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retrovirus
schematic of a retrovirus

ret·ro·vi·rus

 (rĕt′rō-vī′rəs, rĕt′rə-vī′-)
n. pl. ret·ro·vi·rus·es
Any of a family of viruses, many of which produce tumors, that contain RNA and reverse transcriptase, including HIV.

ret′ro·vi′ral adj.
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retroviral

[ˌrɛtrəʊˈvaɪərəl] adj [infection, treatment] → rétroviral(e)
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retroviral

adj retroviral
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A retroviral expression system was used in packaging cells to achieve high titers of recombinant virus particles.
The director said that the PACP was taking all out measures for treatment of patients and ample quantity of anti retroviral medicines was available for patients at all PACP centers.
Conditional knockout of Uhrf1, in a region of the forebrain, led to the activation of endogenous retroviral elements (ERV) in the genome, which are otherwise silenced by methylation.
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Recent advances in human retroviruses, principles of replication and pathogenesis; advances in retroviral research.
Here we report the efficacy of combined therapy of retroviral HSVtk/ GCV and naked IL-2 DNA injection in a HNSCC xenograft mouse model.
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Scientists have discovered a potential retroviral link to chronic fatigue syndrome, known as CFS, a debilitating disease that affects millions of people in the United States.
For initial cell culture testing, Tat5910 and its non-catalytic control Tat5910[DELTA], were subcloned into the retroviral vector pSuper.Retro.Neo+GFP (pSRNG).
The most commonly used rapid HIV test often results in a false-negative during the earliest and most contagious stages of HIV infection, known as acute retroviral syndrome, or ARS, according to a pediatric infectious-disease specialist at Johns Hopkins Children's Center.