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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Even though there is no known oncogenic virus involvement in MM, there is an interesting therapy with the help of a herpesvirus, a DNA virus harboring the capacity to establish lifelong latent-recurrent infections.
It could be informative to analyze the current samples for tumor suppressor mutations, such as activating mutations in p53, which may suggest the involvement of an oncogenic virus in carcinogenesis [4, 5].
Evaluation of these lesions showed that a large number of biopsy samples had lesions diagnosed with Group 1 oncogenic virus family related diseases (Table 2).