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Latent virus

(Science: virology) virus integrated within host genome but inactive: may be reactivated by stress such as ultraviolet irradiation.


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Disease that target genes? Host affected or offspring only?

Viruses insert proviruses into cells. 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. ...

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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?
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Vaccine for HIV

... against disease, not against infection; HIV infection may remain latent for long periods before causing AIDS. Most effective vaccines are ... killed HIV-1 does not retain antigenicity and the use of a live retrovirus vaccine raises safety issues. Most vaccines protect against infections ...

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by suzidoc8
Mon Jul 23, 2012 2:47 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Vaccine for HIV
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Views: 7860

Question about viruses (particularly hiv)

No doubt, outside of 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 ...

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by Falko
Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:35 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Question about viruses (particularly hiv)
Replies: 25
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Re: Active/Inactive status of HVS1 or HVS2

... behind this. In someone else's post, you said that in order for a virus to go inactive, there must be permanent changes to the proteins, lipid ... so long as there is viral genetic material present in the sample. Latent viral DNA can be found with a PCR test if cells with the infected ...

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by biohazard
Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:40 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Active/Inactive status of HVS1 or HVS2
Replies: 4
Views: 21648

Re: Active/Inactive status of HVS1 or HVS2

... for Lyme's. lolol. In someone else's post, you said that in order for a virus to go inactive, there must be permanent changes to the proteins, lipid ... exposure and antibodies, not to whether the virus is still there, in a latent state. Is it really true that shedding exhibits physical symptoms??? ...

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by pheonix
Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:08 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Active/Inactive status of HVS1 or HVS2
Replies: 4
Views: 21648
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