Definitions

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  • adj. Describing a virus growing in tissue of an organism other than its normal host

Etymologies

xeno- + -tropic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • This study investigated whether a retrovirus called xenotropic murine leukaemia virus-related virus (XMRV) might be involved.

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  • The virus is known as xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus, or XMRV.

    Chronic fatigue patients barred from blood donation

  • The virus is known as xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus or XMRV.

    Red Cross bars chronic fatigue patients from donating blood

  • In 2009, a team of scientists in Nevada reported finding evidence of a virus known as the xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus XMRV in the blood of patients with the disorder.

    The Seattle Times

  • EARLIER this month, a study published in the journal Science answered a question that medical scientists had been asking since 2006, when they learned of a novel virus found in prostate tumors called xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus, or XMRV: Was it a human infection?

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  • Extrapolating from those numbers, public-health officials estimated that up to 10 million people in the U.S. and hundreds of millions of people globally could be infected with XMRV, or xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus.

    Potential Risk to Blood Supply Probed

  • Scientists at the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health, including NIH infectious-disease specialist Harvey Alter, recently finished research that came to a conclusion similar to that of the Science paper that XMRV, or xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus, is found in the blood of chronic-fatigue syndrome patients.

    Chronic-Fatigue Link to Virus Disputed

  • Researchers from the three institutions developed tests that identify antibodies to three key proteins of XMRV, or xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus.

    Seeking New Blood-Supply Test

  • Its closest relative is, in fact, from mice, and so we would call this a xenotropic retrovirus, because it's infecting a species other than mice.

    Joe DeRisi solves medical mysteries

  • If further investigation proves that the retrovirus xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV) causes prostate cancer or CFS, these HIV drugs may be an effective treatment for the two conditions.

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