A virus responsible for upper respiratory tract infections. Recombinant adenovirus is used as a gene therapy vector.
First discovered in human adenoids (an adenoid is a tissue at the back of the throat), this group of 20-sided viruses causes respiratory and other diseases. Adenoviruses contain DNA.
A virus that can cause respiratory and eye infections, and that is being investigated as a part of a strategy known as gene therapy. Adenovirus is used to deliver one of a number of genes that may have a role in treating cancer including melanoma, as well as other diseases.