Hormones, Regulators and Viruses

Hormones, Regulators and Viruses

1st Edition - August 20, 2021

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  • Editor: Gerald Litwack
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323907316
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323907323

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Vitamins and Hormones series, highlights new advances in the field, with this new volume presenting interesting chapters. Each chapter is written by an international board of authors

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Undergraduates, graduates, academics, and researchers in the field of vitamins and hormones

Table of Contents

  • 1. The interplay between the Immune system and viruses
    R. Wubben, C. Efstathiou and N.J., Stevenson
    2. Strategies to identify and develop antiviral peptides
    Chit Lea Poh and Salima Lalani
    3. Cell-penetrating peptides in the intracellular delivery of viral nanoparticles
    Alzbeta Hejmankova, Jana Vanova and Hana Spanielova
    4. Immunosuppressive glucocorticoids at epithelial barriers in the regulation of anti-viral immune response
    V.M. Merk and T. Brunner
    5. Regulation of neurotropic herpesvirus productive infection and latency-reactivation cycle by glucocorticoid receptor and stress-induced transcription factors
    Jeffrey B. Ostler, Laximan Sawant, Kelly Harrison and Clinton Jones
    6. Cholesterol: A key player in membrane fusion that modulates the efficacy of fusion inhibitor peptides
    Gourab Prasad Pattnaik and Hirak Chakratborty
    7. Immunoinformatics aided design of peptide-based vaccines against ebolaviruses
    Sahil Jain and Manoj Baranwal
    8. Hormonal regulation and functional role of the ‘renal’ tubules in the disease vector Aedes aegypti
    Farwa Sajadi and Jean-Paul Paluzzi
    9. Inhibition of hepatitis C virus by vitamin D
    Asakao Murayama and Takanobu Kato
    10. Immunomodulatory effect of vitamin D on immune response to Dengue virus infection
    K. Alagarasu
    11. Blood glucose regulation in context of infection
    Felix M. Wensveen, Marko Sestan, Tamara Turk Wensveen and Bojan Polic
    12. Ghrelin and adipokines: An overview of their physiological role, antimicrobial activity and impact on cardiovascular conditions
    Luis Perpetuo, Pierre Marie Voisin, Christophe Hirtz and Rui Vitorino

Product details

  • No. of pages: 332
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: August 20, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323907316
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323907323

About the Editor

Gerald Litwack

Gerald Litwack
Dr. Gerald Litwack obtained M.S. and PhD degrees from the University of Wisconsin Department of Biochemistry and remained there for a brief time as a Lecturer on Enzymes. Then he entered the Biochemical Institute of the Sorbonne as a Fellow of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. He next moved to Rutgers University as an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and later as Associate Professor of biochemistry at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Medicine. After four years he moved to the Temple University School of Medicine as Professor of Biochemistry and Deputy Director of the Fels Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Biology, soon after, becoming the Laura H. Carnell Professor. Subsequently he was appointed chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at the Jefferson Medical College as well as Vice Dean for Research and Deputy Director of the Jefferson Cancer Institute and Director of the Institute for Apoptosis. Following the move of his family, he became a Visiting Scholar at the Department of Biological Chemistry of the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and then became the Founding Chair of the Department of Basic Sciences at the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, becoming Professor of Molecular and Cellular Medicine and Associate Director of the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the Texas A&M Health Science Center as his final position. During his career he was a visiting scientist at the University of California, San Francisco and Berkeley, Courtauld Institute of Biochemistry, London and the Wistar Institute. He was appointed Emeritus Professor and/or Chair at Rutgers University, Thomas Jefferson University and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. He has published more than 300 scientific papers, authored three textbooks and edited more than sixty-five books. Currently he lives with his family and continues his authorship and editorial work in Los Angeles.

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor and/or Chair at Rutgers University, Thomas Jefferson University and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, USA; Toluca Lake, North Hollywood, California, USA

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