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poxvirus

[′päks‚vī·rəs]
(virology)
A deoxyribonucleic acid-containing animal virus group including the viruses of smallpox, molluscum contagiosum, and various animal pox and fibromas.
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Genetically engineered poxviruses for recombinant gene expression, vaccination, and safety.
The human zoonotic infections caused by poxviruses are relatively rare.
Poxviruses are the largest animal viruses and can be visualized via light microscopy.
In addition to HDP-CDV, as many as 27 other drugs show promise against poxviruses in early lab tests, says virologist Earl R.
Special thanks are given to Dagmar Viertel, Zoltan Mezoe, Doris Krumnow, and Anja Ostrowski and the technicians of the German Consultant Lab for Poxviruses (RKI) for their excellent technical assistance, as well as to Ursula Erikli for copyediting.
Because of this common poxvirus morphology, it is difficult to discernbetween genera of poxviruses when using techniques like histopathology and EM.
Poxviruses, such as smallpox, vaccinia virus and the Monkeypox virus, invade host cells and replicate, causing disease.
While McFadden believes that HIV and poxviruses infect immune cells in different ways, the AIDS virus also depends upon chemokine receptors, primarily one called CCR5 (SN: 6/22/96, p.
Under the expanded agreement, the Institute will use the company's XenoMouse technology to make fully human monoclonal antibodies that will be tested for their ability to provide protection against viral infections attributed to poxviruses.
Phylogenetic analyses of the Avipoxvirus genus are usually conducted with the segments of the genes encoding the 4b core-like protein (P4b) and the DNA polymerase, which are both highly conserved among poxviruses (2,3).
Electron microscopy confirmed the presence of poxvirus in inclusions in the first case, and genetic analysis of DNA extracted from both cases found an identical viral genome that differs from all other known poxviruses.
The new molecule can block the action of numerous virus including HIV-1, influenza A, filoviruses, poxviruses, arenaviruses, bunyaviruses, paramyxoviruses and flaviviruses.