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Lentivirus MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Lentivirus
Tree Number(s)
B04.820.650.589
Unique ID
D016086
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016086
Annotation
a genus of the family Retroviridae; Latin lenti-, slow, refers to its long incubation period; infection = LENTIVIRUS INFECTIONS
Scope Note
A genus of the family RETROVIRIDAE consisting of non-oncogenic retroviruses that produce multi-organ diseases characterized by long incubation periods and persistent infection. Lentiviruses are unique in that they contain open reading frames (ORFs) between the pol and env genes and in the 3' env region. Five serogroups are recognized, reflecting the mammalian hosts with which they are associated. HIV-1 is the type species.
Entry Term(s)
Lentivirinae
Registry Number
txid11646
NLM Classification #
QW 168.5.R18
Previous Indexing
Visna Virus (1979-1990)
Public MeSH Note
94; was LENTIVIRINAE 1991-93
Online Note
use LENTIVIRUS to search LENTIVIRINAE 1991-93
History Note
94; was LENTIVIRINAE 1991-93
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1990/06/06
Revision Date
2020/09/02
Lentivirus Preferred
Lentivirinae Broader
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