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poxviruses

The largest viruses, just visible by light microscopy, these were responsible for SMALLPOX and now cause cowpox (VACCINIA), orf and MOLLUSCUM CONTAGIOSUM, but not CHICKENPOX.
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Due to large genome size of poxviruses ~200-300kb, many poxvirus genes are dispensable for growth of the virus in vitro or in vivo and their deletion frequently leads to virus attenuation for the natural host e.g.
In response, poxviruses have evolved to overcome PKR by encoding two genes, K3L and E3L, which thwart host-defense mechanisms that normally prevent viral infection.
But large double-stranded DNA viruses like poxviruses and herpesviruses are much slower to evolve than RNA viruses, leaving scientists wondering how they adapt to compete in the arms race with the immune system.
Of the known poxviruses, a genus stands out due to its medical importance and because it serves as a model for studying the Orthopoxvirus viral family, which comprises the smallpox virus and Vaccinia virus (VACV).
Poxviruses are enveloped, linear, double-stranded DNA viruses in the order Caudovirales and family Poxviridae.
HDP-CDV is more than 100 times as effective against poxviruses as cidofovir is.
Filoviruses, such as Ebola virus and Marburg virus, and poxviruses, including smallpox, pose a potential biological warfare or bioterrorism threat.
Cells stained with hematoxylin and eosin contained large eosinophilic cytoplasmic inclusion bodies that were compatible with infection by poxviruses, including CPXV (36) and ECTV (37) (Figure 2, panel B).
The Poxviridae is divided into two subfamilies: Entomopoxvirinae, that comprises insect poxviruses, and Chordopoxvirinae, that includes all poxviruses of vertebrates (2).
Avian poxviruses are members of the genus Avipoxvirus of the Poxviridae family, which comprises a group of morphologically similar, large and complex DNA viruses that have varied degrees of host specificity.
Poxviruses have evolved a wide-spectrum of open-reading frames (ORFs) encoding immunoregulators which bind host proteins and disrupt the antiviral immune response.
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Scientists have now identified a novel compound, which can stall virus replication, and thereby fight infection caused by poxviruses, like Monkeypox.