Junin virus


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Related to Junin virus: Lassa virus, Machupo virus
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Noun1.Junin virus - the RNA virus that causes Argentine hemorrhagic fever; carried by rats and mice
arenavirus - animal viruses belonging to the family Arenaviridae
Arenaviridae - a family of arborviruses carried by arthropods
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94 [micro]g/mL for Junin virus, Pichinde virus (PICV) and Tacaribe virus.
Acosta EG, Bruttomesso AC, Bisceglia JA, Wachsman MB, Galagovsky LR, Castilla V (2008) Dehydroepiandrosterone, epiandrosterone and synthetic derivatives inhibit Junin virus replication in vitro.
Tacaribe serocomplex viruses (family Arenaviridae, genus Arenavirus) comprise Bear Canyon virus, Tamiami virus, and Whitewater Arroyo virus in the United States; Tacaribe virus (TCRV) on Trinidad; Chapare virus (CHPV) and Machupo virus (MACV) in Bolivia; Guanarito virus (GTOV) in Venezuela; Junin virus (JUNV) in Argentina; Sabia virus (SABV) in Brazil; and 9 other species (1).
In the study by Matanic and Castilla (2004), the in vitro antiviral activity of antimicrobial cationic peptides cecropin A, melittin, magainin I and II, and indolicidin against the arenavirus Junin virus (JV), and herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and 2 (HSV-2) was evaluated.
In 1958 Junin virus was shown to cause Argentine hemorrhagic fever, a disease found in the pampas in Argentina.