Definition of polyoma virus in English:

polyoma virus

Syllabification: pol·y·o·ma vi·rus
Pronunciation: /ˌpälēˈōmə ˌvīrəs
 
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noun

Medicine
  • Any of a group of DNA viruses that are usually endemic in their host species without causing disease but that can cause tumors when injected into other species.
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    • PP2A appears to be a common viral target since other viruses such as simian virus 40, polyoma virus, human T lymphotrophic retrovirus and adenovirus affect the enzymatic activity of at least a subset of PP2A proteins.
    • Mammary tumors were created in the mice in response to the polyoma virus middle T antigen, a well-studied oncogene product.
    • Lazutka found a significant correlation between elevated titers of human polyoma virus JC and BK and the occurrence of rogue cells.

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