Epstein-Barr virus


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Ep·stein-Barr virus

 (ĕp′stīn-bär′)
n. Abbr. EBV
A herpesvirus that is the causative agent of infectious mononucleosis. It is also associated with various types of human cancers.

[After Michael A. Epstein and Y.M. Barr, 20th-century British virologists.]
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Epstein-Barr virus

(ˈɛpstaɪn ˈbɑː)
n
(Pathology) a virus belonging to the herpes family that causes infectious mononucleosis; it is also implicated in the development of Burkitt's lymphoma and Hodgkin's disease. Abbreviation: EBV
[C20: named after Sir M. A. Epstein (born 1921), and Yvonne M. Barr (born 1932), British pathologists who discovered the virus]
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Ep′stein-Barr′ vi`rus

(ˈɛp staɪn ˈbɑr)
n.
a type of herpesvirus that causes infectious mononucleosis. Abbr.: EBV
[1965–70; after M. A. Epstein (b. 1921), British pathologist, and Y. M. Barr (b. 1932), British virologist, who isolated the virus in 1964]
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Noun1.Epstein-Barr virus - the herpes virus that causes infectious mononucleosis; associated with specific cancers in Africa and China
herpes virus - any of the animal viruses that cause painful blisters on the skin
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Ep·stein-Barr vi·rus

n. virus de Epstein-Barr, virus del herpes que causa mononucleosis.
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Li et al., "Expression of the Epstein-Barr virus BHRF1 gene, a homologue of Bcl-2, in nasopharyngeal carcinoma tissue," Journal of Medical Virology, vol.
Iwasaki et al., "Epstein-Barr virus-associated gastric carcinoma and Epstein-Barr virus infection of the stomach," Laboratory Investigation, vol.
This review is focused upon current peer-reviewed literature regarding the genetics and molecular biology of recently discovered noncoding RNAs encoded by Epstein-Barr virus BARF (BamHI A right frame) termed BART (BamHI A right transcripts) which are suggested as a paradigm for further studies of virus-host interaction.
Assy, "Case report: Severe cholestatic jaundice induced by Epstein-Barr virus infection in the elderly," Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol.
In approximately 50% of cases [10,11], Epstein-Barr virus plays an oncogenic role by inducing transformation and proliferation of B-lymphocytes, which continues unchecked when the EBV-specific cytotoxic T-cell response is impaired due to iatrogenic immunosuppression [12].
Among the most common latent viral infections are Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and Cytomegalovirus (CMV).
Sullivan, "Clinical manifestations and treatment of Epstein-Barr virus infection," UpToDate, 2016.
Global monovaccine (Epstein-Barr virus) market potential, by Application (Mononucleosis, Endemic Burkitt's lymphoma, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Gastric carcinomas, Multiple sclerosis, and Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma) and by Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) is estimated to be US$ 2.0 Bn, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
The Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) was discovered in 1964 and is the first human virus to be associated with cancers.
(6-9) Rarely, there can be recurrent or chronic infections lasting longer than 6 months, which is termed chronic active Epstein-Barr virus infection and is associated with a very poor prognosis.
Cavendish was also diagnosed with Epstein-Barr virus in April 2017.

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