Respiratory Syncytial Virus

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Respiratory Syncytial Virus

Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a very common virus that causes infections in the lungs and respiratory tract. Most children have been infected with the virus by age 2, though it may also affect adults. Symptoms are generally mild and similar to that of a common cold. RSV can be severe in the case of premature babies, infants with underlying health conditions, older adults, adults with heart and lung disease, or anyone with a weak immune system.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Respiratory Syncytial Virus" returned 1593 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Interaction of the Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus matrix protein with cellular adaptor protein complex 3 plays a critical role in trafficking.
 

Author(s): Casey Ward, Maciej Maselko, Christopher Lupfer, Meagan Prescott, Manoj K Pastey

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Human Respiratory Syncytial Virus (HRSV) is a leading cause of bronchopneumonia in infants and the elderly. To date, knowledge of viral and host protein interactions within HRSV is limited and are critical areas of research. Here, we show that HRSV Matrix (M) protein interacts with ...

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2017

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In silico analysis of amino acid variation in human respiratory syncytial virus: insights into immunodiagnostics.
 

Author(s): Claudemir Souza, Nilson It Zanchin, Marco A Krieger, Adriana Ludwig

Journal: Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz. 2017 Oct;112(10):655-663.

 

The highly contagious nature of human respiratory syncytial virus (HRSV) and the gravity of its infection in newborns and vulnerable adults pose a serious public health problem. Thus, a rapid and sensitive diagnostic test for viral detection that can be implemented upon the first ...

Last Updated: 27 Sep 2017

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Distinct patterns of innate immune activation by clinical isolates of respiratory syncytial virus.
 

Author(s): Ruth Levitz, Yajing Gao, Igor Dozmorov, Ran Song, Edward K Wakeland, Jeffrey S Kahn

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Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is a major respiratory pathogen of infants and young children. Multiple strains of both subgroup A and B viruses circulate during each seasonal epidemic. Genetic heterogeneity among RSV genomes, in large part due to the error prone RNA-dependent, ...

Last Updated: 6 Sep 2017

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The terms "Respiratory Syncytial Virus" returned 112 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The epidemiology of medically attended respiratory syncytial virus in older adults in the United States: A systematic review.
 

Author(s): Ann D Colosia, Jin Yang, Eric Hillson, Josephine Mauskopf, Catherine Copley-Merriman, Vivek Shinde, Jeffrey Stoddard

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This review was undertaken to assess the historical evidence of the disease incidence and burden of laboratory-confirmed respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in medically attended older adults.

Last Updated: 10 Aug 2017

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Immunological Features of Respiratory Syncytial Virus-Caused Pneumonia-Implications for Vaccine Design.
 

Author(s): Emma Rey-Jurado, Alexis M Kalergis

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The human respiratory syncytial virus (hRSV) is the causative agent for high rates of hospitalizations due to viral bronchiolitis and pneumonia worldwide. Such a disease is characterized by an infection of epithelial cells of the distal airways that leads to inflammation and subsequently ...

Last Updated: 9 Mar 2017

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[Potential neurocognitive consequences of infection by human respiratory syncytial virus].
 

Author(s): Juan Carlos Flores, Karen Bohmwald, Janyra Espinoza, Crlstlna Jara, Marcela Peña, Rodrigo Hoyos-Bachiloglu, Carolina Iturriaga, Alexis M Kalergis, Arturo Borzutzky

Journal: Rev Chilena Infectol. 2016 Oct;33(5):537-542.

 

Human respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection remains as a major cause of morbidity and mortality among pediatric population. Immune response is poor and unable to establish a long term effective protection against this virus. Of particular interest has been the description of ...

Last Updated: 23 Jan 2017

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Last Updated: 31 Jan 2017

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