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Mink Cell Focus-Inducing Viruses MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Mink Cell Focus-Inducing Viruses
Tree Number(s)
Unique ID
RDF Unique Identifier
infection: coordinate IM with RETROVIRIDAE INFECTIONS (IM) + TUMOR VIRUS INFECTIONS (IM); add also LEUKEMIA, EXPERIMENTAL (IM), or LEUKEMIA (IM) (for spontaneous leukemia), or ERYTHROLEUKEMIA (IM) if pertinent
Scope Note
Strains of MURINE LEUKEMIA VIRUS discovered in 1976 by Hartley, Wolford, Old, and Rowe and so named because the viruses originally isolated had the capacity to transform cell foci in mink cell cultures. MCF viruses are generated by recombination with ecotropic murine leukemia viruses including AKR, Friend, Moloney, and Rauscher, causing ERYTHROLEUKEMIA and severe anemia in mice.
Entry Term(s)
MCF Viruses
Mink cell focus-inducing virus
Registry Number
Previous Indexing
Friend Virus (1966-1985)
Leukemia, Experimental (1966-1985)
Mouse Leukemia Viruses (1966-1985)
Public MeSH Note
91; was see under MOUSE LEUKEMIA VIRUSES 1986-90
History Note
91(86); was see under MOUSE LEUKEMIA VIRUSES 1986-90
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Date of Entry
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Mink Cell Focus-Inducing Viruses Preferred
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