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Descriptor English: Lentivirus
Descriptor Spanish: Lentivirus
Descriptor Portuguese: Lentivirus
Descriptor French: Lentivirus
Entry term(s): Lentivirinae
Lentiviruses
Tree number(s): B04.820.650.589
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016086
Scope note: A genus of the family RETROVIRIDAE consisting of non-oncogenic retroviruses that produce multi-organ diseases characterized by long incubation periods and persistent infection. Lentiviruses are unique in that they contain open reading frames (ORFs) between the pol and env genes and in the 3' env region. Five serogroups are recognized, reflecting the mammalian hosts with which they are associated. HIV-1 is the type species.
Annotation: a genus of the family Retroviridae; Latin lenti-, slow, refers to its long incubation period; infection = LENTIVIRUS INFECTIONS
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: Visna Virus (1979-1990)
Public MeSH Note: 94; was LENTIVIRINAE 1991-93
Online Note: use LENTIVIRUS to search LENTIVIRINAE 1991-93
History Note: 94; was LENTIVIRINAE 1991-93
DeCS ID: 31870
Unique ID: D016086
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1990/06/06
Revision Date: 2015/06/23
Lentivirus - Preferred
Concept UI M0024570
Scope note A genus of the family RETROVIRIDAE consisting of non-oncogenic retroviruses that produce multi-organ diseases characterized by long incubation periods and persistent infection. Lentiviruses are unique in that they contain open reading frames (ORFs) between the pol and env genes and in the 3' env region. Five serogroups are recognized, reflecting the mammalian hosts with which they are associated. HIV-1 is the type species.
Preferred term Lentivirus
Entry term(s) Lentiviruses
Lentivirinae - Broader
Concept UI M0024571
Preferred term Lentivirinae



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