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 taxonomy of herpesviruses within the family Herpesviridae is very complex and yet to be fully concluded.
PRV is a member of the subfamily Alphaherpesvirinae in the family Herpesviridae belonging to the genus Varicellovirus [1].
Three subfamilies of the Herpesviridae family (Alpha-, Beta- and Gammaherpesvirinae) are found in the order Primates.
Tienari, "Interaction of herpesviridae, APOE gene, and education in cognitive impairment," Neurobiology of Aging, vol.
Aside from hepatitis viruses A, B, and E, other viruses including parvovirus B19, SEN virus, echovirus 18, and several members of the Herpesviridae (e.g., herpes simplex, herpes zoster, Epstein-Barr, and cytomegalovirus) have been reported to cause ALF in rare cases [6-9].
According to the World Health Organization, viruses of the Herpesviridae family have infected 90% of the world's population.
Herpes simplex type 1 (family Herpesviridae, genus simplex virus, species human herpesvirus 1) is the most common, potentially fatal cause of sporadic encephalitis in adults and is the only viral cause that has a specific treatment (2,3,4).
El EBV es un virus dna perteneciente a la familia Herpesviridae, genero herpesvirus tipo 4, que infecta cerca del 90% de la poblacion humana, en su mayoria adulta, y cuyas manifestaciones clinicas pueden variar: en algunos casos permanece asintomatica, en otros se manifiesta como mononucleosis infecciosa y suele estar presente en el desarrollo de procesos neoplasicos.
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a ubiquitous member of the family Herpesviridae. It persists in the body like other herpesviruses, resulting in latency.
Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), a DNA virus, member of herpesviridae family, is one of the major problems associated with organ transplants, directly affecting clinical outcomes and mortality (1-4) In this context, different strategies for monitoring, prevention, and treatment have been applied.