Human Papillomaviruses (HPVs): Detection, Infection and Protection


Yvette Franklin (Editor)

Series: New Developments in Medical Research
BISAC: MED022090

Virtually all cervical cancer cases are caused by human papilloma viruses (HPV), mainly HPV-16 and HPV-18. Furthermore, HPVs may cause other types of cancer, such as squamous anal cancers and vulvar cancer. In men, HPVs are associated with genital lesions, anal cancer, penile cancer, and head and neck cancers. As such, this compilation focuses on recent findings in HPV epidemiology, prevention, and updates regarding prophylatic HPV vaccines.

Bioinformatics tool are important in the analysis of molecular and biological data, which could provide novel insights on the development of treatment and prevention methods for disease control. Through bioinformatics, it is possible to analyze and simulate HPV molecular data through the use of universal databases and analysis tools, in order to better understand the virus genetics and infection cycle. In conclusion, Human Papillomaviruses (HPVs): Detection, Infection and Protection appraises HPV vaccines for the prophylaxis of HPV infection in healthy individuals. Vaccines used for earlier varieties are Gardasil (Merck, Kenilworth, NJ, U.S.A.) and Cervarix (GlaxoSmithKline, Brentford, U.K.).

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. An Update in the Detection, Prevention, and Transformation Potential of Human Papillomaviruses (HPVs)
(Jimena Hochmann, PhD, and Felipe Parietti, Virology Section, School of Sciences, Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay)

Chapter 2. Bioinformatics as an Auxiliary Tool for the Treatment and Prevention of Human Papillomavirus Infection
(Marcus Vinicius de Aragão Batista, Gerlane dos Santos Barros, Maria da Conceição Viana Invenção, Lucas Alexandre Barbosa de Oliveira Santos, Adriana de Oliveira Fernandes, Everton Silva Mota, Claudio Ramos Moreira Filho, Jânio Almeida de Souza and Luiz Fernando de Jesus Nascimento, Laboratory of Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology, Department of Biology, Center for Biological and Health Sciences, Federal University of Sergipe, São Cristóvão, Sergipe, Brazil)

Chapter 3. Prophylaxis of Cancers from Human Papilloma Viruses (HPV’s)
(Louis Z.G. Touyz, McGillUniversity, Faculty of Dentistry, Montreal, PQ, Canada)

Chapter 4. Bibliography

Chapter 5. Related Nova Publications


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