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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Marek's disease in domestic poultry, caused by an alphaherpesvirus, is known to cause intraorbital, periorbital, and intraocular lymphocytic tumors.
Alignments of human and NHP alphaherpesvirus representa fives show that the region amplified with the consensus herpesvirus primers is a highly conserved region of UL30 (Figure 2).
Their topics include Varicella zoster virus transcriptional regulation and the roles of its immediate-early proteins, the role of the ICPO protein in counter-acting intrinsic cellular resistance to virus infection, translational control in Herpes simplex virus-infected cells, structure-function profiles of nine Varicella-zoster virus glycoproteins, nuclear egress and development of Herpes simplex virus, molecular chaperones and alphaherpesvirus infection, Varicella-zoster virus pathogenesis and latency, vaccines and new antiviral strategies against Herpes simplex virus, immunity and immune evasion strategies induced by Varicella zoster virus, the expression and functions of human alphaherpesvirus microRNAs, and oncolytic Herpes simplex virus vectors for cancer therapy.
Although results of histopathologic investigations suggested that malnutrition, because of fewer resources in the frigates' fishing area, could be the cause of the epidemic, a novel alphaherpesvirus, tentatively called Fregata magnificens herpesvirus, was detected in cutaneous crusts on the diseased birds.
Similar results have been reported for an Acanthospermum hispidum extract which is effective during the attachment phase of pseudorabies virus, an alphaherpesvirus, but not during the replication period (Summerfield et al.
An antiviral activity of Acanthospermum hispidum extracts could be demonstrated during the attachment phase of the alphaherpesvirus pseudorabies virus, but not during the replication period (Summerfield et al.