SARS- and Other Coronaviruses

Laboratory Protocols

  • Dave Cavanagh

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 454)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Detection and Discovery of Coronaviruses

  3. Isolation, Growth, Titration, and Purification of Coronaviruses

  4. Structure of Covs Analyzed by Electron Microscopy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Benjamin W. Neuman, Brian D. Adair, Mark Yeager, Michael J. Buchmeier
      Pages 129-136
  5. Expression of Coronavirus Proteins and Crystallization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Yvonne Piotrowski, Rajesh Ponnusamy, Stephanie Glaser, Anniken Daabach, Ralf Moll, Rolf Hilgenfeld
      Pages 139-159
  6. Raising Antibodies to Coronavirus Proteins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Amanda R. Pendleton, Carolyn E. Machamer
      Pages 163-189
    3. Jessika C. Zevenhoven-Dobbe, Alfred L. M. Wassenaar, Yvonne van der Meer, Eric J. Snijder
      Pages 205-226
  7. Manipulating the Genomes of Coronaviruses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227
    2. Cornelis A.M. de Haan, Bert Jan Haijema, Paul S. Masters, Peter J.M. Rottier
      Pages 229-236
    3. Fernando Almazán, Carmen Galán, Luis Enjuanes
      Pages 275-291
    4. Eric F. Donaldson, Amy C. Sims, Ralph S. Baric
      Pages 293-315
  8. Identifying Coronavirus Receptors

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 339-344

About this book


In 2003, the word "coronavirus" spread across the globe, somewhat further than the virus that sparked the panic. In SARS- and Other Coronaviruses: Laboratory Protocols, expert researchers examine these devastating viruses through detailed laboratory protocols. Chapters deal with such subjects as detection and discovery of coronaviruses by nucleic acid and antibody-based approaches, virus isolation, propagation and titration, virus purification, structure analysis by electron cryomicroscopy, expression and crystallization of viral proteins, raising antibodies against viral proteins, manipulation of the coronavirus genome, and descriptions of how to investigate aspects of the cell surface for coronavirus receptors. Composed in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, each chapter contains a brief introduction, step-by-step methods, a list of necessary materials, and a Notes section which shares tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

Comprehensive and cutting-edge, SARS- and Other Coronaviruses: Laboratory Protocols serves as an ideal guide for all virologists and especially for those working with coronaviruses.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Dave Cavanagh
    • 1
  1. 1.Div. Molecular Biology, Compton LaboratoryInstitute Animal HealthNewbury, Berks.United Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2008
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-867-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-181-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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