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adenovirus

uh de nuh vahy ruhs

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

  • 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.
  • The good news is that they need the genes to churn out their proteins for a only brief period of time, so using less virulent viruses, such as the adenovirus (responsible for the .
  • Out of 93 gene-therapy trials using adenovirus, it was recently revealed, there were 691 instances of adverse effects.
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  • 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.
    July 2, 2013 - Science Daily

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