Medical Definition of Virus latency

1. The ability of a pathogenic virus to lie dormant within a cell (latent infection). In eukaryotes, subsequent activation and viral replication is thought to be caused by extracellular stimulation of cellular transcription factors. Latency in bacteriophage is maintained by the expression of virally encoded repressors. (12 Dec 1998)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Virus Latency

virus A hepatitis
virus B hepatitis
virus C hepatitis
virus III of rabbits
virus X disease
virus activating protease
virus activation
virus blockade
virus diseases
virus hepatitis
virus hepatitis of ducks
virus infection
virus integration
virus keratoconjunctivitis
virus latency (current term)
virus pneumonia of pigs
virus replication
viruses
viruslike
virusoid
virusoids
virussy
vis-a-vis
vis-à-vis
vis a fronte
vis a tergo
vis comica

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