|[Frontiers in Bioscience 1, d241-247, September 1, 1996]|
HERPES SIMPLEX VIRUS: A TOOL FOR NEUROSCIENTISTS
Frank J. Jenkins1 and Sharon L. Turner2
1 Department of Pathology, School of Medicine; 1Department of
Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, School of Public Health;
Received 08/02/96; Accepted 08/08/96; On-line 09/01/96
Herpes simplex virus, as a result of its rather unique life cycle in humans, is a useful tool for many areas of research. Its use in the field of neuroscience represents the newest and certainly one of the most interesting and complex directions of research. Studies utilizing HSV in gene therapy, neuronal tracings, and demyelinating diseases will continue for many years and should provide important insights in areas that up to now have been most difficult to study.