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Authors: Constantine S. Umar 
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Epstein-Barr virus, frequently referred to as EBV, is a member of the herpesvirus family and one of the most common human viruses. The virus occurs worldwide, and most people become infected with EBV sometime during their lives. In the United States, as many as 95% of adults between 35 and 40 years of age have been infected. Infants become susceptible to EBV as soon as maternal antibody protection (present at birth) disappears. Many children become infected with EBV, and these infections usually cause no symptoms or are indistinguishable from the other mild, brief illnesses of childhood. In the United States and in other developed countries, many persons are not infected with EBV in their childhood years. When infection with EBV occurs during adolescence or young adulthood, it causes infectious mononucleosis 35% to 50% of the time. EBV also establishes a lifelong dormant infection in some cells of the body's immune system. A late event in a very few carriers of this virus is the emergence of Burkitt's lymphoma and nasopharyngeal carcinoma. This new book presents leading research from around the world in this field.

Table of Contents:
Preface

CHAPTER I. Pathogenesis and Therapy of Epstein-Barr Virus Infection: Novel Therapeutic Approaches; pp.1-35
(Jung-Chung Lin, Tzu Chi University, Taiwan)

CHAPTER II. Epstein-Barr Virus Infection in Pathological Conditions: Infectious to Neoplastic Diseases; pp.37-53
(Tomoko Yamamoto et al., Tokyo Women's Medical University, Japan)

CHAPTER III. Chronic Active Epstein-Barr Virus Infection; PP, 55-70 (Hiroshi Kimura, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan)

CHAPTER IV. Epstein-Barr Virus: New Research in Epithelial Carcinoma; PP, 71-97
(Chin-Tarng Lin, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan)

CHAPTER V. The Conspiracy of the Epstein-Barr Virus in the Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Case; PP, 93-117
(Javier S. Burgos, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain)


CHAPTER VI. Epstein-Barr Virus in Tumors with Abundant Lymphoid Infiltration; PP, 119-142
(Marie Korabecna and Marie Ludvikova, Charles University, Czech Republic)

CHAPTER VII. Senescence, Immortalization and Tumorigenesis of B-lymphoblastoid Cell Lines Established by Transformation with Epstein-Barr Virus: Disproof of the Commonly-Held View; PP, 143-178
(Masanobu Sugimoto et al., GeneCare Research Institute Co, Japan)


CHAPTER VIII. Epstein-Barr Virus and its Association with Malignancies of the Head and Neck Region; PP, 179-210
(Anak Imaroon, Chiang Mai University, Thailand and Siribang-on Piboonniyom, Mahidol University, Thailand)

CHAPTER IX. Transactivation of the Interleukin-12p40 Gene by Epstein-Barr Virus Latent Membrane Protein 1; PP, 211-232
(Naoki Mori et al., University of the Ryukyus, Japan)

CHAPTER X. Lymphoepithelioma-like Carcinoma(LELC) of Salivary Gland Associated with Epstein-Barr Virus in a North Italian Woman: Report of a New Case and Review of the Literature; PP, 233-260
(Squillaci Salvatore, Hospital of Vallecamonica, Italy)

CHAPTER XI. Detection of Epstein-Barr Virus Nuclear Antigen Leader Protein Expression in Various Human Cancers; PP, 261-276
(Misuzu Shimakage et al., Osaka National Hospital, Japan)

CHAPTER XII. Microbiological Diagnosis of Infection by the Epstein-Barr Virus: Pathogenic Basis; PP, 277-299
(José Gutiérrez et al, University of Granada, Spain)

Index

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2006
   ISBN: 1-59454-860-9
   Status: AV
  
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