© 2006

The Nidoviruses

Toward Control of SARS and other Nidovirus Diseases

  • Stanley Perlman
  • Kathryn V. Holmes
  • Summarizes all of the most current research in the field

  • The only comprehensive book covering in the field in the last 5 years

Conference proceedings

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 581)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvii
  2. Viral RNA Synthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Luis Enjuanes, Fernando Almazán, Isabel Sola, Sonia Zúñiga, Enrique Alvarez, Juan Reguera et al.
      Pages 13-24
    3. Pinghua Liu, Jason J. Millership, Lichun Li, David P. Giedroc, Julian L. Leibowitz
      Pages 25-30
    4. Sonia Zúñiga, Isabel Sola, Jose L. Moreno, Sara Alonso, Luis Enjuanes
      Pages 31-35
    5. Naina Barretto, Dalia Jukneliene, Kiira Ratia, Zhongbin Chen, Andrew D. Mesecar, Susan C. Baker
      Pages 37-41
    6. Barbara Schelle, Nadja Karl, Burkhard Ludewig, Stuart G. Siddell, Volker Thiel
      Pages 43-48
    7. Rajesh Ponnusamy, Jeroen R. Mesters, John Ziebuhr, Ralf Moll, Rolf Hilgenfeld
      Pages 49-54
    8. Lance D. Eckerle, Sarah M. Brockway, Steven M. Sperry, Xiaotao Lu, Mark R. Denison
      Pages 55-60
    9. Eric F. Donaldson, Amy C. Sims, Damon J. Deming, Ralph S. Baric
      Pages 61-66
    10. Rachel L. Graham, Amy C. Sims, Ralph S. Baric, Mark R. Denison
      Pages 67-72
    11. Snawar Hussain, Ji'an Pan, Jing Xu, Yalin Yang, Yu Chen, Yu Peng et al.
      Pages 85-88
    12. Xiao X. Wang, Ying Liao, Sek M. Wong, Ding X. Liu
      Pages 89-92
    13. Ákos Putics, Jutta Slaby, Witold Filipowicz, Alexander E. Gorbalenya, John Ziebuhr
      Pages 93-96
    14. Yvonne Piotrowski, Lia van der Hoek, Krzysztof Pyrc, Ben Berkhout, Ralf Moll, Rolf Hilgenfeld
      Pages 97-100
    15. Damon J. Deming, Rachel L. Graham, Mark R. Denison, Ralph S. Baric
      Pages 101-104
    16. Hyojeung Kang, Min Feng, Meagan E. Schroeder, David P. Giedroc, Julian L. Leibowitz
      Pages 105-108

About these proceedings


This book summarizes the keynote and plenary speeches and posters of the Xth International Nidovirus Symposium: Toward Control of SARS and Other Nidovirus Diseases” that was held in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 25–30, 2005. The nine previous meetings of scientists investigating the molecular biology and pathogenesis of coronaviruses, toroviruses, arteriviruses, and okaviruses were generally held every 3 years since the first meeting was convened in Wurzburg, Germany, in October, 1980. The Xth International Symposium was held just 2 years after the IXth International Symposium (Nido2003) in The Netherlands, because of the tremendously increased research on nidoviruses that resulted from the discovery that the global epidemic of severe acute res- ratory syndrome (SARS) in 2002–2003 was caused by a newly discovered coronavirus called SARS-CoV. A record 225 scientists from 14 countries attended the Xth International Nidovirus Symposium, and important advances in every aspect of nidovirus molecular biology and pathogenesis were reported and discussed. The meeting was divided into 12 sessions, with keynote speakers providing a general review of research pertinent to each one. This volume is a collection of scientific papers presented at the symposium. Once a coronavirus was recognized as the etiological agent of SARS, intensive work by many investigators resulted in determination of the sequence of the virus, engineering of reverse genetics systems, and identification of the host cell receptor used by the virus. With the increased interest in coronaviruses, new members of the family associated with human disease were identified.


RNA antiviral drug diagnostics diseases pathogenesis protein vaccine virus infectious diseases

Editors and affiliations

  • Stanley Perlman
    • 1
  • Kathryn V. Holmes
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of Colorado Health Sciences Center at FitzsimonsAuroraUSA

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