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Molecular Biology of the SARS-Coronavirus

Editors: Lal, Sunil K. (Ed.)

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SARS was the ?rst new plague of the twenty-?rst century. Within months, it spread worldwide from its “birthplace” in Guangdong Province, China, affecting over 8,000 people in 25 countries and territories across ?ve continents. SARS exposed the vulnerability of our modern globalised world to the spread of a new emerging infection. SARS (or a similar new emerging disease) could neither have spread so rapidly nor had such a great global impact even 50 years ago, and arguably, it was itself a product of our global inter-connectedness. Increasing af?uence and a demand for wild-game as exotic food led to the development of large trade of live animal and game animal markets where many species of wild and domestic animals were co-housed, providing the ideal opportunities for inter-species tra- mission of viruses and other microbes. Once such a virus jumped species and attacked humans, the increased human mobility allowed the virus the opportunity for rapid spread. An infected patient from Guangdong who stayed for one day at a hotel in Hong Kong led to the transmission of the disease to 16 other guests who travelled on to seed outbreaks of the disease in Toronto, Singapore, and Vietnam, as well as within Hong Kong itself. The virus exploited the practices used in modern intensive care of patients with severe respiratory disease and the weakness in infection control practices within our health care systems to cause outbreaks within hospitals, further amplifying the spread of the disease. Health-care itself has become a two-edged sword.

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From the reviews:

“This volume provides a useful portal for postgraduate students and researchers into selected aspects of SARSr-CoV molecular biology. … this volume would be most useful to postgraduate students entering the field of SARSr-CoV research.” (Stuart Siddell, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 87, March, 2012)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • Cellular Entry of the SARS Coronavirus: Implications for Transmission, Pathogenicity and Antiviral Strategies

    Pages 3-22

    Glowacka, Ilona (et al.)

  • The Cell Biology of the SARS Coronavirus Receptor, Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme 2

    Pages 23-30

    Lambert, Daniel W.

  • Structural Molecular Insights into SARS Coronavirus Cellular Attachment, Entry and Morphogenesis

    Pages 31-43

    Beniac, Daniel R. (et al.)

  • RNA Higher-Order Structures Within the Coronavirus 5′ and 3′ Untranslated Regions and Their Roles in Viral Replication

    Pages 47-61

    Liu, Pinghua (et al.)

  • Programmed –1 Ribosomal Frameshifting in SARS Coronavirus

    Pages 63-72

    Dinman, Jonathan D.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Molecular Biology of the SARS-Coronavirus
Editors
  • Sunil K. Lal
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-03683-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-03683-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-03682-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42435-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 328
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