arterivirus


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Related to arterivirus: Astroviridae, PRRSV

arterivirus

(är-tîr′ĭ-vī′rəs)
n.
Any of a genus of RNA viruses, including species that cause equine arteritis and swine infertility.

Arterivirus

a genus in the family Arteriviridae, in the order Nidovirales, which also includes Coronaviridae.
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Open reading frame 1a--encoded subunits of the arterivirus replicase induce endoplasmic reticulum-derived double-membrane vesicles which carry the viral replication complex.
In North America and Europe, the syndrome is caused by two genotypes of porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV), an arterivirus whose genomes diverge by approximately 40%.
Although the N-protein is a relatively conserved arterivirus protein, considerable amino acid differences exist between European and North American PRRSVs.
Polylactosaminoglycan chains on the ectodomain of the primary envelope glycoprotein of an arterivirus determine its neuropathogenicity, sensitivity to antibody neutralization and immunogenicity of the neutralization epitope.