Update on SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 April 2020 A SARS-Cov-2 / Covid-19 dedicated resource has been released
Virosaurus update April 2020 Virosaurus (from virus thesaurus) is a curated virus genome database, aimed at facilitating clinical metagenomics analysis. The database has been updated, adding last SARS-Cov-2 sequences. It provides also non vertebrates viruses (insects, fungus, eukaryotic microorgansims) and plant virus sections.
Update on SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19 March 2020 The nCoV virus has received an official name: SARS coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) . WHO has named the disesae COVID-19. Coronavirus pages have been updated. Spike protein analysis has allowed predicting integrin binding: A potential role for integrins in host cell entry by SARS-CoV-2 Antiviral Res. 2020 Mar 1:104759 Novel Coronavirus (SARS-Cov-2) February 2020 The annotated proteome is accessible at SARS-CoV-2 proteome. UniProt provides pre-release access to these sequences from the current public health emergency. The data will become part of a future UniProt release and may be subject to further changes. Wuhan Coronavirus January 2020 Wuhan 2020 Coronavirus (nCoV) belongs to the Betacoronavirus. These viruses are spread in many vertebrate species and cause respiratory diseases. SARS and Wuhan 2020 nCoV are Zoonosis causing pneumonia with risk of fatal cases. Human Coronavirus OC43 (or Betacoronavirus 1) is widespread and may cause 10-15% of common colds. Virosaurus November 2019 Virosaurus (from virus thesaurus) is a curated virus genome database, aimed at facilitating clinical metagenomics analysis. The data comprises clustered and annotated sequences of Vertebrate viruses in FASTA format. Virosaurus also provides complete genome database for all those viruses.
Antiviral drugs May 2019 Most common antiviral drugs have been added to ViralZone pages: EboV, HBV, HCV, HHV-1, HHV-5, ... HIV resource has been expanded with HIV antiretroviral drugs
VIROLOGY NEWS TWIV:This Week in Virology is a weekly podcast animated by professors Vincent Racaniello and Dick Despommier from the Columbia University, USA. Virology and Bioinformatics from Virology.ca Virus and bioinformatics articles with some microbiology and immunology thrown in for good measure Curated by Dr. Chris Upton
Publication: "ViralZone: a knowledge resource to understand virus diversity. /resources/Pubmed.gif Hulo C, de Castro E, Masson P, Bougueleret L, Bairoch A, Xenarios I, Le Mercier P. Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan;39(Database issue):D576-82.
May, 2020 ViralZone current statistics 702
Virus description pages:
128 Families 567 Genera 7 individual Species
216 Viral molecular biology pages
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