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Defective virus

Defective virus

(Science: virology) a virus genetically deficient in replication, but that may nevertheless be replicated when it co-infects a host cell in the presence of a wild type helper virus.

most acute transforming retroviruses are defective, since their acquisition of oncogenes seems to be accompanied by deletion of essential viral genetic information.


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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 ... 1992). Despite producing distinct kinds of hybrid RNAs, as well as defective interfering (DI) RNAs (Lazzarini et al., 1981), the different types ...

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by anakovacevic
Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:28 pm
 
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The concept of using a virus like you propose works in princible, but is much more complicated in practice. ... answer your question. Now, to actually help answer the question; the location of a defective gene in a genome can be completely useless information, or it can be of utmost ...

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by sableg
Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:33 pm
 
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Topic: Location of defective gene assisting in future treatments
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Location of defective gene assisting in future treatments

The concept of using a virus like you propose works in princible, but is much more complicated in practice. ... answer your question. Now, to actually help answer the question; the location of a defective gene in a genome can be completely useless information, or it can be of utmost ...

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by Eous
Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:38 am
 
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Topic: Location of defective gene assisting in future treatments
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Location of defective gene assisting in future treatments

So the exact question is "How can knowing the location of a defective gene assist in developing future products or treatments for that ... on gene therapy and I'm thinking I should base my answer around using viruses to insert genes into cells that are needed. I understand that this ...

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by sableg
Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:52 pm
 
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Problems with Evolution !

... an example - note last sentence of abstract Zidovudine (AZT) reduces virus titer, retards immune dysfunction, and prolongs survival in the LP-BM5 ... virus which causes focus formation in cultured mink cells, and a defective virus, which is actually responsible for the immune suppression. ...

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by JorgeLobo
Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:16 am
 
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Topic: Problems with Evolution !
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