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n. pl. myx·o·vi·rus·es
A paramyxovirus or orthomyxovirus.
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(Pathology) any of a group of viruses that cause influenza, mumps, and certain other diseases
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(ˌɔr θəˈmɪk səˌvaɪ rəs, -ˌmɪk səˈvaɪ-)
n., pl. -rus•es.
any of several RNA-containing viruses, family Orthomyxoviridae, that are spherical or oval and have an envelope: includes viruses that cause influenza. Also called myxovirus.
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Noun1.myxovirus - any of a group of RNA viruses including those that cause influenza and mumps
animal virus - an animal pathogen that is a virus
orthomyxovirus - a group of viruses including those causing influenza
paramyxovirus - a group of viruses including those causing mumps and measles
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Diagnosis of viral infections using myxovirus resistance protein A (MxA).
Abbreviations ALT: Alanine aminotransferase CHB: Chronic hepatitis B HBeAg: HBV e-Ag HBsAg: HBV surface Ag HBV: Hepatitis B virus MxA: Myxovirus resistance protein OAS: 2,5-Oligoadenylate synthetase PKR: Protein kinase R qRT-PCR: Quantitative RT-PCR SART1: Squamous cell carcinoma antigen recognized by T cells si-IFNAR: siRNA against interferon-[alpha] receptor si-SART1: siRNA against SART1 siRNA: Small interfering RNA.
Among the hundreds of ISGs induced by IFNLs and type I IFNs are ISG15, myxovirus (influenza virus) resistance 1 (MX1), 2,-5,-oligoadenylate synthetase 1-3 (OAS-1-3), and protein kinase R (PKR).