Viral Infections and Antiviral Therapies

Viral Infections and Antiviral Therapies

1st Edition - November 1, 2022

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  • Editors: Amal Dhara, Amit Nayak
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323918145

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Viral Infections and Antiviral Therapies provides comprehensive coverage of viral infections and their transmission. Coverage includes antiviral agents, therapeutics, their mechanisms and treatment strategies. The book is organized into four sections, including an introduction to antiviral therapies, viral infections and their transmission, antiviral agents and therapeutics, and a market overview and future developments. The chapters in each section of the book discuss various key topics that are contributed to by an international group of leading experts.

Key Features

  • Covers emerging and sexually transmitted viruses, including mode of transmission and pathophysiology of viral infections
  • Describes antiviral agents and therapeutics for viruses such as rotaviruses, enteroviruses and coronaviruses
  • Discusses strategies for the delivery of antiviral agents and vaccinations


Researchers and Scientists in virology and pharmaceutical sciences; Biomedical and pharmaceutical academia and professionals in the industries; Regulatory scientists in medicine, biomedicine, pharmaceutics, biotechnology, biology, microbiology; Graduate students and post docs with relevant background in virology and pharmacology

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Amal Kumar Dhara

    SECTION 1: Introduction

    1. Introduction to antiviral therapy

    Amal Kumar Dhara

    SECTION 2: Viral infections and transmission

    2. Emerging viral pathogens

    Agniva Majumdar

    3. Evolution and transmission of viral infection

    Shalini Upadhyay

    4. Mode of viral infections and transmissions

    Sora Yasri

    5. Sexually transmitted viral infection

    A Dasgupta

    6. Testing of viral infection

    Shalini Upadhyay

    7. Electron microscopic methods for virus diagnosis

    Nadeesh Adassooriya

    SECTION 3: Antiviral agents and therapeutics

    8. Virotherapy

    Sathiamoorthi Thangavelu, Palanivel Velmurugan, Saikishore Ramanathan and Ranjithkumar Dhandapani

    9. Challenges in designing antiviral agents

    Edeildo Ferreira da Silva Junior

    10. Anti-influenza agents

    Ashwini Chauhan and Sambuddha Chakraborty

    11. Anti-herpes virus agents

    Keshab Mondal

    12. Anti-hepatitis viruses agents

    Sunil Srivastava

    13. Antiretroviral Therapies

    Debjit Chakraborty

    14. Rotavirus and anti-rotaviral agents

    Ujjwal De

    15. Current Therapeutic Strategies and Novel Antiviral Compounds for the Treatment of Non-Polio Enteroviruses

    Regina Sharmila Dass

    16. Anti-viral agents against flaviviruses

    Edeildo Ferreira da Silva Junior

    17. Pathophysiology of HIV and strategies to eliminate AIDS as a public health threat

    Omar Sued and Tomas Grosso

    18. Herbal drugs to combat viruses

    Benil PB, Rajakrishnan Rajagopal, Ahmed Alfarhan and Jacob Thomas

    19. Strategies for delivery of antiviral agents

    Blessing Atim Aderibigbe

    20. Nanoparticles for delivery of antiviral agents

    Hani Nasser Abdelhamid

    21. Nanovesicles for delivery of antiviral agents

    Ibrahim M. El-Sherbiny

    22. Antiviral biomaterials

    Sandhya Khunger

    23. Anti-viral Biomolecules

    Balasubramanian Vellaisamy, Ishwarya Ayyanar, Subidsha Suyambu Krishnan, Akila Ravindran and Sunandha Jeeva Bharathi

    24. Antiviral polysaccharides

    Amit Kumar Nayak

    25. Antiviral peptides against Dengue Virus

    Chit-Laa Poh and Michelle Felicia Lee

    26. Antiviral vaccination

    Sunil Srivastava

    27. mRNA vaccines for COVID-19

    Anamika Sengupta

    28. Immunotherapy as an emerging and promising tool against viral infection

    Prof. Vahid Reza Askari

    29. Role of nutraceuticals as immunomodulators to combat viruses

    Benil PB, Vrenda Roy, Rajakrishnan Rajagopal and Ahmed Alfarhan

    SECTION 4: SARS-CoV-2 Infection and Therapeutics

    30. SARS-CoV-2 transmission dynamics

    Michael K. Danquah

    31. Role of nutraceuticals in Fighting SARS-CoV-2

    M. Raey

    SECTION 5: Others

    32. In vitro and in vivo approaches for evaluating antiviral efficacy


    33. Clinical trials and regulatory considerations of antiviral agents

    Samir Bhargava, Dr. Bhavna, Amal Kumar Dhara, Neeraj Sethiya, Jagannath Sahoo, Havagiray Chitme, Mayuri Gupta, Navraj Upreti and Yusra Ahmad

    34. Market overview of antiviral drugs

    Amit Kumar Nayak

    35. Future perspectives of antiviral therapy

    Debesh Chandra Bhattacharya

Product details

  • No. of pages: 650
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: November 1, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780323918145

About the Editors

Amal Dhara

Dr. Amal Kumar Dhara (M. Pharm, PhD) has over 20 years of teaching and research experience in the field of Pharmacology and Toxicology, especially in the field of Neuropharmacology, Anti-inflammatory, Antiulcer, free radical scavenging activities of Indian indigenous plants. He has earned his PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Currently, Dr. Dhara is working as Lecturer in Pharmacy (Selection Grade –II Equivalent to Associate Professor) at Contai Polytechnic, Govt. West Bengal, India. Dr. Dhara has also served as Production Executive at M/S Deys Medical Stores Mfg (UP) Ltd., U.P., India for more than three years. Till date, he has authored over 10 research and review publications in various high impact peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Dhara has participated and presented his research work at several conferences in India and abroad. He is life member of Indian Pharmaceutical Association, Indian Pharmacological Society and a Registered Pharmacist.

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer in Pharmacy, Pharmacy Department, Contai Polytechnic, Government of West Bengal, Contai, Purba Medinipur, West Bengal, India

Amit Nayak

Dr. Amit Kumar Nayak is currently working as a Professor at Seemanta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Odisha, India. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from IFTM University, India. He worked as Senior Research Associate at IIT, Kanpur in a CSIR sponsored project. Dr. Nayak has over 13 years of research experiences in the field of pharmaceutics, especially in the development and characterization of novel biopolymeric and nanostructured drug delivery systems made of natural biopolymers. He has authored over 130 research and review articles in various high impact peer-reviewed journals and 135 book chapters in various international books. In addition, he has authored 2 books and edited 17 books published by International publisher(s). He has received University Foundation Day Research Award-2019 by Biju Patnaik University of Technology, Odisha. He serves as a reviewer for several reputed journals and is a life member of Association of Pharmaceutical Teachers of India (APTI).

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Pharmaceutics, Seemanta Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Odisha, India

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