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Kurstak, Edouard

Works: 82 works in 426 publications in 2 languages and 6,447 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Edouard Kurstak
Comparative virology by Karl Maramorosch( Book )

17 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remarks on the classification of viruses; Small DNA viruses; The papovavirus group; Adenoviruses; Herpesviruses: current information on the composition and structure; Comparative observations on poxviruses of invertebrates and vertebrates; A comparative study of the structure and biological properties of bacteriophages; Picornaviral architecture; Arboviruses: imcorporation in a general system of virus classification; Comparative properties of rod-shaped viruses; Bullet-shaped viruses; Structure and transcription of the genomes of double-stranded RNA viruses; The struture and assembly of influenza and parainfluenza viruses; A plant virus with properties of a free ribonucleic acid: potato spindle tuber virus; The viruses causing the polyhedroses and granuloses of insects; Oncogenic viruses: a survey of their properties
Viruses, evolution, and cancer : basic considerations by Edouard Kurstak( Book )

22 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viruses, Evolution and Cancer Basic Considerations
Invertebrate tissue culture : research applications by Edouard Kurstak( Book )

20 editions published between 1976 and 2014 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Invertebrate Tissue Culture: Applications in Medicine, Biology, and Agriculture comprises the proceedings of the IV International Conference on Invertebrate Tissue Culture, held on June 5-8, 1975 at Mont Gabriel, Quebec, Canada. The conference focuses on invertebrate organ, tissue, and cell culture, as well as cell culture limitations, pitfalls, and applications in medicine, biology, agriculture, neurophysiology, and studies of morphogenesis, differentiation, viruses, symbionts, and parasites. This reference material specifically provides information on sophisticated laboratory methods and
Viruses and environment by Edouard Kurstak( Book )

22 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viruses and Environment contains the proceedings of the Third International Conference on Comparative Virology, held at Mont Gabriel, Quebec, Canada on May 1977. The primary focus of the conference is the ecology of viruses, that is, the interrelationships between organisms and their environment. Organized into seven parts with a total of 33 chapters, this book centers on the impact of viruses on the environment; the persistent virus infections of man, vertebrate and invertebrate animals, and plants; and the smallest disease agents, the viroids. In particular, this book describes the rese
Enzyme immunodiagnosis by Edouard Kurstak( Book )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enzyme Immunodiagnosis focuses on the applications of enzyme immunodiagnosis procedures to the detection of drugs, infectious disease pathogens, and antigens in cancer pathology.<br><br>This book discusses the use of immunoassays in vaccine assessment and standardization, including the application of commercial enzyme immunoassays (EIA) kits, automation of assays, and interpretation of results obtained with both serological and immunohistochemical methods. The developments in immunoblotting applications to diagnosis and research and use of polyclonal or monoclonal antibodies in enzyme immunodi
Applied virology( Book )

9 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Control of virus diseases by International Conference on Comparative Virology( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arctic and tropical arboviruses by Edouard Kurstak( Book )

18 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viruses, immunity, and mental disorders by Edouard Kurstak( Book )

14 editions published between 1987 and 2014 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In spite of progress in biomedical research, we know little about the causes, prevention, and treatment of the numerous mental and neurological disorders that afflict up to 15% of all individuals. In the last decade, great advances have been made in the physiopathology of mental and neurological disorders, leading to at least a partial control of Parkinson's disease, epilepsy, certain psychoses, and anxiety syndromes. Despite the fact that an underlying specific neurotransmitter deficiency has been demonstrated in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, the immune dysfunction and viral hypotheses continue to be attractive for investigators dealing with these degenerative diseases of the aging brain, which afflict 10% of senior citizens. A retrospective epidemiologic study suggests that the encephalitis lethargica and parkinsonism were almost certainly caused by the 1918 influenza virus pandemics. It must be stressed that the etiopathogenesis of many mental disorders is not known, and this ignorance has led to several untenable neurophysiological and biochemical hypotheses. Epidemiologic investigations show a high prevalence of functional psychoses and organic mental disorders. Although many of them are conceptualized as biopsychosocial disorders, recent data indicate that the biological component appears more and more as a major etiologic factor. Among the various biological hypotheses, the viral and im munologic concept has become a significant one. In view of recent discoveries in virology and immunity, it becomes clear that viral and immunologic hypotheses should be inves tigated more systematically concerning the mechanisms of numerous mental and neu rological disorders
Viruses of invertebrates by Edouard Kurstak( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2017 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The 300 known viruses that affect invertebrates, mostly insects, are important for research and for pest control. Twelve studies review the advances in the knowledge and use of these viruses made possible by biotechnological processes. Special attention is given to the baculoviridae family, but othe"--Provided by publisher
Psychiatry and biological factors by Edouard Kurstak( Book )

9 editions published between 1900 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The main purpose of the volume Psychiatry and Biological Factors is to provide a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of the current research linked essentially to virus infections, immunity functions, and mental diseases. In recent years substantial advances have been registered in the physiopathol­ ogy of mental and neurological disorders. As a result, partial control of certain psychoses, anxiety syndromes, epilepsy, and Parkinson's disease is now possible. However, despite progress in biomedical research, numerous mental and neuro­ logical disorders afflict up to 15% of all individuals and little is known about the causes, prevention, and treatment of these diseases. Several epidemiological investigations demonstrated a high prevalence of functional psychoses and organic mental disorders, and recent data show that biological components appear as a major etiologic factor. In this respect it could be stressed that viral and immunologic hypotheses should be investigated seriously and systematically in relation to the mechanisms of several mental and neurologi­ cal diseases. Neuropsychiatric consequences of AIDS related to human immunodeficiency virus infection are now well documented. A variety of behavioral. symptoms and psychiatric syndromes with paranoid features are frequent concomitants of AIDS
Vertebrate animal and related viruses by Edouard Kurstak( Book )

10 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative Diagnosis of Viral Diseases, Volume III: Vertebrate Animal and Related Viruses Part A-DNA Viruses, is devoted to vertebrate animal and related viruses. This book covers in separate chapters the infections caused by each DNA virus family, including slow viruses diseases, as well as the system of Virus Information of the World Health Organization. It provides a comparative description of the principal physicochemical, molecular, structural, genetic, immunological, and biological characteristics of viruses implicated in various diseases, mainly of veterinary importance. With this new
Modern vaccinology by Edouard Kurstak( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and German and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book reviews the latest findings on new vaccines research, development, and potency trials. It includes in-depth discussions of attenuated vectors, polynucleotides, AIDS, and many other subjects. Useful at both research and application levels, this work will provide all public health professionals with a tool to help in the global control of infectious diseases
Viral immunodiagnosis by Edouard Kurstak( Book )

12 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human and related viruses by Edouard Kurstak( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comparative Diagnosis of Viral Diseases, II: Human and Related Viruses Part B, is devoted to the diagnosis of viral diseases, and is based on the new comparative unifying concept of the viral world. The work demonstrates that the comparison of and the discrimination among viruses, according to the criteria of classification of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses and to the diseases caused by these viruses irrespective of the species involved, are essential for their diagnosis and prevention. The book is organized into five parts. Part I contains papers on unclassified viruses w
New vaccines and chemotherapy by Edouard Kurstak( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Viral Vaccines Joseph L. Melnick As with history in general, the history of vaccines needs to be reexamined and updated. My task is to look back to see what has been successful and to look forward to see what remains to be accomplished in the prevention of viral diseases by vaccines. Also, I shall refer to the pertinent material discussed at two recent conferences of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, on virus vaccines under development and their target populations in the United States (1985b) and in developing countries (1986). These reports, plus a third on Vaccine Supply and Innovation (1985a), should be required reading for all those in both the public and the private sector who have a responsibility or interest in vaccines for the prevention of human disease. It has been through the development and use of vaccines that many viral diseases have been brought under control. The vaccines consist either of infectious living attenu ated viruses or of noninfectious killed viruses or subviral antigens. When we look at the record, it is the live vaccines that have given the great successes in controlling diseases around the world. Examples are smallpox, yellow fever, poliomyelitis, measles, mumps, and rubella
Viruses of lower vertebrates by W Ahne( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attention to viral infections and pathology previously focussed on diseases of economically important fish. In recent years, however, much new information on molecular virology and oncogenicity derives from viruses occurring in amphibians. New insights into the field of zoonosis were gained by studies of lower vertebrates serving as intermediate hosts in multiple human infections. Certain viruses, e.g. the influenza virus or calicivirus, seem capable of bridging species lines and even the land - sea interface. Global developments in aquaculture are indicated in influenza pandemics. These proceedings present research findings on viruses of fish, amphibians and reptiles, including defence mechanisms, zoonoses, evolutionary considerations and diagnostic approaches
Microbial and viral pesticides by Edouard Kurstak( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introductory remarks. Bacterial pesticides. Viral pesticides. Fungus pathogens as pesticides. Biocontrol by protozoa pathogens. Microbial herbicides. Registration of microbial and viral pesticides
Virus variability, epidemiology, and control by Edouard Kurstak( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virus Variability and Impact on Epidemiology and Control of Diseases E. Kurstak and A. Hossain I. INTRODUCTION An important number of virus infections and their epidemic developments demonstrate that ineffec tiveness of prevention measures is often due to the mutation rate and variability of viruses (Kurstak et al., 1984, 1987). The new human immunodeficiency retroviruses and old influenza viruses are only one among several examples of virus variation that prevent, or make very difficult. the production of reliable vaccines. It could be stated that the most important factor limiting the effectiveness of vaccines against virus infections is apparently virus variation. Not much is, how ever, known about the factors influencing and responsible for the dramatically diverse patterns of virus variability. II. MUTATION RATE AND VARIABILITY OF HUMAN AND ANIMAL VIRUSES Mutation is undoubtedly the primary source of variation, and several reports in the literature suggest that extreme variability of some viruses may be a consequence of an unusually high mutation rate (Holland et al., 1982; Domingo et al., 1985; Smith and Inglis, 1987). The mutation rate of a virus is defined as the probability that during a single replication of the virus genome a particular nucleotide position is altered through substitution, deletion, insertion. or recombination. Different techniques have been utilized to measure virus mutation rates, and these have been noted in the extent of application to different viruses
Handbook of plant virus infections : comparative diagnosis by Edouard Kurstak( Book )

12 editions published between 1976 and 1981 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taxonomy;non-enveloped RNA plant viruses;enveloped RNA plant viruses;elongated RNA plant viruses;DNA plant viruses;viroids of plants
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Alternative Names
Kurstak, E.

Kurstak, E. 1938-

Kurstak, E. (Edouard)

Kurstak, E. (Edouard), 1938-

Kurstak, Édouard 1938-

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