Rous sarcoma

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Rous sarcoma

A sarcoma produced in poultry by a retrovirus.

[After Francis Peyton Rous (1879-1970), American pathologist and Nobel laureate.]

Rous′ sarco`ma


a malignant tumor occurring in the connective tissue of poultry, caused by a retrovirus.
[after Francis PeytonRous(1879–1970), U.S. pathologist, who described it in 1910]
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There are available IN structural information on human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) (13-15), avian sarcoma virus (ASV) (16), prototype foamy virus (PFV) (17) and HIV-1 with orthologous genes close to Lentivirus and Alpharetrovirus (18-20).
The catalytic domain of Avian Sarcoma Virus (ASV) Integrase (PDB: 1VSD) (16) showed the highest homology score.
2004) reported that the tva gene coding for viral receptor on chromosome 28 determines the susceptibility of chicken cells to the subgroup A avian sarcoma and leukosis viruses (ASLV-A).