Accession Number:

ADA426745

Title:

Interferon-Beta 1a and SARS Coronavirus Replication

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL CINCINNATI OH

Report Date:

2004-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

A global outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome SARS caused by a novel coronavirus began in March 2003. The rapid emergence of SARS and the substantial illness and death it caused have made it a critical public health issue. Because no effective treatments are available, an intensive effort is under way to identify and test promising antiviral drugs. Here, we report that recombinant human interferon-beta 1a potently inhibits SARS coronavirus replication in vitro.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE