SV40
(= simian virus 40)
A small DNA tumour virus, member of the Papovaviridae. Isolated from monkey cells, which were being used for the preparation of poliovirus vaccine, and originally named ‘vacuolating agent’ owing to a cytopathic effect observed in infected cells. Found to induce tumours in new-born hamsters. In culture, transforms the cells of many non- and semi-permissive species, including mouse and human. See also T-antigen.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • SV40 — (no periods), Simian Virus 40, a virus that causes cancer in monkeys, widely used in genetic and medical research: »SV40 carries its genetic blueprint on a single circular piece of DNA, the viral chromosome. So far five genes have been identified …   Useful english dictionary

  • SV40 — SV40. См. вирус обезьян 40. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • SV40 — SV40. = simian virus (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • SV40 — (ĕs vē fôrʹtē) n. A virus that causes cancers in monkeys and that is used widely in genetic and medical research.   [s(imian) v(irus) 40.] * * * …   Universalium

  • SV40 — Simian virus 40 Virus classification Group: Group I (dsDNA) Family: Polyomaviri …   Wikipedia

  • SV40 — Simianes Virus 40 Systematik Reich: Viren Baltimore K. (dsDNA Viren) I Ordnung: N/A Familie: Polyomaviridae Gattung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • SV40 — Virus simien 40 SV40 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • SV40 — Symbol for simian vacuolating virus No. 40. * * * simian vacuolating virus 40 * * * SV40 .es .vē fȯrt ē n SIMIAN VIRUS (40) * * * simian virus 40 …   Medical dictionary

  • SV40 — • simian vacuolating virus 40 …   Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations

  • SV40 — Simian virus 40. A virus that infects some types of monkeys. It may also infect humans, and was found in some polio vaccines tested in the early 1960s. Although the virus has been shown to cause cancer in laboratory animals, there is no evidence… …   English dictionary of cancer terms

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