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Attenuated virus

Attenuated virus

a weakened virus that is no longer virulent. Can be used to make a live virus vaccine.


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Vaccine for HIV

... before causing AIDS. Most effective vaccines are whole-killed or live-attenuated organisms; killed HIV-1 does not retain antigenicity and the use of a live retrovirus vaccine raises safety issues. Most vaccines protect against infections that are infrequently ...

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by suzidoc8
Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:47 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Vaccine for HIV
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Views: 7863

Question about viruses (particularly hiv)

... because there is no really a need to distinquish active and dormant viruses - after all, even a dormant virus is 'active' in such a way that ... essential parts and cannot cause infection. Maybe add a third term 'attenuated', which means a virus that is intact, but in wrong environment ...

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by biohazard
Tue Nov 02, 2010 12:36 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Question about viruses (particularly hiv)
Replies: 25
Views: 52259

Re: Question about viruses (particularly hiv)

... means, effectively, 'dead' what is the term that is used for when a virus is not in a host, just hanging out looking to mug one? Is it 'dormant'? Also, what does the term 'attenuated' mean in terms of vaccines? Does it mean inactive (dead) or simply a less ...

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by biohazard
Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:48 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Question about viruses (particularly hiv)
Replies: 25
Views: 52259

Re: Question about viruses (particularly hiv)

... means, effectively, 'dead' what is the term that is used for when a virus is not in a host, just hanging out looking to mug one? Is it 'dormant'? Also, what does the term 'attenuated' mean in terms of vaccines? Does it mean inactive (dead) or simply a less ...

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by Julie5
Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:24 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Question about viruses (particularly hiv)
Replies: 25
Views: 52259

Recombination in RNA viruses,Ruzic,Kovac

... Maria – Helena Ružić, Ana Kovačević Aspects of recombination in RNA viruses Introduction RNA viruses deserve their reputation as Nature's swiftest ... needs to be carefully considered whenever multivalent live-attenuated vaccines are used to control RNA viruses. Assumptions that recombination ...

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by anakovacevic
Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:28 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Recombination in RNA viruses,Ruzic,Kovac
Replies: 2
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