subviral


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subviral

(sŭb-vī′rəl)
adj.
Relating to or being a particle that consists of either genetic material or protein and is smaller than a virus but has some of the properties of a virus: a subviral pathogen.
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During the following years of treatment, NA therapy inhibits only the HBV reverse transcription step, but has a small effect in reducing intrahepatic cccDNA levels or integrated HBV DNA sequence.[sup][27] In addition, there are more episomal HBV DNA-containing virions entering the hepatocyte than exocytosed into the peripheral circulation, leading to a replenishment of cccDNA.[sup][26] Finally, the production or secretion of empty HBsAg subviral particles is minimally affected by NA therapy.[sup][4] Therefore, the rates of HBsAg reduction in the subsequent years of ETV therapy were slower than in the 1[sup]st year.
Chapters are in sections on viral syndromes and general principles, and categories of viral agents, divided into three subsections on DNA and RNA viruses and subviral agents.
Moreover, not enough research has been done for scientists to determine whether, indeed, a viral or subviral infective component to Alzheimer's disease could effectively turn the tide on this illness that primarily strikes elderly individuals.
Hepatitis delta virus (HDV) is a subviral agent that can lead to severe acute and chronic forms of liver disease in association with hepatitis B virus.
Intracellular assembly and secretion of recombinant subviral particles from tick-borne encephalitis virus.
In addition, subviral particles consisting of the viral surface proteins prM/M and E are produced and presented to the immune system.
Though the practice of supplementing feed with animal byproducts has, for the most part, been abandoned, Waiters suggests that certain risks remain, as prions, the subviral infectious agent responsible for mad cow and vCJD are also found in wild game, though, to date, no one has connected consumption of deer or elk meat with vCJD.