tumor virus


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Noun1.tumor virus - a cell-free filtrate held to be a virus responsible for a specific neoplasm
virus - (virology) ultramicroscopic infectious agent that replicates itself only within cells of living hosts; many are pathogenic; a piece of nucleic acid (DNA or RNA) wrapped in a thin coat of protein
wound tumor virus, WTV - a tumor virus transmitted by leafhoppers
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tu·mor vi·rus

n. virus tumoroso, capaz de producir cáncer.
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Human tumor virus oncoproteins can also disrupt pathways that are necessary for the maintenance of the integrity of host cellular genome.
The mouse mammary tumor virus particles in the heated tumor cells were deformed and turned into amorphous masses.
The mouse version, known as mouse mammary tumor virus, or MMTV, is passed from mother to offspring through breast milk.
5, 25, 250, or 2,500 [micro]g BPA/L drinking water) during adulthood on mammary carcinogenesis by using a transgenic mouse model that spontaneously develops tumors through overexpression of wildtype erbB2 [mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV)-erbB2].
SAN ANTONIO -- Mounting evidence suggests much breast cancer is caused by infection with human mammary tumor virus, Dr.
In the same year, we published a study in which we demonstrated that approximately one-third of women with breast cancer have mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV)-like envelope (ENV) gene sequences in the DNA of their breast cancer, but not in nonmalignant tissues.

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