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Epstein-Barr Virus | Book

Publisher: Caister Academic Press
Editor: Erle S. Robertson Department of Microbiology and the Abramson Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, USA
Pages: xii + 770
Publication date: September 2005Buy hardback
ISBN: 978-1-904455-03-5
Price: GB £159 or US $319

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Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a human gamma herpes virus that remains one of the most successful viral parasites known to man. It is the etiological agent of infectious mononucleosis and is the major biological cofactor contributing to a number of human cancers including B-cell neoplasms (e.g. Burkitt's lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and immunoblastic lymphomas), certain forms of T-cell lymphoma, and some epithelial tumours (e.g. nasopharyngeal carcinomas and gastric carcinomas). The virus has the unique ability to persist in the infected, apparently healthy host for life. Understanding the molecular interaction between EBV and its human host, the ability of the virus to modulate the host immune system, its ability to "hide" in B-memory cells and factors that trigger viral reactivation are fundamental to understanding the cellular and molecular pathogenesis of the virus. This is critical for the development of strategies for the prevention and control of infection and disease.

In this book, world renowned EBV experts provide a critical and comprehensive review of every aspect of this important virus. By integrating genetic, immunologic, and cell biologic approaches to elucidate pathogenesis, penetrating new insights into the molecular and cellular interaction between EBV and its human host have emerged. Topics covered include: Discovery, history and seroepidemiology, EBV and the immune response, EBV genetics, EBV infection and persistence, latency, lytic proteins and reactivation control, vaccine approaches, animal models, and the future of EBV studies. This is essential reading for all EBV virologists as well as clinical and research scientists working on oncogenic viruses.


"This book is well presented and comprehensive, with a good mix of topics. Each chapter is written by an acknowledged expert in the field" from THE LANCET   Infectious Diseases (2006) 6: 138.

"... should join other books on herpesviruses on the shelves of all those involved in virological research." from THE LANCET   Infectious Diseases (2006) 6: 138.

"... of interest to all researchers new to the field from postgraduate students to experienced postdoctoral fellows." from Microbiology Today (2006)

"... a comprehensive text to be used by investigators new to the EBV field." from Clinical Infectious Diseases (2006) 43: 668-670.

"This is a book to have at hand, whether one is uninitiated or has studied the virus for a lifetime." from New Eng. J. Med. (2006) 355: 2708-2709.

"This book will be of help to many established and new investigators studying EBV." from CAB Abstracts (2006)

"an impressive and comprehensive collation of work ... It is beautifully edited and provides the reader with a seamless and highly informative journey into EBV research." from Aus. J. Med. Sci. (November 2007) 28: 148

Key Features:

  • Fully Up-To-Date
  • Comprehensive Discussions of Cutting Edge Topics
  • Expert International Authors
  • Useful Index

Chapter List:

Chapter 1
The Origins of EBV Research: Discovery and Characterization of the Virus
M.A. Epstein

Chapter 2
The Early Days of Epstein-Barr virus Research: The Henle Years
Harald zur Hausen

Chapter 3
EBV and the Tumor Virus Context
George Klein

Chapter 4
Sero Epidemiology of EBV and Associated Malignancies
Guy de Thé

Chapter 5
Clinical Aspects of Epstein-Barr Virus Infection
Jeffrey I. Cohen

Chapter 6
Epstein-Barr Virus and Oral Malignancies
Rona S. Scott, Cary A. Moody and John W. Sixbey

Chapter 7
Epstein Barr Virus in the Pathogenesis of NPC
Nancy Raab-Traub

Chapter 8
Hodgkin's Lymphoma: Molecular Pathogenesis and the Contribution of the Epstein-Barr Virus
P.G. Murray and L.S. Young

Chapter 9
Endemic Burkitt's Lymphoma
Beverly E. Griffin and Rosemary Rochford

Chapter 10
EBV and Breast Cancer: Questions and Implications
Irène Joab

Chapter 11
Epstein-Barr Virus and Gastric Cancers
Dai Iwakiri and Kenzo Takada

Chapter 12
Epstein-Barr Virus, Invasion and Metastasis
Tomokazu Yoshizaki, Naohiro Wakisaka and Joseph S. Pagano

Chapter 13
Immune Response and Evasion in the Host-EBV Interaction
Christian Münz

Chapter 14
EBV Induces an Endogenous Superantigen: Implications for Pathogenesis
Natalie Sutkowski and Brigitte T. Huber

Chapter 15
Epstein-Barr Virus Genome
Paul J. Farrell

Chapter 16
Strategies for Reverse Genetic Analysis of EBV
Kenneth M. Izumi

Chapter 17
EBV Persistence and Latent Infection In Vivo
David A. Thorley-Lawson

Chapter 18
EBV Entry and Epithelial Infection
Lindsey Hutt-Fletcher

Chapter 19
The Plasmid Replicon of EBV: An Element That Underlies EBV's Transforming Functions
Amanda A. Mack and Bill Sugden

Chapter 20
Regulation of EBV Latency-Associated Gene Expression
Samuel H. Speck

Chapter 21
Role of EBERs
Kenzo Takada

Chapter 22
EBNA2 Transcription Regulation in EBV Latency
Henrik Zetterberg and Lars Rymo

Chapter 23
EBNA-2 and Notch Signalling
Bettina Kempkes, Lothar J. Strobl, Georg W. Bornkamm, Ursula Zimber-Strobl

Chapter 24
Epstein-Barr Virus and the Cell Cycle
Jason S. Knight and Erle S. Robertson

Chapter 25
Function of Latent Membrane Protein 2A
Masato Ikeda, Makoto Fukuda and Richard Longnecker

Chapter 26
Epstein-Barr Virus Latent Infection Membrane Protein One
Ellen Cahir-McFarland and Elliott Kieff

Chapter 27
EBV Lytic Infection
Bruce F. Israel and Shannon C. Kenney

Chapter 28
Biological Role of The BARF1 Gene Encoded by Epstein-Barr Virus
Tadamasa Ooka

Chapter 29
Post-transcriptional Gene Regulation by EBV SM Protein
Sankar Swaminathan

Chapter 30
Developing Vaccines Against EBV-Associated Diseases
Denis J. Moss, Scott R. Burrows and Rajiv Khanna

Chapter 31
Epstein Barr Virus Cell Based Immunotherapeutics
Gianpietro Dotti, Helen Heslop and Cliona Rooney

Chapter 32
Epstein-Barr Virus Related Lymphocryptoviruses of Old and New World Nonhuman Primates
Fred Wang

Chapter 33
Epstein-Barr Virus: Summary, Conclusions and a Forward Look
Alan Rickinson

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(EAN: 9781904455035 Subjects: [virology] [microbiology] [medical microbiology] [molecular microbiology])