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Mechanisms of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-Induced Acute Lung Injury

Overview of attention for article published in mBio, August 2013
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Mechanisms of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-Induced Acute Lung Injury
Published in
mBio, August 2013
DOI 10.1128/mbio.00271-13
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Lisa E. Gralinski, Armand Bankhead, Sophia Jeng, Vineet D. Menachery, Sean Proll, Sarah E. Belisle, Melissa Matzke, Bobbie-Jo M. Webb-Robertson, Maria L. Luna, Anil K. Shukla, Martin T. Ferris, Meagan Bolles, Jean Chang, Lauri Aicher, Katrina M. Waters, Richard D. Smith, Thomas O. Metz, G. Lynn Law, Michael G. Katze, Shannon McWeeney, Ralph S. Baric


Systems biology offers considerable promise in uncovering novel pathways by which viruses and other microbial pathogens interact with host signaling and expression networks to mediate disease severity. In this study, we have developed an unbiased modeling approach to identify new pathways and network connections mediating acute lung injury, using severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV) as a model pathogen. We utilized a time course of matched virologic, pathological, and transcriptomic data within a novel methodological framework that can detect pathway enrichment among key highly connected network genes. This unbiased approach produced a high-priority list of 4 genes in one pathway out of over 3,500 genes that were differentially expressed following SARS-CoV infection. With these data, we predicted that the urokinase and other wound repair pathways would regulate lethal versus sublethal disease following SARS-CoV infection in mice. We validated the importance of the urokinase pathway for SARS-CoV disease severity using genetically defined knockout mice, proteomic correlates of pathway activation, and pathological disease severity. The results of these studies demonstrate that a fine balance exists between host coagulation and fibrinolysin pathways regulating pathological disease outcomes, including diffuse alveolar damage and acute lung injury, following infection with highly pathogenic respiratory viruses, such as SARS-CoV.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 3%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 143 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 31 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 17%
Student > Master 20 14%
Student > Bachelor 15 10%
Student > Postgraduate 8 5%
Other 29 20%
Unknown 20 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 41 28%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 23 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 17 11%
Immunology and Microbiology 10 7%
Engineering 5 3%
Other 21 14%
Unknown 31 21%

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