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Membrane Trafficking in Viral Replication : Current Topics in Microbiology and Immmunology - Mark Marsh

Membrane Trafficking in Viral Replication

Current Topics in Microbiology and Immmunology

By: Mark Marsh (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 5th October 2004
ISBN: 9783540214304
Number Of Pages: 259

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Viruses are major pathogens in humans, and in the organisms with which we share this planet. The massive health and economic burden these agents impose has spurred a huge research effort to understand their most intimate details. One outcome of this effort has been the production, in many but certainly not all cases, of effective vaccines and therapies. - other consequence has been the realization that we can exploit viruses and put them to work on our behalf. Viruses are still seen to have the most - tential as vehicles for gene delivery and other therapeutic applications. However, their ability to exploit cellular functions to their own ends makes viruses not only highly effective pathogens but also exquisite experimental tools. Work with viruses underpins much of our current understanding of molecular cell biology and related fields. For membrane traffic in parti- lar, viruses have been crucial in providing insights into key cellular fu- tions and the molecular mechanisms underlying these events.

Viral Entryp. 1
The Many Mechanisms of Viral Membrane Fusion Proteinsp. 25
The Role of the Cytoskeleton During Viral Infectionp. 67
Nuclear Import in Viral Infectionsp. 109
Viral RNA Replication in Association with Cellular Membranesp. 139
Synthesis and Quality Control of Viral Membrane Proteinsp. 175
Receptor Modulation in Viral replication: HIV, HSV, HHV-8 and HPV: Same Goal, Different Techniques to Interfere with MHC-I Antigen Presentationp. 199
Trafficking of Viral Membrane Proteinsp. 219
Subject Indexp. 255
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ISBN: 9783540214304
ISBN-10: 3540214305
Series: Current Topics in Microbiology and Immmunology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 259
Published: 5th October 2004
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.26  x 1.52
Weight (kg): 0.52