Astrovirus


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As·tro·vi·rus

(as'trō-vī'rŭs),
A small RNA virus and the only genus in the family Astroviridae; associated with diarrhea and detected in the feces of numerous animals.

Astrovirus

/As·tro·vi·rus/ (as´tro-vi″rus) an unofficial name for a group of RNA viruses with a single-stranded genome about the same size as that of the picornaviruses; they cause gastroenteritis in humans and other animals and hepatitis in ducklings.

astrovirus

/as·tro·vi·rus/ (as´tro-vi″rus) any virus belonging to the group Astrovirus.

As·tro·vi·rus

(as'trō-vī'rŭs)
A small RNA virus and the only genus in the family Astroviridae; it is associated with diarrhea and is detected in the feces of numerous animals.

astrovirus

A virus that causes diarrhoea in children and may be present in large numbers in the stools of adults without causing ill effects. Most adults have antibodies to the virus.

Astrovirus

a genus in the family Astroviridae; small, nonenveloped, single-stranded RNA virus associated with enteric infections in several species including cattle, sheep and dogs. In negatively stained electron micrographs virions have a characterisitic starlike staining pattern that gives the name to the genus.
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The gastrointestinal viruses were norovirus genogroup G1 and G2, astrovirus, and rotavirus.
This proposal will reveal novel insights into a key stage in norovirus replication and provide the first detailed analysis of the VPg-dependent mechanism of astrovirus translation.
Viral pathogens isolated from the feces of patients with gastrointestinal infections are mostly RNA viruses including rotavirus, enteroviruses, astrovirus, calicivirus, hepatatis E virus, coronavirus and torovirus, and certain serotypes of the enteric adenovirus (Zhang et al.
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In earlier research, the authors showed that the introduction of the harmless protein shell that encases the astrovirus, which causes pediatric diarrhea, shuts down two of the three methods used by the complement system to destroy damaged cells, but doesn't interfere with the part of complement reaction that can offer protection from invading pathogens.
Prevalence of rotavirus, adenovirus and astrovirus infection in young children with gastroenteritis in Gabarone, Botswana.
Comparative epidemiology of rotavirus, subgenus F (types 40 and 41) adenovirus, and astrovirus gastroenteritis in children.
Stephen Michielsen, associate professor in the school's College of Textiles, the nano-coating inactivates most viruses (influenza, RSV, astrovirus, vaccinia) and kills bacteria (including Staph, MRSA) when exposed to visible light.
Known causes of diarrhea were Clostridium difficile (six subjects), Campylobacter species (five), rotavirus (five), small rounded structured virus (nine), adenovirus (five), astrovirus (two), and giardiasis (three).
They did not find an association between the presence of any pathogen and diarrhea for 15 pathogens studied (rotavirus, adenovirus, astrovirus, norovirus, sapovirus, Cryptosporidium spp.
Common avian viruses such as astrovirus, reovirus, and rotavirus were confirmed.