Herpesviridae


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Herpesviridae

[‚hər·pēz′vir·ə‚dī]
(virology)
A family of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)-containing viruses characterized by enveloped virions containing one molecule of double-stranded linear DNA wrapped around an associated spool-shaped protein inside an icosahedron. It includes subfamilies Alphaherpesvirinae (herpes simplex virus group), Betaherpesvirinae (cytomegalovirus group), and Gammaherpesvirinae (lymphoproliferative virus group).
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The family Herpesviridae comprises at least eight species of enveloped viruses, with linear doubled-stranded DNA genomes, which are pathogenic for humans.
In a multivariate analysis, adjusted for age and the presence of diabetes, subjects who combined seropositivity for Herpesviridae, presence of apolipoprotein E (APOE) [epsilon]4, and less than a high school education were at significantly increased risk of cognitive impairment (risk ratio 6.
Synthetic peptides for VCA ensure a high level of specificity through elimination of false reactivity with other viruses from the herpesviridae family.
Viral metagenomics of patients samples from unexplained diarrhea cases in Netherlands identified viruses of the families Anelloviridae, Picobirnaviridae, Herpesviridae, and Picornaviridae, some of which might be associated with development of gastroenteritis (6-8,14,15).
45) Investigations of the antiviral properties of licorice in humans have focused primarily on hepatitis viruses B and C and HIV, though actions against copious other viruses including influenza, respiratory syncitial virus and the herpesviridae family of viruses have been studied in tissue cultures and animal models.
All members of the family Herpesviridae are able to establish a latent infection, e.
Chickenpox is caused by the varicella-zoster virus, a DNA virus that belongs to the family of Herpesviridae.
2] Although such difficulties in interpretation are also possible with HHV-6 and other Herpesviridae infections, Fox and colleagues discovered no evidence of any such cross-reactions.
Paramyxoviridae, Flaviviridae, Herpesviridae, Papillomaviridae, Picornaviridae, Poxviridae, Reoviridae, and Rhabdoviridae) have been found to infect camels (37-39).
Herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) are human pathogens of the family of Herpesviridae, which can be distinguished by serological and molecular methods.
Pseudorabies virus (PRV), also called Aujeszky disease virus or suid herpesvirus type 1, is a member of the Alphaherpesvirinae subfamily within the family Herpesviridae.