Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See slow virus.

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  • n. Any of a group of viruses, of the genus Lentivirus, that have a long incubation period

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin Lentivīrus, genus name : Latin lentus, slow + virus.

Examples

  • By 1984, Barré-Sinoussi and Montagnier had obtained several isolates of the novel human retrovirus, which they identified as a lentivirus, from sexually infected individuals, haemophiliacs, mother to infant transmissions and transfused patients.

    YubaNet.com

  • As if a lentivirus from a genetically modified cocoa plant is going to implant a promoter in out cells that will lead to cancer.

    A Genetic Quest for Better Chocolate - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

  • By discovering its shape, and how it behaved biochemically in the human immune system, they showed that this retrovirus (a retrovirus invades and fuses with DNA of host cells and replicates as part of that cell) was the first known human lentivirus, that is a virus with a long incubation period.

    Medlogs - Recent stories

  • Adenovirus and a number of retroviruses, such as lentivirus and murine stem cell virus are commonly used viral-delivery systems.

    GEN News Highlights

  • Bronson's present production is an amalgam of shamanistic enterprise, healing sculpture, imagery, and spiritual-erotic massage-performance art that has been unofficially branded as the gay male recourse to living with the detonator of HIV still ticking in the mind despite the apparent if dubious constraint of the lentivirus in the absence of a certain cure.

    G. Roger Denson: MoMA and AA Bronson Present "Queer Cinema: Today and Yesterday"

  • It's, indeed, it's 25 years after the publication of those two papers in which you describe the first lentivirus found in humans.

    Françoise Barré-Sinoussi - Interview

  • They characterized this retrovirus as the first known human lentivirus based on its morphological, biochemical and immunological properties.

    The 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine - Press Release

  • The scientists first placed a working version of the relevant gene inside a stripped-down lentivirus, believed to be a safer and more effective vector for transporting the thalassemia-related gene.

    Gene Therapy Prevails in Case of Deadly Blood Disorder

  • Human immunodeficiency virus is a retrovirus of the lentivirus group.

    The 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine - Illustrated Presentation

  • The technique knocks in four genes using a lentivirus vector using (as far as I can tell) artificial promoters, and one of the genes (c-myc) is a doozy of a cancer gene.

    Balloon Juice » 2007 » December

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