclusions and Future Perspectives
  • 7
    Acknowledgments

Keywords:

  • viral evasion of host immune response;
  • intimate relationship between viruses and their hosts;
  • inhibition of humoral immunity;
  • Fc receptors;
  • cytokine network modulation;
  • viral modulation of cytokine expression and activation;
  • viral cytokines;
  • secreted viral cytokine receptors;
  • viral cytokine-binding proteins