Coronaviruses (CoVs), within the order Nidovirales, are enveloped, single-strand, positive-sense RNA viruses with a large genome of approximately 30 kbp in length. A human infecting coronavirus (viral pneumonia) initially known as 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) was found in the city of Wuhan, Hubei province of China in December 2019. This virus is now named severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), with the resulting disease known as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Coronaviruses contain at least four structural proteins: Spike (S) protein, envelope (E) protein, membrane (M) protein, and nucleocapsid (N) protein.Read more
Several lines of evidence support the linkage between maternal inflammation during pregnancy and increased probability of neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders in offspring.
In this study Damien A. Fair and his collagues sought to advance understanding regarding implications of systemic maternal inflammation during pregnancy.Read more