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Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

Physical Virology

Virus Structure and Mechanics

Editors: Greber, Urs (Ed.)

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  • Assists readers to understand the physical nature of virus particles and their impact on disease mechanisms, precision medicine, and controlled drug delivery  
  • ​Brings together an interdisciplinary group of mathematicians, physicists, chemists, and biologists to explore the physical nature of virus particles
  • Explores how virus particles interact with cells during entry and assembly, and link the cell biology of the underlying processes with the physical nature of the particles
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This book explores a new challenge in virology: to understand how physical properties of virus particles (virions) and viruses (infected cells) affect the course of an infection. Insights from the emerging field of physical virology will contribute to understanding of the physical nature of viruses and cells, and will open new ways for anti-viral interference.

Nine chapters and an editorial written by physicists, chemists, biologists and computational experts describe how virions serve as trail blazers in uncharted territory of cells. The authors outline how particles change in composition as they interact with host cells. Such virus dynamics are crucial for virus entry into cells and infection. It influences the modern concepts of virus-host interactions, viral lineages and evolution.

The volume gives numerous up-to-date examples of modern virology and provides a fascinating read for researchers, clinicians and students in the field of infectious diseases.

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“The intended audience is researchers, clinicians, and students in the field of infectious diseases. In addition, pathologists and virologists will find the book extremely useful. … Given that a better understanding of the physical nature of virions and infected cells will open new ways for antiviral interference, this book will surely appeal to the intended audience.” (Omer Iqbal, Doody’s Book Reviews, March 27, 2020)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Editorial: Physical Virology and the Nature of Virus Infections

    Pages 1-11

    Greber, Urs F.

  • Single Virion Tracking Microscopy for the Study of Virus Entry Processes in Live Cells and Biomimetic Platforms

    Pages 13-43

    Nathan, Lakshmi (et al.)

  • Structural Insights into Rotavirus Entry

    Pages 45-68

    Rodríguez, Javier M. (et al.)

  • The HIV-1 Capsid: More than Just a Delivery Package

    Pages 69-83

    James, Leo C.

  • Membrane-Containing Icosahedral Bacteriophage PRD1: The Dawn of Viral Lineages

    Pages 85-109

    Oksanen, Hanna M. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Physical Virology
Book Subtitle
Virus Structure and Mechanics
Editors
  • Urs Greber
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
1215
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14741-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14741-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14740-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-14743-3
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 235
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 52 illustrations in colour
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