respiratory syncytial virus

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respiratory syncytial virus

(sĭnsĭsh`əl): see cold, commoncold, common,
acute viral infection of the mucous membranes of the nose and throat, often involving the sinuses. The typical sore throat, sneezing, and fatigue may be accompanied by body aches, headache, low fever, and chills.
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respiratory syncytial virus

[′res·prə‚tȯr·ē sin′sish·əl ′vī·rəs]
(virology)
An enveloped, single-stranded RNA animal virus belonging to the Paramyxoviridae genus Pneumovirus ; associated with a large proportion of respiratory illnesses in very young children, particularly bronchiolitis and pneumonia.
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Genetic analysis of attachment glycoprotein (G) gene in new genotype ON1 of human respiratory syncytial virus detected in Japan.
Positive selection results in frequent reversible amino acid replacements in the G protein gene of human respiratory syncytial virus.
Molecular evolution and circulation patterns of human respiratory syncytial virus subgroup A: positively selected sites in the attachment G glycoprotein.
Molecular characterization of human respiratory syncytial virus, 2010-2011: identification of genotype ON1 and a new subgroup B genotype in Thailand.
The fusion glycoproteins of human respiratory syncytial virus of subgroups A and B: sequence conservation provides a structural basis for antigenic relatedness.
The ectodomains but not the transmembrane domains of the fusion proteins of subtypes A and B avian pneumovirus are conserved to a similar extent as those of human respiratory syncytial virus.
Frame shift mutations as a novel mechanism for the generation of neutralization resistant mutants of human respiratory syncytial virus.
Protective activity of a human respiratory syncytial virus immune globulin prepared from donors screened by microneutralization assay.
Molecular characterization of a nosocomial outbreak of human respiratory syncytial virus on an adult leukemia/lymphoma ward.

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