Medical Definition of Avian erythroblastosis virus

1. Group of C type RNA tumour viruses (Oncovirinae) that cause various leukaemias and other tumours in birds. The acute leukaemia viruses, that are replication defective and require helper viruses, include avian erythroblastosis (AEV), myeloblastosis (AMV) and myelo cytomatosis viruses. AEV carries two transforming genes, v erbA and v erbB, the cellular homologue of the latter is the structural gene for the epidermal growth factor receptor. AMV carries v myb and causes a myeloid leukaemia, avian myelocytomatosis virus carries v myc. The avian lymphatic leukaemia viruses (ALV) are also Retroviridae but are replication competent and induce neoplasia only after several months, they often occur in conjunction with replication defective leukaemia viruses. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (22 Feb 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Avian Erythroblastosis Virus

avian achondroplasia
avian adenovirus type 1 proteinase
avian diphtheria
avian encephalomyelitis virus
avian erythroblastosis
avian erythroblastosis virus (current term)
avian flu
avian herpesvirus 1
avian herpesvirus 2
avian infectious encephalomyelitis
avian infectious laryngotracheitis virus
avian influenza
avian influenza virus
avian leukaemia-sarcoma complex
avian leukaemia virus
avian leukosis
avian leukosis-sarcoma virus
avian lymphomatosis virus
avian malaria
avian monocytosis

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