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  • noun Any virus of the genus Alphavirus.

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  • noun an arbovirus of the family Togaviridae that can cause a variety of encephalitis in horses

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Examples

  • The proteins then assembled themselves into harmless balls that resembled particles of Sindhis virus - a relative of chikungunya and a fellow member of the alphavirus genus, which also includes a number of insect-borne viruses capable of causing dangerous encephalitis in humans.

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  • The proteins then assembled themselves into harmless balls that resembled particles of Sindbis virus - a relative of chikungunya and a fellow member of the alphavirus genus, which also includes a number of insect-borne viruses capable of causing dangerous encephalitis in humans.

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  • It is presently unclear how persistent alphavirus infections are maintained in the vector host, after (−) strand synthesis terminates in the infected cells.

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  • Thus, SYBR® Green may not represent an ideal chemistry for detecting and measuring levels of alphavirus (−) strand RNA in infected cells, particularly later in infection when (−) strand RNA is less abundant.

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  • These assays will be useful in studies to determine how persistent alphavirus infections are maintained in the vector host, and in the detection and quantification of replicating virus from clinical specimens and potential reservoir hosts.

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  • Because in alphavirus-infected cells (−) strand RNA synthesis ceases early in infection, concentrations of (−) strand RNA are likely to diminish with time

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  • Her research interests lie in sindbis virus, an alphavirus that causes neuronal death in mice and serves as a model for human neurologic disease.

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  • Kim KH, Rumenapf T, Strauss EG, Strauss JH (2004) Regulation of Semliki Forest virus RNA replication: a model for the control of alphavirus pathogenesis in invertebrate hosts.

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  • Chikungunya is viral fever caused by an alphavirus.

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  • Chikungunya virus is an alphavirus closely related to the O'nyong'nyong virus, [15] the Ross River virus in Australia, and the viruses that cause eastern equine encephalitis and western equine encephalitis

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