foamy viruses


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foam·y vi·rus·es

retroviruses of the genus Spumavirus, family Retroviridae, found in primates and other mammals; so named because of lacelike changes produced in monkey kidney cells; syncytia are also produced.
Synonym(s): foamy agents

foam·y vi·rus·es

(fō'mē vī'rŭs-ĕz)
Retroviruses found in primates and other mammals; so named because of lacelike changes produced in monkey kidney cells; syncytia are also produced.
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From the data, it is clear that foamy viruses are not able to infect nondividing cells efficiently most likely because of lower integration efficiency compared to lentiviruses unless cells are undergoing mitosis.
Gajdusek, "Human foamy virus: further characterization, seroepidemiology, and relationship to chimpanzee foamy viruses," Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol.
Modes of transmission and genetic diversity of foamy viruses in a Macaca tonkeana colony.
The 2 hunters who had been bitten by 2 different animals were infected with chimpanzee (CH66) and gorilla (CH29) foamy viruses, respectively.
Simian foamy viruses are members of this group, and the high rates of viral chatter observed in Cameroon suggest a strong potential for their emergence as a human-to-human transmitted pathogen.
Isolation of foamy viruses from baboon (Papio cynocephalus) tissues.