A short history and introductory background on the coxsackieviruses of group B.


The past 50 years have revealed an array of significant developments in our documentation and understanding of viruses and their associated diseases. The CVB, as enteroviruses, were discovered in the search for poliomyelitis-related viruses by the inoculation of newborn mice. Future strategies for the discovery of additional viruses will undoubtedly come through the application of differentiating cell culture systems with increased susceptibility to infection by specific viruses. Developments in regulation of the cell cycle also will contribute to the better definition of events controlling persistent infections caused by the CVB. Methods utilizing molecular biological probes in situ will prove to be major aids in identifying the molecular events in CVB pathogenesis. Virology of the CVB continues to be an exciting area for research and application of preventive measures to lesson human suffering. The chapters in this book which follow will amplify most of the themes briefly presented here.


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@article{Crowell1997ASH, title={A short history and introductory background on the coxsackieviruses of group B.}, author={R L Crowell and Barry J. Landau}, journal={Current topics in microbiology and immunology}, year={1997}, volume={223}, pages={1-11} }