paramyxoviruses


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paramyxoviruses

A family of viruses resembling the myxoviruses and responsible for causing PARAINFLUENZA, MUMPS, MEASLES and respiratory syncytial disease in infants.
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Sequence analysis of paramyxovirus sequences showed a clear bifurcation of the phylogenetic tree, segregating paramyxoviruses detected in pteropodid bats (Pteropodidae) from paramyxoviruses detected in bats of other families (Figure).
Henipaviruses: emerging paramyxoviruses associated with fruit bats.
Identification of paramyxoviruses isolated from birds dying in quarantine in Great Britain during 1980 to 1981.
The genome organization (Figure 2, panels A, B) resembled that of most paramyxoviruses, containing 6 genes, N, V/P, M, F, HN, and L, encoding the 7 viral proteins: nucleocapsid (N), V protein (V), phosphoprotein (P), matrix protein (M), fusion protein (F), hemagglutinin-neuraminidase (HN), and polymerase (L).
Total RNA was extracted from 189 spleen tissue samples by using TRIzol reagent (Life Technologies, Carlsbad, CA, USA) and screened for paramyxoviruses by seminested broad-spectrum RT-PCR of paramyxovirus polymerase (L) genes (9).
Species infected with paramyxoviruses, poxviruses, and reoviruses were more likely to have visible disease (p = 0.
However, when red blood cells from chicks and guinea pigs were used, hemagglutination that would indicate the presence of paramyxoviruses or influenza viruses was not observed in the allantoic fluid.
To the Editor: Bats are hosts for various emerging viruses, including the zoonotic paramyxoviruses Hendra virus and Nipah virus, which occur in Australia and Southeast Asia, respectively, and cause severe disease outbreaks among humans and livestock (1).
Sequence analysis showed that the strands were homologous to the matrix, fusion, and phosphoprotein genes of paramyxoviruses, suggesting the possibility of a novel paramyxovirus (2,3).
Genotyping schemes for other paramyxoviruses, such as measles virus and mumps virus, have been delineated (31,32).
However, paramyxoviruses, including HMPV, can predispose animals to bacterial pneumonia (6-8), as appeared to be the case in the adult female mountain gorilla reported here.
Frequent detection of human rhinoviruses, paramyxoviruses, corona-viruses, and bocavirus during acute respiratory tract infections.