inclusion body

(redirected from inclusion body hepatitis)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia.

inclusion body

n.
An abnormal structure in a cell nucleus or cytoplasm having characteristic staining properties and usually composed of protein, occurring primarily in infectious diseases, especially viral infections such as rabies.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

inclusion body

A generic term for a circumscribed mass of intracellular or intranuclear material, which is often “foreign” to the cell or nucleus.

Examples
Metal (e.g., lead, mercury); viral particles (e.g., herpes, CMV); metabolically inactive materials (e.g., ceroid, Mallory bodies).
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

inclusion body

  1. a body present in the nuclei or cytoplasm of cells infected by viruses or other intracellular parasites.
  2. an insoluble protein aggregate that may form a crystalline structure inside host cells. An inclusion body may form as a result of overproduction of recombinant or normal protein in an overexpression system (see GENE EXPRESSION).
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
References in periodicals archive ?
Genetic characterization, pathogenicity, and protection studies with an avian adenovirus isolate associated with inclusion body hepatitis. Avian Dis., 51: 27-32.
Isolation and PCR identification of 12 strains of inclusion body hepatitis virus from clinical broilers.
Fowl adenoviruses isolated from chickens with inclusion body hepatitis in Japan, 2009-2010.
Characterization of fowl adenoviruses associated with hydropericardium syndrome and inclusion body hepatitis in broiler chickens.