Definitions

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

  • n. Any of a group of viruses that contain double-stranded RNA and are associated with various diseases in animals, including human respiratory and gastrointestinal infections.

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  • n. Any of a group of RNA viruses, of the family Reoviridae, that infect animals and some plants

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of a group of non-arboviruses including the rotavirus causing infant enteritis

Etymologies

r(espiratory) + e(nteric) + o(rphan) + virus.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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  • Researchers in Canada have detected a novel oncolytic viral therapy against prostate cancer with use of a virus called the reovirus, according to study results published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

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  • The company was founded on the trail to making the remarkable cancer treatment that involves infecting patients with a harmless virus called a reovirus (Respiratory [...]

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  • The respiratory, enteric, orphan virus (commonly known as reovirus) is a non-attenuated, environmental virus that has shown oncolytic potential against many types of cancer, specifically lymphoid, ovarian, breast, pancreatic and high grade glioma cancer, according to the study.

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  • "The reovirus is a very common, ubiquitous virus that most people are exposed to.

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  • Reolysin, an experimental treatment derived from a reovirus that replicates so prolifically in a cancer cell it causes the cell to burst, directly kills many types of cancer cells but leaves normal cells unharmed and works synergistically with other cancer therapies.

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  • REOLYSIN is a proprietary formulation of the human reovirus that acts primarily as a direct cytotoxic agent.

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  • Oncolytics is a Calgary-based biotechnology company focused on the development of oncolytic viruses as potential cancer therapeutics. Oncolytics 'clinical program includes a variety of human trials including a Phase III trial in head and neck cancers using REOLYSIN, its proprietary formulation of the human reovirus.

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  • But the reovirus can replicate only in cancer cells with mutations along a signaling pathway in the cell called the Ras pathway, while leaving normal cells unharmed.

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  • The reovirus (Respiratory Enteric Orphan virus) is the main target of investigation here.

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