"Virus Latency" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
The ability of a pathogenic virus to lie dormant within a cell (latent infection). In eukaryotes, subsequent activation and viral replication is thought to be caused by extracellular stimulation of cellular transcription factors. Latency in bacteriophage is maintained by the expression of virally encoded repressors.
- Virus Latency
- Latencies, Virus
- Latency, Virus
- Virus Latencies
- Viral Latency
- Latencies, Viral
- Latency, Viral
- Viral Latencies
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