antiviral protein


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an·ti·vi·ral pro·tein (AVP),

a human or animal factor, induced by interferon in virus-infected cells, which mediates interferon inhibition of virus replication.

an·ti·vi·ral protein

(AVP) (an'tē-vī'răl prō'tēn)
A human or animal factor, induced by interferon in virus-infected cells, which mediates interferon inhibition of virus replication.
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The researchers injected eggs from ovaries left over after spaying procedures with viruses containing genes for a rhesus monkey version of the antiviral protein and a green fluorescent protein.
In the present study, intravaginal administration of increasing concentrations of PAP, a highly stable, potent and broad-spectrum antiviral protein, given to female [B.
Computationally designed, surface targeting, antiviral proteins might also have diagnostic and therapeutic potential in identifying and fighting viral infections.
They also noted that similar interaction sites are found on the same surface in other members of this antiviral protein family.
In the course of screening plants for antiviral proteins, we examined the inhibitory effects of a protein extract of sorghum against herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1).
The goal of the study was to determine if meditation might alter the activity of inflammatory and antiviral proteins that shape immune cell gene expression," said Lavretsky.
Interferons: These drugs -- including Betaseron, Avonex and Rebif -- are genetically engineered copies of antiviral proteins that occur naturally in the body.
Not all intracellular immunization depends on the production of antiviral proteins.
Additionally, many type 1 interferon-response genes, interferon-inducible proteins, antiviral proteins, TLR9 signaling molecules and transcription factors are up-regulated (data presented at AASLD 2009, Abstract 1597).
In addition to identifying the antiviral proteins produced by hepatocytes, his group would like to develop methods to stimulate the hepatocytes' antiviral response directly.
When the dendritic cells first encounter an allergic stimulus, however, they are significantly impaired in their ability to produce such antiviral proteins.