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Human Herpesvirus 8

Virology

Specific Viruses and Viral Infections

  1. Bernhard Fleckenstein MD Professor and Chairman1,
  2. Frank Neipel MD2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0234

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Fleckenstein, B. and Neipel, F. 2010. Human Herpesvirus 8. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Institute for Clinical and Molecular Virology, Erlangen, Germany

  2. 2

    University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Institute for Clinical and Molecular Virology, Erlangen, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Properties of the Virus
  • 2
    Discovery of the Virus
  • 3
    Classification
  • 4
    HHV-8 Virion Morphology
  • 5
    Molecular Biology
  • 6
    Clinical and Pathological Aspects
  • 7
    Introduction
  • 8
    Epidemiology
  • 9
    Clinical Manifestations
  • 10
    Models of Pathogenesis

Keywords:

  • human herpesvirus 8;
  • rhadinovirus;
  • herpesvirus saimiri;
  • rhesus rhadinovirus;
  • retroperitoneal fibrosis rhadinoviruses;
  • HHV-8 lytic genes-transcription of immediate–early genes, expression of early genes, transcription of late viral genes;
  • ORF45-protein;
  • lytic regulatory proteins