Written by experts in their field, Virus Structure and Assembly summarizes our current state of knowledge in the field of virus structure and assembly, comparing and contrasting the mechanisms adopted by viruses with a wide diversity of genome and host. It will serve as an invaluable reference for researchers in virology, microbiology, epidemiology, molecular biology, and public health.

Key Features

* Witness to the remarkable advancement in the field of virus structure and assembly * A unique opportunity to compare and contrast mechanisms adopted by a diverse range of viruses from bacteriophages and RNA viruses to Bluetongue, Influenza and Hepatitis B * Numerous illustrations including color * Discussion on the VIPER database, a repository for all high-resolution structures of simple icosahedral viruses, and on application of mass spectrometry to the analysis of structures present in biological specimens, such as HIV-1


Virologists, molecular epidemiologists, clinicians and public health specialists, immunologists, and researchers in vaccine development

Table of Contents

Assembly of dsRNA Bacterial Viruses The Role of Lipid Rafts in Virus Replication Structural transformations of viral fusion proteins The heads of phage HK97 and its associates: Conservation and diversity through evolution Structure and Biosynthesis of Ebola Virus Matrix Protein and Glycoprotein Structure and assembly of icosahedral enveloped RNA viruses Structure derived insights into virus assembly Assembly of Paramyxoviruses A novel pathway of cytoplasmic disulfide bond formation encoded by vaccinia virus that is required for virion assembly. Kinetics and Hydrogen/Deuterium Exchange Studies of the In Vitro Assembly of HIV-1 Capsid Protein Molecular Interactions in the Assembly of Coronaviruses Orbiviruses: Virus Entry to Exit


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