Università degli Studi di Perugia

Unit MOLECULAR VIROLOGY

Course
Biology
Study-unit Code
GP004090
Curriculum
Biomolecolare
Teacher
Barbara Camilloni
Teachers
  • Barbara Camilloni
Hours
  • 47 ore - Barbara Camilloni
CFU
6
Course Regulation
Coorte 2020
Offered
2021/22
Learning activities
Caratterizzante
Area
Discipline del settore biomedico
Sector
MED/07
Type of study-unit
Obbligatorio (Required)
Type of learning activities
Attività formativa monodisciplinare
Language of instruction
Italian
Contents
General properties of viruses and strategies of replication. Subviral agent: satellites, viroids and prions. VIrus classification and characteristics of the families containing human pathogens. Pathogenesis of virus infections (interferon and vaccines). Antiviral drugs.
Reference texts
Principi di Virologia Medica G. Antonelli, M. Clementi Casa Editrice Ambrosiana.
Educational objectives
Knowledge of the fundamental concepts in virology, the replication of viruses belonging to different virus classes and of the defence mechanisms against viral infections
Prerequisites
Basic Knowledge of immunology and virology
Teaching methods
Lectures on all subjects of the course. Laboratory exercises (students will be divided into groups according to the number of students)
Learning verification modality
Oral examination
Extended program
General properties of viruses and virus classification. Virus replication: steps n the virus replication cycle and groups of viruses according to the main strategies used for macromolecules synthesis (protein and nucleic acids). Structure, replication strategies and pathogenetic mechanisms of Subviral agents as satellite viruses, viroids and prions. The process of infection (acute, persistent infections, pathogenetic mechanism of virus of the main falimies givin infection in the humans). Control of viral infections: a) natural and adaptative immunity, interferon; b) virus vaccines. Antiviral drugs.
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