New Book: Recent Advances in Human Retroviruses, Principles of Replication and Pathogenesis

A new book “Recent Advances in Human Retroviruses: Principles of Replication and Pathogenesis” has been published this month by World Scientific Press.  A description of this book can be viewed at the following link .  This book is edited by three Retrovirology editors, Andrew ML Lever, Kuan-Teh Jeang, and Ben Berkhout.  It is somewhat different from similar volumes in covering simultaneously the three major types of human retroviruses, HIV, HTLV, and human endogenous retroviruses.  There are 15 chapters spanning almost 500 pages.  Each chapter is informatively illustrated and written with a clarity and depth that should appeal to students, researchers, and medical professionals.  The 15 chapters with authors are listed below.

  • The Role of Hematopoietic Progenitor Cells in Retroviral Pathogenesis (P Banerjee et al.)  
  • Human T-Cell Leukemia Virus Type 1, Cellular Transformation, and Adult T-Cell Leukemia (J Yasunaga & K-T Jeang)  
  • Application of Proteomics to HTLV-1: Understanding Pathogenesis and Enhancing Diagnostics (O J Semmes et al.)  
  • Antisense Transcription in Human T-Cell Leukemia Virus Type 1: Discovery of a New Viral Gene (B Barbeau et al.)  
  • Regulation of HTLV-1 Transcription by Viral and Cellular Proteins (N Polakowski & I Lemasson)  
  • Cellular Factors Involved in HIV-1 RNA Transport (C A Williams et al.)  
  • Integration Site Selection by Retroviruses and Retroviral Vectors (C Cattoglio & F Mavilio) 
  • Syncytins in Normal and Pathological Placentas (A Malassiné et al.)  
  • Vpu, Tetherin and Innate Immunity: Antiviral Restriction of Retroviral Particle Release (S J D Neil)  
  • Retrovirus Replication: New Perspectives on Enzyme and Substrate Dynamics (J W Rausch et al.)  
  • Non-Human Primates in HIV-1 Research (W M J M Bogers)  
  • Lentiviral Integration and the Role of the Cellular Cofactors LEDGF/p75 and Transportin-SR2 (B van Heertum et al.)  
  • Retrovirus Restriction Factors (R S Harris et al.)  
  • Rev Revisited: Additional Functions of the HIV-1 Rev Protein (B Grewe & K Überla)  
  • HIV-1 Interactions with Small RNA Induced Silencing Mechanisms (J Haasnoot & B Berkhout)





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