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Title West Nile encephalitis virus infection : viral pathogenesis and the host immune response / [editor] Michael S. Diamond.
Imprint New York : Springer, 2009.

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Series Emerging infectious diseases of the 21st century
Emerging infectious diseases of the 21st century.
Subject West Nile virus.
West Nile fever -- Pathogenesis.
Immune response.
West Nile Fever.
West Nile virus.
Encephalitis, Arbovirus.
Encephalitis Viruses, Japanese.
Flavivirus Infections.
Flavivirus.
Encephalitis, Viral.
Arbovirus Infections.
RNA Virus Infections.
Encephalitis Viruses.
Flaviviridae Infections.
Encephalitis.
Virus Diseases.
RNA Viruses.
Flaviviridae.
Central Nervous System Infections.
Central Nervous System Viral Diseases.
Disease.
Vertebrate Viruses.
Viruses.
Central Nervous System Diseases.
Organisms.
Nervous System Diseases.
West Nile virus -- immunology.
West Nile virus -- pathogenicity.
West Nile Fever -- immunology.
West Nile Fever -- physiopathology.
Alt Name Diamond, Michael S.
Description 1 online resource (xix, 485 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Global Epidemiology of West Nile Virus -- West Nile virus: Molecular epidemiology and diversity -- Vector biology and West Nile virus -- Clinical Manifestations of Neurological Disease -- Molecular Biology of West Nile Virus -- Virulence of West Nile virus in different animal hosts -- Innate immune response and mechanisms of IFN antagonism against WNV -- Innate immune responses to West Nile virus infection -- Mechanisms of Complement Regulation of Infection by Flaviviruses -- Antibody-mediated neutralization of West Nile virus: Factors that govern neutralization potency -- Structural basis of antibody protection against West Nile virus -- Molecular Mechanisms of Flaviviral Membrane Fusion -- CD4+ and CD8+ T cell immune responses in West Nile virus infection -- Enhanced antigen processing or immune evasion?- West Nile virus and the induction of immune recognition molecules -- Chemokines and Clearance of West Nile Virus Infection -- Persistence of West Nile Virus Infection in Vertebrates -- West Nile Virus Infection of the Central Nervous System -- The Human antibody response against WNV -- Antibody protection and therapy for West Nile virus infections -- Vaccine development against West Nile virus -- Novel therapeutics against West Nile virus.
Summary In West Nile Encephalitis Virus Infection, leading scientists and researchers discuss the West Nile virus, a neurotropic flavivirus that has emerged globally as a primary cause of viral encephalitis. Its appearance in the Western Hemisphere in 1999, and the corresponding increase in global disease burden over the last decade has been accompanied by intensive study, including the entry of many scientists into the field. Breakthroughs have been made in understanding the unique transmission pattern between the vector and the multiple avian and mammalian hosts and targets. While the topics in this book are focused on the West Nile virus, they are broad in scope ranging from understanding vector transmission patterns to the dynamics of structural transitions of proteins on the surface of the virion. The editor and contributors of West Nile Encephalitis Virus Infection offer their expertise in this up-to-date and cutting-edge anthology, which will be of broad use to readers from a variety of backgrounds including clinical infectious disease, epidemiology, virology, immunology, and vector biology.
Note English.
Print version record.
ISBN 9780387798400
0387798404
0387798390 (alk. paper)
9780387798394 (alk. paper)
9781461497882
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-0-387-79840-0
OCLC # 318545413
Additional Format Print version: West Nile encephalitis virus infection. New York : Springer, 2009 9780387798394 0387798390 (DLC) 2008940591 (OCoLC)302059906


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