(= simian virus 40) A small DNA tumour virus, member of the Papovaviridae. Isolated from monkey cells, which were being used for the preparation of poliovirus vaccine, and originally named â€˜vacuolating agent` owing to a cytopathic effect observed in infected cells. Found to induce tumours in new-born hamsters. In culture, transforms the cells of many non- and semi-permissive species, including mouse and human. See also T-antigen.
SV40: Simian virus 40, a polyomavirus found in simians (nonhuman primates), SV40 has no relationship to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or to the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV). Some lots of polio vaccines in the 1960s were discovered to contain SV40. It was found in the inactivated (Salk) polio vaccine and some experimental lots of ora...Found on http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=40070
Symbol for simian vacuolating virus No. 40. ... (05 Mar 2000) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
Type: Symbol Definitions: 1. Symbol for simian vacuolating virus No. 40.Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=87293
SV40 is an abbreviation for simian vacuolating virus 40 or simian virus 40, a polyomavirus that is found in both monkeys and humans. Like other polyomaviruses, SV40 is a DNA virus that has the potential to cause tumors, but most often persists as a latent infection.Found on http://www.chemistry-dictionary.com/definition/sv40.php
Simian virus 40. A virus that infects some types of monkeys. It may also infect humans, and was found in some polio vaccines tested in the early 1960s. Although the virus has been shown to cause cancer in laboratory animals, there is no evidence that it causes cancer in people. Also called simian virus 40.Found on http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary?expand=S
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