poxviruses


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poxviruses

The largest viruses, just visible by light microscopy, these were responsible for SMALLPOX and now cause cowpox (VACCINIA), orf and MOLLUSCUM CONTAGIOSUM, but not CHICKENPOX.
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In addition to HDP-CDV, as many as 27 other drugs show promise against poxviruses in early lab tests, says virologist Earl R.
Their experiments demonstrated similar results, showing that this chemical compound has the ability to inhibit different varieties of poxviruses.
No evidence of poxviruses was found in the animals investigated in those studies.
Jennerex's products target, attack and eradicate cancers through a novel and potent oncolytic mechanism that is dependent on highly-specific replication of the Company's poxviruses in cancer cells.
We used ClustalX (9) to align the sequences for comparison with other homologous Orf virus sequences and other high-GC poxviruses.
JX-594, currently in Phase 2 clinical trials, is a cancer biotherapeutic product from a proprietary breakthrough class of targeted and armed oncolytic and immunotherapeutic poxviruses.
These findings also raise questions about the temporal and spatial dynamics of virus transmission in wild birds and suggest that interactions between genetically and biologically distinct poxviruses, their susceptible hosts, and concurrent malarial infections may play important roles in determining severity of epidemics.
SIGA's scientific research team has a deep understanding of the molecular biology of poxviruses and the biochemistry necessary to develop immunity in animals.
Maximum-likelihood analysis grouped the 2003-2004 Virginia avian poxviruses into a clade distinct from those reported in European free-ranging birds, with the exception of a single case in a mourning dove that clustered within one European clade.
JX-594 is a cancer biotherapeutic product, currently in Phase 2 trials, from a proprietary breakthrough class of targeted and armed oncolytic and immunotherapeutic poxviruses.
Still 3 avian poxviruses from Hawaiian birds showed distinguishable reaction in approximately 27, 34, 35, and 81 kDa proteins when polyclonal antibodies against the Hawaiian poxvirus isolate (Alala/lanakila) were used.
Previously, researchers demonstrated that poxviruses contain a DNA polymerase necessary for viral replication and which is similar to the DNA polymerase of herpesviruses.