Herpesviridae


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Her·pes·vir·i·dae

(her'pēs-vir'i-dē),
A heterogeneous family of morphologically similar viruses, all of which contain double-stranded DNA and infect humans and a wide variety of other vertebrates. Infections produce type A inclusion bodies; in many instances, infection may remain latent for many years, even in the presence of specific circulating antibodies. Virions are enveloped, ether sensitive, and vary up to 200 nm in diameter; the nucleocapsids are 100 nm in diameter and of icosahedral symmetry, with 162 capsomeres. The family is subdivided into three subfamilies Alphaherpesvirinae, Betaherpesvirinae, and Gammaherpesvirinae, and includes herpes simplex virus, varicella-zoster virus, cytomegalovirus, and Epstein-Barr virus (all of which infect humans), pseudorabies virus of swine, equine rhinopneumonitis virus, infectious bovine rhinotracheitis virus, canine herpesvirus, B virus of Old World monkeys, several viruses of New World monkeys, virus III of rabbits, infectious laryngotracheitis virus of fowl, Marek disease virus of chickens, Lucké tumor virus of frogs, and many others.
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Her·pes·vir·i·dae

(hĕrpēz-viri-dē)
A heterogeneous family of morphologically similar viruses, all of which contain double-stranded DNA and infect humans and a wide variety of other vertebrates. Infections produce type A inclusion bodies; in many instances, infection may remain latent for many years, even in the presence of specific circulating antibodies.
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El EBV, al igual que otros virus de la familia Herpesviridae, se caracteriza por producir infecciones latentes que permanecen toda la vida en el individuo y que, eventualmente, se manifiestan de forma clinica (vera-Izaguirre et al.
Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) is a latent virus from the family Herpesviridae which is transmitted via the oropharyngeal secretions, blood, and contaminated belongings of infected individuals.
Sulfated polysaccharides and alginic acid-containing fractions extracted from algae were found to exert antiviral efficacy against a number of viruses families, including Flaviviridae, Togaviridae, Rhabdoviridae, and Herpesviridae and might be helpful in treatment of virus infections [146, 149-151].
HSV belongs to the family Herpesviridae and the subfamily Alphaherpesvirinae and is characterized by neurovirulence, latency, and reactivation.
Members of the representative latency-inducing Herpesviridae family, such as human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) [181], Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) [182], ovine herpesvirus 2 [183], and equine herpesvirus 2 [184], encode for IL-10 homologs.
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is a member of Herpesviridae family and causes infectious mononucleosis (IM) characterized by sore throat, fever, and lymphadenopathy.
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a double stranded herpes virus and member of the Herpesviridae family.
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a Herpesviridae with high seroprevalence, estimated between 30 and 97% [1-3].
Orrego et al., "Low levels of human cytomegalovirus infection in glioblastoma multiforme associates with patient survival;--a case-control study," Herpesviridae, vol.
Ploegh, "A deubiquitinating enzyme encoded by HSV-1 belongs to a family of cysteine proteases that is conserved across the family Herpesviridae," Molecular Cell, vol.
Herpesviridae is a family of dsDNA viruses that infect humans and animals, with eight in which humans are the primary host: herpes simplex type-1 (HSV-1), herpes simplex type-2 (HSV-2), herpes simplex type-6 (HSV-6), herpes simplex type-8 (HSV-8), varicella-zoster virus (VZV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), and CMV (Adams, Holland, & Urban, 2014; Rote & Huether, 2014).
The HSV belongs to the family of Herpesviridae, subfamily Alphaherpesvirinae, and genus Simplex virus [2,3].