myxoma virus


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Related to myxoma virus: Myxo, Leporipoxvirus
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a poxvirus closely related to smallpox virus

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OncoMyx Therapeutics, a startup launched from Arizona State University, develops oncolytic immunotherapies based on the myxoma virus platform to orchestrate an immune response and treat cancer.
Recently, they treated rabbit cells with a well-studied chemokine called RANTES to see if it would hinder the ability of myxoma virus to infect the cells.
3, 1999 SCIENCE, the biologists conclude that myxoma virus, and probably variola and other poxviruses, somehow use the chemokine receptors to gain entry to cells.
According to Hugh Tyndale-Biscoe, who was starting his career in science at this time, the success of the myxoma virus did two things for Ratcliffe and his team.
These models build on some of the best studied and documented invasion cases like measles, the black death, myxoma virus in rabbits, and rabies, and show the potential of models to generate a better understanding of the crucial factors controlling the spread of these diseases.
The point releases of both myxoma virus and RHDV into large naive host populations represent a grand experiment in disease emergence and evolution (10), which provides a unique opportunity to study the virulence evolution of emerging pathogens as well as their complex interactions with each other.
Because the rabbits were causing catastrophic damage to the island's vegetation, Myxomatosis and the European rabbit flea (which spreads the Myxoma virus) were introduced in 1968.
The myxoma virus devastated rabbit colonies when it was released in Australia 50 years ago.
The one notable success against Australia's worst pest, the European rabbit, came in 1950 when CSIRO released the myxoma virus, which causes the lethal disease myxomatosis.
felis, Yersinia pestis, and many Bartonella spp.); viruses (e.g., myxoma virus); protozoa (e.g., Trypanosoma spp.); or helminths (e.g., Hymenolepis spp.) (2).
He then began studying myxoma virus infection in rabbits.
Calicivirus, myxoma virus and the wild rabbit in Australia: a tale of three invasions.
After its introduction into Australia for controlling the imported European rabbit population, myxoma virus underwent attenuation with concurrent selection for resistance in the rabbit population (14).