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xenotropic

(zen″ŏ-trop′ik, zēn″, -trō′pik) [ xeno- + -tropic]
Of some viruses, capable of growing in a species that differs from their normal host
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(http://dx.doi.org/10.1128/mBio.00266-12) "A Multicenter Blinded Analysis Indicates No Association between Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and either Xenotropic Murine Leukemia Virus-Related Virus or Polytropic Murine Leukemia Virus." mBio 3: e00266-12, 18 September 2012.
XRMV (xenotropic murine leukemia virus) has been found in 23% of 200 cancerous prostates but only 6% of noncancerous prostates studied by researchers.
XMRV, short for xenotropic murine leukemia-virus-related virus, affects the immune system.
XMRV, short for xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus, also shows up in some men with prostate cancer, particularly those with aggressive malignancies, another research team reported in September in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
A study published in the October issue of the journal Science reported that many patients with chronic fatigue syndrome were infected with a recently discovered virus, the xenotropic murine leukemia virus- related virus ( XMRV) which probably descended from a group of viruses that cause cancer in mice.
They found the infection known as XMRV - xenotropic murine leukaemia virus - in just under a third of them.
The research team hopes that the virus, XMRV (Xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus), would open opportunities for developing diagnostic tests, vaccines, and therapies for treating the cancer.
Methods: Purified bovine thrombin was challenged with a high-titer clarified brain homogenate of the 263K hamster scrapie strain, a model for bovine transmissible spongiform encephalopathy agents, and 4 representative model viruses: bovine parvovirus (BPV), xenotropic mucine leukemia virus (XMuLV), pseudorabies virus (PRV), and bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV).
The virus, called xenotropic murine-like retrovirus (XMRV), "has never before been seen in humans, but it is closely related to one that is associated with leukemia in mice," Dr.
The virus, called xenotropic murinelike retrovirus (XMRV), "has never before been seen in humans, but it is closely related to one that is associated with leukemia in mice," Dr.
The patients also were examined for xenotropic murine-leukemia virus-related virus in a previous study (14).
To the Editor: Xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV) is a recently described human retrovirus that has been associated with prostate cancer and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) (1,2).