Definition of adenovirus in English:

adenovirus

Line breaks: adeno|virus
Pronunciation: /ˈadɪnəʊˌvʌɪrəs
 
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noun

Medicine
  • Any of a group of DNA viruses first discovered in adenoid tissue, most of which cause respiratory diseases.
    More example sentences
    • Retroviruses, adenoviruses, and lentiviruses have all been used as vehicles for RNA interference constructs.
    • These are usually self-limited syndromes caused by a variety of viruses: rhinovirus, adenovirus, echovirus, coxsackievirus, influenza, and parainfluenza viruses.
    • Symptoms of influenza-like illness can be caused by multiple respiratory viruses, including respiratory syncytial virus, parainfluenza virus, adenovirus, rhinovirus, and coronavirus.

Derivatives

adenoviral

adjective
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  • Unlike the retrovirus, adenoviral DNA functions in an extrachromosomal manner.
  • For example, problems include a low transduction of tumour cells because of their low expression of the Coxsackie adenovirus receptor required for adenoviral entry.
  • These problems do not occur with adenoviral vectors, but expression persists for only a short time, thus requiring repeated administration, leading to immune reactions.

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