The Molecular Biology of Picornaviruses

  • R. Pérez-Bercoff

Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. The Structure of the Picornavirion

  3. Early Events During the Infectious Process: Shut-off of Cellular Synthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N1-N1
    2. G. Baglioni, P. A. Maroney, M. Simili
      Pages 101-111
  4. Synthesis and Processing of Viral Proteins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N3-N3
    2. R. R. Rueckert, T. J. Matthews, O. M. Kew, M. Pallansch, C. McLean, D. Omilianowski
      Pages 113-125
    3. Jean M. Lucas-Lenard
      Pages 127-147
  5. On Decoding the Viral mRNA

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N5-N5
    2. Elvera Ehrenfeld
      Pages 223-238
  6. Translational Regulation: Mechanism of Action of Interferon

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N7-N7
    2. M. Revel, A. Kimchi, A. Schmidt, L. Shulman, A. Zilberstein
      Pages 239-253
    3. R. Falcoff, O. Aujean, J. A. Lewis, E. Falcoff
      Pages 255-277
    4. C. Baglioni, P. A. Maroney, G. E. Chatterjee, M. A. Minks
      Pages 279-292
  7. Replication of the Viral RNA

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N9-N9
    2. R. Perez-Bercoff
      Pages 293-318
    3. H. Rosenberg, B. Diskin, E. Kalmar, A. Traub
      Pages 319-336
  8. Virus-Directed Synthesis Under Non-Permissive Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages N11-N11
    2. Milton W. Taylor, V. Gregory Chinchar
      Pages 337-348
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 349-371

About this book


vi The intent, therefore, was to provide for a fresh and original review of all relevant topics and issues in the field, following a comprehensive and coherent programme. Such an ambitious goal could only be reached thanks to the unlimited collaboration of the lecturers: They were requested to produce nothing less than "freer, broader, speculative and personal "considerations of the subjects" they had to cover ••• And so they did: their presentations unfolded a fantastic picture, a most fascinating and meaningful identification of the field, its present problems and trends. But participants at this conference contributed many valuable observations while discussing specific points. Unfortunately, more often than not, it proved impossible to identify them in the records. Accordingly, we incorporated here and there some of these "anonymous" contributions as part of the edited version of the texts. To all of the participants, I would like to express my gratitude for their actively taking part in all the scientific (and social ••• ) activities (lectures, round tables, posters, encounters) of this N.A.T.O. ASl. The result was a stimulating atmosphere, conducive to authentic scientific exchanges. Hence, the success of this meeting should be credited only to them. Finally, on behalf of all participants, I would like to thank Professor Sissini, the Mayor of Maratea, and Mr. B. Vitolo, the Chairman of its Tourist Office: their enthusiastic support greatly contributed to make of our time in their wonderful seaside resort an unforgettable one.


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Editors and affiliations

  • R. Pérez-Bercoff
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Virology and Molecular Biology, Institute of AnatomyUniversity of ZurichZurichSwitzerland

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