simian virus

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sim·i·an vi·rus (SV),

any of a number of viruses, belonging to various families, isolated from monkeys or from cultures of monkey cells.
Synonym(s): vacuolating virus

sim·i·an vi·rus

(SV) (sim'ē-ăn vī'rŭs)
Any of a number of viruses, belonging to various families, isolated from monkeys or from cultures of monkey cells.
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Simian virus 40-like DNA sequences in human pleural mesothelioma.
Expression of simian virus 40 early genes in transformed rat cells is correlated with maintenance of the transformed phenotype.
Reimann and colleagues were able to passage a simian virus in rhesus monkeys in vivo, with a needlestick, and after two serial passages induced lymphopenia and an AIDS-like disease with wasting and susceptibility to opportunistic infections.
Integration of simian virus 40 deoxyribonucleic acid into the deoxyribonucleic acid of permissive monkey kidney cells.
Characterization of human uroepithelial cells immortalized in vitro by simian virus 40.
For some other viruses, including Guanarito, Junin, lymphocytic choriomeningitis, and Sabia (all arenaviruses); simian virus 40; Titi monkey virus; and influenza A(H5N1) virus, human-to-human transmission is rare or merely suspected.
After antigen retrieval with ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid at pH 8 and microwaving at 900 W (2 steps of 3 minutes, followed by 2 steps of 4 minutes), immunoperoxidase staining was performed using a polyclonal antibody against the VP1 through VP3 proteins of simian virus 40 (dilution, 1:20000; Lee Biomolecular Research Labs, San Diego, Calif), which cross-reacts with human BKV and JCV.
A virologist colleague had shown Twarock a 1991 scientific article that reported that every one of the 72 capsomers of a polyoma-type virus called Simian Virus 40 (SV-40) is a pentamer.
The researchers, who reported their findings at the opening session of a scientific meeting here, said the simian virus was closely related to HIV-1, the type of AIDS virus that has caused the overwhelming majority of cases in the world.
A month later, each animal in the treatment group received a single, intra-vaginal dose of PRO 2000 (at one of three strengths) and all animals were then challenged intra-vaginally with a hybrid simian-human immunodeficiency virus (SHIV), a simian virus that has the envelope of HIV.
To the Editor: Parainfluenza virus 5 (PIV5), family Paramyxoviridae, genus Rubulavirus, was previously known as simian virus 5 because of its discovery in primary monkey kidney cells in 1954 (1).