adenovirus adenovirus  /ə ˈdɛ nə ˌvaɪ rəs/


  • (n) any of a group of viruses including those that in humans cause upper respiratory infections or infectious pinkeye


  1. What makes the adenovirus ideal for the task is precisely the reason colds make us so miserable once inside a host, the cold virus infects cells and starts to replicate quickly.
  2. Out of 93 gene-therapy trials using adenovirus, it was recently revealed, there were 691 instances of adverse effects.
  3. The virus, called adenovirus Type 4, causes a severe, grippe-like illness, and sometimes viral pneumonia, especially among raw recruits in military camps.


  • Scientists identify promising antiviral compounds

    Scientists have identified two promising candidates for the development of drugs against human adenovirus, a cause of ailments ranging from colds to gastrointestinal disorders to pink eye. The researchers sifted through thousands of compounds to determine which might block the effects of a key viral enzyme they had previously studied in atomic-level detail.
    on July 3, 2013     Source: Science Daily

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