Definitions for "Adeno-associated virus"
Keywords:  aav, helper, vector, virus, parovirus
A small virus that requires adenovirus for growth. This virus causes no known human disease, and hence recombinant AAV is used as a gene therapy vector.
A small, stable virus that is not known to cause disease in humans. The naturally occurring form of the virus has only two genes, which are removed in the development of AAV vectors for gene delivery. Neither AAV nor AAV vectors have been known to induce a cellular immune response.
a nonpathogenic virus that may be used as a vector or delivery vehicle in genetic engineering to insert genes into cells.