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Latent

dormant. A state that some cancer cells might assume. (Opp: growing or active). Potentially existing but not presently evident or realized; a latent fingerprint; latent talent.Not presently active; latent infection; latent diabetes.Dormant, but with energy potential.


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Disease that target genes? Host affected or offspring only?

... The provirus is the genetic code for that virus. This is how a virus can turn a cell into a virus factory. However, some proviruses can remain latent, so an infected cell will pass on that provirus with the rest of its DNA when it divides. But even latent proviruses can harm cells by messing ...

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by wildfunguy
Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:21 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Disease that target genes? Host affected or offspring only?
Replies: 2
Views: 3768

Vaccine for HIV

... infection; there are almost no recovered AIDS patients. Most vaccines protect against disease, not against infection; HIV infection may remain latent for long periods before causing AIDS. Most effective vaccines are whole-killed or live-attenuated organisms; killed HIV-1 does not retain antigenicity ...

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by suzidoc8
Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:47 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Vaccine for HIV
Replies: 1
Views: 7620

I NEED HELP WITH THESE QUESTIONS?

... a. AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE CAUSED BY A PATHOGEN THAT IS COMMON IN WILD ANIMALS BUT SOMETIMES INFECTS HUMANS b. AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE THAT IS LATENT DISEASE c. AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE THAT OCCURS EXCLUSIVELY IN HUMAN AND ALWAYS RESULTS IN OBVIOUS SYMPTOMS d. A MILD INFECTIOUS DISEASE EFFECTING ...

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by chinee
Thu May 10, 2012 11:50 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: I NEED HELP WITH THESE QUESTIONS?
Replies: 1
Views: 1304

I need help with these questions?

... FOUND IN THE BODY AS DIMER MOLECULE? A. IGD B. IGE C. IGM D. IGA E. IGG WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING INFECTIOUS DISEASES WOULD BE BEST CLASSIFIED AS A LATENT INFECTION? A. H1N1 INFLUENZA B. RUBELLA C. PERTUSSIS D. VARICELLA-ZOSTER E. RUBEOLA WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING INFECTIOUS DISEASES WOULE BE THE BEST ...

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by chinee
Thu May 10, 2012 11:36 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: I need help with these questions?
Replies: 2
Views: 1688

Question about viruses (particularly hiv)

... a living cell, a virus is an inactive particle, but within an appropriate host cell it becomes active. Some animal viruses, for instance, produce latent infections, in which the virus persists in a quiet state, becoming periodically active in acute episodes, as in the case of the herpes simplex ...

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by Falko
Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:35 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Question about viruses (particularly hiv)
Replies: 25
Views: 51387
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