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Definition of the noun alphavirus

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  1. an arbovirus of the family Togaviridae that can cause a variety of encephalitis in horses
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic term: animal virus = an animal pathogen that is a virus
    • member of: Togaviridae = a family of arboviruses carried by arthropods

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics, and Informatics (2008)

by George P. Rédei

▷unsaturated fatty acids, ▷fatty acids Alphavirus: An alphavirus is a single, negative-strand RNA virus with a 240 molecule basic capsid protein, surrounded by a lipid bilayer of 240 glycoprotein heteromeric envelope. It can infect a variety of ...

Google previewBats and Viruses (2015)

A New Frontier of Emerging Infectious Diseases by Lin-Fa Wang, Christopher Cowled

Alphaviruses Alphavirus is a genus in the family Togaviridae. Alphaviruses have spherical, enveloped particles (70 nm diameter) with a positive sense, ...

Google previewViral Vectors for Gene Therapy (2003)

Methods and Protocols by Curtis A. Machida

A typical alphavirus is an enveloped virus with single-stranded, positive-polarity RNA genome of approx 12,000 nucleotides. The genome is capped at the 5′ end and polyadenylated at the 3′ terminus. The alphaviral genome functions ...

Google previewCholesterol Binding and Cholesterol Transport Proteins: (2010)

Structure and Function in Health and Disease by J. Robin Harris

Alphavirus is a genus of togaviridae, flavivirus a genus of flaviviridae. In cholesterol-depleted insect cells alphavirus Semliki Forest virus (SFV) growth is 1000-fold restricted (Phalen and Kielian, 1991), whereas a less cholesterol- dependent ...

Google previewMolecular Basis of Virus Evolution (2005)

by Adrian J. Gibbs, Charles H. Calisher

Alphavirus structure, replication and transmission cycles Structure and replication Alphavirus is a genus of arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) in the family Togaviridae (Calisher et al. , 1980; Calisher & Karabatsos, 1988). These viruses ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

Appendix 7 Infection control Arbovirus infections (including alphavirus, flavivirus and bunyavirus infections) Acute rheumatic fever Chancroid Food-borne illness in two or more related cases Gastroenteritis among people of any age, in an ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of toxicology (2005)

Dib-L] by Philip Wexler, Bruce D. Anderson

Alphavirus genomes can accept mutations in the conserved regions without destroying biologic activity. Only sequences at the 3′ and 5′ termini are indispensable for the genome to be amplified and packaged. In the region of the junction of ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Virology (2009)

by Brian W.J. Mahy

Alphaviridae A misnomer – alphaviruses form a genus, Alphavirus, in the family Togaviridae. Alphavirus A genus in the family Togaviridae, the type species of which is Sindbis virus. All species in this genus except salmon pancreas ...

Google previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (2015)

Alphavirus. viruses of arbovirus group A and encephalitis viruses bear this name. equine. Alphaxalone,. Alphaxolone (See AlFAxAlone.) Alsatian. (See GermAn ShePherd doG.) ALT. (See AlAnine AminotrAnSFerASe.) Alternative. Medicine,.

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

alphavirus. n. any member of a genus of *arboviruses transmitted by mosquitoes. Many alphaviruses can cause disease in humans and animals, including *O' nyong nyong fever and *Ross River fever.

Google previewSaunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary (2011)

by Virginia P. Studdert, Clive C. Gay, Douglas C. Blood

causedby anarthropod- borne alphavirus (family Togaviridae) withonevirus, but six antigenicallyrelated subtypes, withinwhich are variants. Thereare nonpathogenic and pathogenic strains. Non-pathogenic VEE viruses persist in sylvatic ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Sexually Transmitted Diseases (2004)

by Jennifer Shoquist, Diane Stafford

The alphavirus family— Sindbis virus, Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus, and Semliki Forest virus— may have an inborn propensity to move to antigen-presenting cells, macrophages, ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2013)

by Donald Venes, MD

An Alphavirus transmitted by mosquito bite that causes fevers, rash, and epidemic arthritis in multiple joints. It is typically found in Australia and neighboring islands. Sabia' v. An arenavirus that causes Brazilian hemorrhagic fever. The reservoir ...

Google previewDesk Encyclopedia Animal and Bacterial Virology (2010)

by Brian W.J. Mahy, Marc H.V. van Regenmortel

Togaviridae The family Togaviridae comprises the genera Alphavirus and Rubivirus among the vertebrate viruses. These viruses have spherical virions, 70nm in diameter, with a lipid envelope containing glycoprotein peplomers and a ssRNA ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

alphavirus chains of hemoglobin. The homozygous form is incompatible with life, the stillborn infant displaying severe hydrops fetalis; the heterozygous form may be asymptomatic or marked by mild anemia. alphavirus /al′favī′′rəs/, any of ...

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Video shows what alphavirus means. Any virus of the genus (family Togaviridae).. Alphavirus Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to ...

Scrabble value of A1L1P3H4A1V4I1R1U1S1

The value of this 10-letter word is 18 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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