Yatapoxvirus

Yatapoxvirus

/Yat·a·pox·vi·rus/ (yat´ah-poks-vi″rus) a genus of viruses of the subfamily Chordopoxvirinae (family Poxviridae) comprising tanapox virus and Yaba monkey tumor virus.

Yatapoxvirus

a genus in the family Poxviridae that contains two viruses of African animals, yabapoxvirus and tanapoxvirus.
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Viron recently received a Notice of Allowance from the US patent office for a patent on VT-384, a protein derived from the Yatapoxvirus that targets IL-18, a cytokine expressed at sites of chronic inflammation.
The eight Chordopoxvirinae genera include Orthopoxvirus, Parapoxvirus, Yatapoxvirus, Molluscipoxvirus, Avipoxvirus, Capripoxvirus, Leporipoxvirus, and Suipoxvirus.