Biology and molecular aspects of herpes simplex and varicella-zoster virus infections.

@article{Liesegang1992BiologyAM,
  title={Biology and molecular aspects of herpes simplex and varicella-zoster virus infections.},
  author={Thomas J. Liesegang},
  journal={Ophthalmology},
  year={1992},
  volume={99 5},
  pages={781-99}
}
The herpes simplex and varicella-zoster viruses are members of the subfamily alpha herpesviruses with specific properties of the virion and with the capacity to establish latent infections in humans. The genome of each of these viruses has been determined with an estimate of the number of genes and proteins encoded. The biology and molecular events of the herpes simplex virus productive and latent infection have been detailed with the use of both in vitro and in vivo model systems. The neuron… CONTINUE READING