a subfamily of retroviruses that includes HIV. Lentiviruses kill cells and are associated with chronic, slow-developing diseases.
family of slow retroviruses that can infect quiescent cells (not dividing cells).
A retrovirus utilized for gene therapy vectors.
a "slow" virus characterized by a long interval between infection and the beginning of symptoms
(also LENTIRETROVIRUS) Type of "slow virus" in the retrovirus family; includes the immunodeficiency viruses ( HIV, SIV).
"slow" virus characterized by a long interval between infection and the onset of symptoms. HIV is a lentivirus as is the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), which infects nonhuman primates.
"Slow" virus characterised by a long interval between infection and the onset of symptoms. HIV is a lentivirus as is the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) that infects non-human primates.
a subgroup of the RETROVIRUS family that includes HIV and is characterized by long periods of clinical LATENCY after infection.
Any of a group of animal viruses that cause diseases having an unusually long incubation period
A sub-family of retrovirii that is cytopathic and causes chronic diseases. HIV is a lentivirus.
Lentivirus (lenti-, Latin for "slow") is a genus of slow viruses of the Retroviridae family, characterized by a long incubation period. Lentiviruses can deliver a significant amount of genetic information into the DNA of the host cell, so they are one of the most efficient methods of a gene delivery vector. HIV, SIV, and FIV are all examples of lentiviruses.