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Definition of the noun adenovirus

What does adenovirus mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: adenoviruses

  1. any of a group of viruses including those that in humans cause upper respiratory infections or infectious pinkeye
    • lexical domain: Animals - nouns denoting animals
    • more generic term: animal virus = an animal pathogen that is a virus
    • more specific term: parainfluenza virus = a virus that causes upper respiratory infection

Alternative definition of the noun adenovirus


  1. Any virus of the family Adenoviridae, many of which are responsible for respiratory infections in humans

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Google previewBasic Clinical Radiobiology, Fifth Edition (2016)

by Michael C. Joiner, Albert van der Kogel

Adenovirus is a human pathogenic, nonencapsulated, DNA virus.

Google previewApplications of viruses for cancer therapy (2012)

Adenovirus is an important human pathogen While human Ads generally cause mild, self-limiting infections in immunocompetent adults, the virus can present serious ...

Google previewRNA Interference and Viruses (2010)

Current Innovations and Future Trends by Miguel Angel Martínez

Adenovirus is a lytic virus of which the genome consists of 39 kbp dsDNA. During the late phase of infection the virus expresses high levels of the two structured non-coding virus- associated (VA) RNAs, RNAI and RNAII. These RNAs block ...

Google previewViral Therapy of Cancer (2008)

by Kevin J. Harrington

Adenovirus The adenovirus is a non-enveloped virus that contains a linear double-stranded DNA genome. Adenoviruses are categorized by genome size, composition, homology and organization. They are grouped from A to F. Of the ...

Google previewHuman Genetics (2004)

by Dhar

Adenovirus is a large double-stranded DNA virus, that causes disease of upper respiratory tract and conjunctival membrane. Alleles are alternative forms of a gene at the same locus on homologous chromosomes. Am niocen tests describes ...

Google previewHead and Neck Manifestations of Systemic Disease (2007)

by Jeffrey P. Harris, Michael H. Weisman

Adenovirus is the most common cause of viral pharyngitis. It is a doublestranded DNA virus. Serotypes 3, 4, and 7 are frequently associated with viral pharyngitis. It is transmitted by either respiratory droplets or direct contact. School-aged ...

Google previewCellular RNA Interference Mechanisms (2011)

by Dirk Grimm

Adenovirus is a dsDNA virus that expresses two structured noncoding RNA molecules, VAI and VAII. Both these RNAs are processed at low efficiency by Dicer to yield miRNAs which associate with the RISC.122,123 The functions of these ...

Google previewHuman Immunodeficiency Virus and the Lung (1998)

by Rosen

Adenoviruses Adenovirus is an infrequent, but potentially clinically significant ...

Google previewNeoplastic Diseases of the Blood (2012)

by Peter Wiernik, John M. Goldman, Janice Dutcher, Robert A. Kyle

Adenovirus is a relatively common cause of respiratory tract infections in children less than 5 years of age, causing 2–7 % of respiratory tract infections and 5–11 % of viral pneumonia and bronchiolitis cases [356]. These infections are rarely ...

Google previewProteases as Targets for Therapy (2000)

by Klaus von der Helm, Bruce D. Korant, John Chris Dion Cheronis

Human adenovirus is a good model system with which to study the exploitation of virus-coded proteinases as targets for antiviral therapy. Because activation of AVP utilizes two cofactors, the viral DNA and the 11-amino-acid peptide pVIc, this ...

Google previewGene Therapy of Cancer (2013)

Translational Approaches from Preclinical Studies to Clinical Implementation by Edmund C. Lattime, Stanton L. Gerson

Oncolytic adenovirus is considered to be safe com- pared to other types of viruses because adenovirus is a genetically stable and nonintegrating virus, unlike ret- roviruses, and it causes only mild, common diseases [16]. However, because ...

Google previewCardiac Cell and Gene Transfer (2003)

Principles, Protocols, and Applications by Joseph M. Metzger

Recombinant adenovirus is a useful vector for myocardial gene transfer because of the capacity for high-titer production, large insert capacity, and relatively low pathogenicity, as well as the ability to infect nondividing cells effectively. Moreover ...

Google previewConstruction and Characterization of a Novel Fusion Protein from the Extracellular Domain of MULT1 and Transmembrane and Intracellular Domains of Fas and Its Therapeutic Evaluation for Cancer Treatment Using an Adenoviral Delivery System (2009)

by Hari Shankar Kotturi Rajeshwar

Adenovirus is a non- enveloped icosohedral particle which carries a 36 Kb double stranded DNA genome. The capsid consists of three main components: hexon, penton and fiber (Figure 1.8). Hexon is the most abundant structural protein ...

Google previewDevelopment of Red Clover Necrotic Mosaic Virus as a Multifunctional Nanoparticle (2008)

by Li Na Loo

Adenovirus is an attractive tool to apply in gene transfer applications for the following reasons. It has the ability to infect ...

Google previewAdenoviral Vectors for Gene Therapy (2002)

by David Curiel, Joanne T. Douglas

The approximately 50 known human adenovirus serotypes are classified into six subgroups, A-F, and all share a similar structure and genomic organization [17]. Adenovirus is an nonenveloped virus of ~150 MDa, composed of multiple copies ...

Google previewMolecular Approaches to Heart Failure Therapy (2000)

With ... 16 Tables by Gerd Hasenfuss, Eduardo Marbán

The adenovirus is a double-stranded DNA virus with a 35 kb genome. The genome is organized into early and late genes. The early genes are predominately those required for replication and transcription of the viral genome , and the late ...

Google previewClinical Infectious Disease (2015)

by David Schlossberg

Adenovirus is a commonly identified pathogen in outbreaks of acute viral conjunctivitis. Although usually associated with types 8 and 19, epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) has been associated with several other serotypes and is highly ...

Google previewAdvances in Nucleocapsid Research and Application: 2011 Edition (2012)


According to recent research from the United States, “Adenovirus is a well- established viral gene transfer model system that presents two major hurdles when being considered for cell-specific targeting applications. First is the need to detarget ...

Google previewMolecular Cardiology for the Cardiologists (2012)

by Bernard Swynghedauw

Adenovirus is a DNA virus responsible for either flues or benign ailments. Several groups have tried to transfer genes into the cardiovascular sytem using such a vector. The yield of the transfection is for the moment the highest ever obtained ...

Google previewPathogen Identification Using Peptide Nanotube Biosensors and Impedance AFM. (2006)

by Robert I. MacCuspie

Adenovirus is a virus that causes up to 10% of acute respiratory infections in children, with infections also possible in the eyes, intestines and urinary tract[111] . Simian Virus 40 (SV40) is a natural virus that is typically asymptomatic in otherwise ...

Google previewHead & Neck Surgery--otolaryngology (2006)

by Byron J. Bailey, Jonas T. Johnson, Shawn D. Newlands

The adenovirus is a nonenveloped icosahedral particle with 12 fibers projecting from the surface, of which each tip has a globular ...

Google previewSpencer's Pathology of the Lung (2013)

by Philip Hasleton, Douglas B. Flieder

Adenovirus is a wellrecognized cause ofviral pneumonia inmilitary trainees butitalsocausessporadiccases of severe pneumonia. 11,12 Host factors are important determinants of disease severity. Chronic cardiopulmonary disease, smoking, ...

Google previewPediatric Acute Care (2011)

by Karin Reuter-Rice, Beth Bolick

VIRAL INFECTIONS David Nathalang ADENOVIRUS Pathophysiology Adenovirus is a double-stranded, non- enveloped ...

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