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ad·e·no·vi·rus

 (ăd′n-ō-vī′rəs)
n.
Any of a group of DNA-containing viruses that cause conjunctivitis and upper respiratory tract infections in humans.

[adeno(id) + virus (from its having first been found in adenoid tissue).]

ad′e·no·vi′ral adj.

adenovirus

(ˌædɪnəʊˈvaɪrəs)
n
(Medicine) any of a group of viruses that can cause upper respiratory diseases in man. Compare enterovirus, myxovirus

ad•e•no•vi•rus

(ˌæd n oʊˈvaɪ rəs)

n., pl. -rus•es.
any of a group of DNA-containing viruses that cause eye and respiratory diseases.
[1955–60]
ad`e•no•vi′ral, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adenovirus - any of a group of viruses including those that in humans cause upper respiratory infections or infectious pinkeyeadenovirus - any of a group of viruses including those that in humans cause upper respiratory infections or infectious pinkeye
parainfluenza virus - a virus that causes upper respiratory infection (including the common cold and bronchiolitis); most often in children
animal virus - an animal pathogen that is a virus
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Adenoviruses have been widely developed as a vector for transgene delivery and protein expression.
It can cause a pertussislike syndrome with prolonged cough, and enteric adenoviruses, especially types 40 and 41, cause gastroenteritis that mimics norovirus or rotavirus infection.
Previous studies have demonstrated that adenoviruses can persist on environmental surfaces for several weeks (9).
"Adenoviruses are common causes of colds, but there are strains that can cause more serious illness.
Sequence alignment and phylogenetic analysis based on direct sequencing of hypervariable region of hexon gene grouped these sequences into two distinct groups, three FAdV isolates were clustered together belonging to fowl adenoviruses C species and serotype FAdV-4.
Adenoviruses rarely result in serious illness but can be fatal to those with compromised immune systems.
Molecular characterization of adenoviruses among Finnish military conscripts.
Adenoviruses are nonenveloped viruses whose structure consists of an icosahedral capsid with homotrimeric core and linear nonsegmented double-stranded DNA genome.
Human adenoviruses (HAdVs) are important agents that cause serious infections in children and immunocompromised patients.
Since green fluorescence was detected under fluorescent microscope [Figure 1], recombinant adenoviruses containing GFP were successfully expressed in ependymal and adjacent cells of Ad and AdHIF-1 agroups at 24 h postinjection.
Editors Ng and Brunetti-Pierri present readers with a collection of professional and academic research perspectives on contemporary and emerging therapies that involve the use of the double-stranded DNA viruses known as adenoviruses. The eight selections that make up the main body of the text are devoted to adenovirus biology and development as a gene delivery vector, innate and adaptive immune responses to adenovirus, helper-dependent adenoviral vectors for cell and gene therapy, and a wide variety of other related subjects.

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