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(Medicine) med a type of tumour caused by a virus


(ˌpɒl iˈoʊ məˌvaɪ rəs)

n., pl. -rus•es.
any of several small DNA-containing viruses of the family Papovaviridae, capable of producing a variety of tumors in mice, hamsters, rabbits, and rats.
[1955–60; poly- + -oma + virus]
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Noun1.polyoma - a virus the can initiate various kinds of tumors in mice
papovavirus - any of a group of animal viruses associated with or causing papillomas or polyomas
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Astrocytes give rise to oligodendrogliomas and astrocytomas after genetransfer of polyoma virus middle Tantigen in vivo.
The most commonly used method for the detection of ANA is indirect immunofluorescence (IIF) using Human Epithelial Polyoma type-2 (Hep-2) cells (4,5) and this has been the screening test of choice for ANA for many years (5).
To study the role of cancer stem cells in aggregates, we have isolated clusters and cells from transgenic mice that express Polyoma virus middle-T antigen (MMTV-PyMT) which causes aggressive breast tumors.
Polyoma virus JC DNA detection by polymerase chain reaction in CSF of HIV infected patients with suspected progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy.
The simian virus 40 (SV40), for example, is a polyoma virus found in the monkey kidneys used to make polio and smallpox vaccines.
Polyoma virus-induced hemorrhagic cystitis in renal transplantation patient with polyoma virus nephropathy.
Protease-activated receptor (PAR) 2, but not PAR1, signaling promotes the development of mammary adenocarcinoma in polyoma middleTmice.
Family Virus Virus-cell interaction Herpesviruses Epstein-Barr Episomal, rarely virus, EBV integrated in transformed cells Kaposi sarcoma Episomal, rarely herpes virus, integrated in transformed KSHV cells John Cunningham Episomal, rarely Virus, JCV integrated in transformed nonpermissive cells Polyoma viruses Virus of B.
Treatment of renal allograft polyoma BK virus infection with leflunomide.
Studies focusing on Interferon-gamma induced protein 10 (IP-10), a reduced dimension chemokine synthesized by monocytes, endothelial cells and fibroblasts in response to IFN-gamma [14] revealed that the urinary levels of IP-10 are high during episodes of AR and polyoma BK virus infection, but are not elevated in calcineurin inhibitors toxicity and stable patients [15].
5'-structures of virus mRNAs Viruses Genome Transcription Mammals/Birds (RNA type) Reo dsRNA([+ or -]) cytoplasm Rous sarcoma ssRNA(+) nucleus Avian sarcoma ssRNA(+) nucleus Moloney murine leukemia ssRNA(+) nucleus Feline leukemia ssRNA(+) nucleus Sindbis ssRNA(+) cytoplasm Calci ssRNA(+) cytoplasm Dengue ssRNA(+) cytoplasm VSV ssRNA(-) cytoplasm Influenza ssRNA(-) nucleus Newcastle disease ssRNA(-) nucleus Polio ssRNA(+) cytoplasm EMC ssRNA(+) cytoplasm Mammals (DNA type) Vaccinia DNA cytoplasm Adeno DNA nucleus Simian virus 40 DNA nucleus Herpes simplex type 1 DNA nucleus Polyoma DNA nucleus Viruses 5' Structures Genome 5' end Mammals/Birds (RNA type) Reo [m.