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Descriptor English: Proviruses
Descriptor Spanish: Provirus
Descriptor Portuguese: Provírus
Descriptor French: Provirus
Entry term(s): Provirus
Tree number(s): B04.725
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011533
Scope note: Duplex DNA sequences in eukaryotic chromosomes, corresponding to the genome of a virus, that are transmitted from one cell generation to the next without causing lysis of the host. Proviruses are often associated with neoplastic cell transformation and are key features of retrovirus biology.
Annotation: coord IM with specific virus (IM)
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PH physiology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
Previous Indexing: Oncogenic Viruses or specific (1971-1976)
Retroviridae or specific (1977-1987)
Public MeSH Note: 88
History Note: 88
Related: Endogenous Retroviruses MeSH
Mutagenesis, Insertional MeSH
Prophages MeSH
Virus Integration MeSH
DeCS ID: 29538
Unique ID: D011533
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1988/01/01
Date of Entry: 1987/05/09
Revision Date: 2002/07/03
Proviruses - Preferred
Concept UI M0017932
Scope note Duplex DNA sequences in eukaryotic chromosomes, corresponding to the genome of a virus, that are transmitted from one cell generation to the next without causing lysis of the host. Proviruses are often associated with neoplastic cell transformation and are key features of retrovirus biology.
Preferred term Proviruses
Entry term(s) Provirus



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